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

Stephan Moccio’s solo recital in Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain, on Mon. 12th Dec.

Stephan Moccio will be performing inside Al Ain’s Al Jahili Fort on 12th December. This concert is part of the ongoing Abu Dhabi Classics 2016-17 series.moccio-solo-piano

The section below was extracted from “The National“‘s ‘Arts & Life‘article, dated 26th. Sept. 2016 – http://www.thenational.ae/arts-life/music/5-key-performances-to-look-forward-to-in-2016-17-abu-dhabi-classics#3

When Classic meets Pop:- He wrote the Miley Cyrus’s hit ‘Wrecking Ball, but few people would be able to pick out Stephan Moccio in a line-up.

Making a novel outreach into crossover territory, Abu Dhabi Classics this season presents a programme titled “When Classic Meets Pop”, fittingly presented by a man who has achieved considerable success in both fields.

Canadian composer Moccio is best known as a Grammy-nominated writer-for-hire, who has written or co-written a number of international smashes, including The Weekend’s ‘Earned It‘ and Celine Dion’s comeback hit ‘A New Day Has Come.

But he is also the noted recording artist behind a series of instrumental albums, often of solo piano music.

In a bid to break down snobbish barriers, this special programme will feature Moccio presenting his work in a storytelling framework. Following an instrumental opening half, he will be joined after the interval by guest singers who will bring to life many of the popular hits he wrote. “There are many times when I find myself caught between opposing forces in my music,” says Moccio. “Is it classical or pop? Am I a performer or a composer? Do I collaborate or work alone?

“As a creator, these are questions that I face every day – and finding answers is somewhat of a balancing act, because they are usually somewhere in-between.”

Programme:-
Carrie
To Say Goodbye to You
Sirens
Porcelain
Gabrielle
Tristesse
Kaleidoscope

Further details about this piano recital, including ticket availability, can be found at:-

https://abudhabievents.ae/en/Pages/stephan-moccio-solo-piano-recital-.aspx