Toulouse Symphony Orchestra to perform in Al Ain on 3rd May

As the great Abu Dhabi Classics series 2016-17 draws to a close, the Toulouse Symphony Orchestra will be performing twice in Abu Dhabi Emirate.
On Tuesday, 2nd May, the orchestra, along with Tugan Sokiev and Edgar Moreau, will be performing at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi.
On the following evening, Wednesday, 3rd May, at 8 p.m., the orchestra will perform in Al Ain! The Al Ain venue is the Great Hall of the UAE University.Sokhiev-Toulouse-Marc-Brenner-Hero2

For their second evening in the garden city – Al Ain, the Orchestre national du Capital de Toulouse and Tugan Sokhiev will resume their journey through the music of the Arabian nights.  The orchestra will be performing pieces such as Aladdin which are surrounded by a fantasy like atmosphere that capture the colourful characters of the stories of 1001 nights.

Programme:
Nielsen :   Aladdin
Saint Saëns: Concerto pour violoncelle
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique      

For more details, visit:-

https://abudhabievents.ae/en/Pages/toulouse-symphony-orchestra-with-tugan-sokhiev.aspx

Jordi Savall returns with Hesperion XXI on Sun., 15 Jan.

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 Grammy award-winning artist, Jordi Savall, returns with Hesperion XXI to Al Ain’s oasis and the Bin Hamooda Fort on Sunday, 15th January.

..Again with the help of the ancient music ensemble Hespèrion XXI, this time augmented by artists from India and China, as well as with prominent Emirati artists, Grammy Award-winner Savall, one of the most exceptional figures in today’s music world and a major concert performer, will undertake the incredible task to recreate the music of Ibn Battuta’s spectacular travels. As one of the principal architects of the current revaluation of historical music, Savall, who plays viol and rebab, will guide us on a journey through time and space, performing the music Ibn Battuta heard during his visits to royal courts, palaces, public places or small villages. A long forgotten world and its enchanting atmosphere will come back to life through the magic of music which will be complemented by readings from Ibn Battuta’s exotic travel journal, allowing music and words to mix and recreate his marvellous adventure.
Born in Tangiers in the Hijri year 703 (1304 AD), Ibn Battuta was an explorer, voyager and writer, visiting the Middle East, the Maghreb and Mashreq regions as well as parts of Africa, Europe and the Far East. These extraordinary journeys were documented in his travel record, making him one of the first globetrotters (Jawwala) of history and one of the early masters of travel literature (Rihla). The Arab world remembers him as the “traveller of the Arabs” (Mussàfir al-Arab) and the “traveller of time” (Rahala al asr). For Western scholars, who began studying and translating his work from the 19th Century on, he was the “Voyager of Islam” or the “Arabic Marco Polo”.
For his second concert in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Savall will present Ibn Battuta: The voyager of Islam II in the magical setting of the Oasis of Al Ain.

https://abudhabievents.ae/en/Pages/jordi-savall-ibn-battuta-the-voyager.aspx

Lots of photos of the AAMF 2016 ‘Young Hands & Voices’ concert!

dsc_0984sLots of photos and a few videos of the AAMF 2016 ‘Young Hands & Voices concert are now available!

To view these photos and videos click on these two links:- 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B0AZMlDa0K1ScVBZS0lOMlF2MW8  and

https://www.flickr.com/photos/108127153@N07

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‘Young Hands & Voices’ in action…

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The young performers delighted their audience at Al Qattara Arts Centre last Friday evening during the  AAMF’s “Young Hands & Voices” concert.

Congratulations!

 This video of another of the evening’s performances – by a violinist and pianist from Aris Castro’s class – was kindly provided by Azhar Talal…

‘Magical’- “Young Hands & Voices” concert at Al Qattara Arts Centre

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“Was amazing .. yes young voices and hands but big talent and great hope for a future were everyone speak the universal language of music love and peace.” Azhar Talal.

Our thanks go to Azhar Talal for providing us with this evocative photo of the AAMF ‘Young Hands & Voices‘ concert at Al Qattara Arts Centre on Friday, 18th Nov. 2016.

Our congratulations go to Yaremi Ledesma Alvarez for organising this concert so successfully!

Al Qattara Arts Centre ready for evening’s ‘Young Hands & Voices’

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Al Qattara Arts Centre – 18th Nov. 2016 – Photo provided by Yaremi Ledesma Alvarez

Al Qattara Arts Centre is now ready to stage this evening’s AAMF 2016 “Young Hands & Voices” concert.

This concert starts at 5:30 pm. today. Admission is free. Don’t miss it!

Final two events of AAMF 2016 this Friday, 18th November

The final two events of the AAMF 2016 will take place this Friday, 18th November. We hope that you have enjoyed the AAMF 2016 ride so far and will come out in numbers to support the musicians again this Friday!

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Young Musicians at their AAMF 2013 Concert in Brighton College, Al Ain

The venue for the ‘Young Hands & Voices‘ concert will be in the courtyard area within the Al Qattara Arts Centre complex. The stage placement is outdoors under the stars.

The Al Qattara Arts Centre’s location is featured on Google Maps at:-
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Al+Qattara+Arts+Centre/@24.2601587,55.7447229,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x3e8ab85555555555:0xc48fc3d8f55c566d!8m2!3d24.2601538!4d55.7491003

  • The sound check for this concert is scheduled for 4:30 pm – and all of the young performers have been advised to attend for it.

    The door opens for the audience at 5:15 pm, and the starting time is 5:30 pm..

    Admission is free – so, no tickets required!

    The dress code for this concert is ‘formal /casual’ – respecting UAE moral codes.

Many thanks go out to the corporate sponsors of this concert!
Bawadi Mall is loaning the grand piano; the Al Ain Danat Hotel is providing cake for the performers; the Hili Al Rayhaan Hotel by Rotana is giving vouchers for the best performers; and Aldar Academies is providing the sound system, instruments, and transportation to and from the venue.

This is the kind and generous sponsorship which is so vital for this community-based music festival. Without it, this festival won’t survive!