Al Ain Chamber Orchestra to play at ‘Garden City Classics’ on Fri. 3rd Nov. at La Dolce Vita, Al Ain

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The Al Ain Chamber Orchestra will be performing at the AAMFGarden City Classics” concert on Friday, 3rd November. The venue is la dolce vita, Al Ain.
Please note that this AAMF 2017 concert starts at 6:30 p.m.
There is no charge for admission. So, why not register your interest at the “Garden City Classics” Facebook Events page by clicking on this link? –

Special guest performers at AAMF Garden City Classics on 3rd Nov.

IMG-20171014-WA0000Several special guest performers will be performing on the same AAMF “Garden City Classics programme as Khaled Badrieh (3)the Al Ain Chamber Orchestra and Khaled Badrieh and his band, Arabistica on Friday, 3rd November.

Ilya-Netkach-&-Natalia-Nechepurenko-DuoThese special guests include the duo of violinist and composer, Ilya Netkach, and pianist Natalia Nechepurenko, who will perform:
Steps” by Rolf Lovland; “Burned Bridges” by Ilya Netkach; “Milonga Sin Palabras” by Astor Piazzolla; “Windancer” by Rolf Lovland; and “Spanish Dance” by Myroslav Skoryk.

Jennifer EastwoodAlso on this programme, the duo of Jennifer Eastwood and Stephen Aston, will perform Henry Purcell’s “Fairest Isle” and “Music for a While“.

Please note that this concert has the early start time of 6:30 p.m. at the la dolce vita venue. Don’t miss it!

AAMF ‘Garden City Classics’ on Fri. 3rd Nov. at la dolce vita, Al Ain!

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The AAMF 2017 ‘Garden City Classics’ concert will showcase the talents of a host of local musicians!
They will be joined by renowned oud player, Khaled Badrieh, and his band, Arabistica.

There is no admission charge for this concert at the la dolce vita venue, located off Khalifa Bin Zayed the First Street in central Al Ain, across the road from Al Jahili School.

Please note that this AAMF 2017 concert starts earlier than usual at 6:30 pm. on Friday, 3rd November. 

Don’t miss it!!

AAMF 2016 opens with ‘A Classical Serenade’ this Thursday, 3rd Nov.!


The Al Ain Music Festival 2016 kicks off this Thursday evening with “A Classical Serenade” in the Auditorium of Brighton College, Al Ain.

al-ain-choral-society-2016The Al Ain Chamber Orchestra and Al Ain Choral Society will be joined by a number of special guest performers.

Two more of those highly talented musicians are Rebecca Haworth and Gudmunder Jonsson.

 rebecca-haworthRebecca Haworth is currently the Deputy Head and Teacher of Music at Brighton College Al Ain. She has been living in the Oasis City since the College opened in 2013. She has greatly enjoyed seeing the Performing Arts department grow and flourish over this time. Rebecca started learning the flute at the age of 10 after hearing a performance of Poulenc’s Flute Sonata, a piece that still holds a great level of mystique and intrigue for her. She went on to read music at degree level at the University of Nottingham and continued her studies to Masters level at the University of Cambridge.

Rebecca has performed at a variety of different venues across the UK, including The Royal Albert Hall, Kings College Cambridge, York Minster and as part of the choir that performed Mahler’s 8th Symphony at Ely Cathedral. She is also a keen composer and has had compositions performed by the Allegri String Quartet and members of the London Symphony Orchestra and London Sinfonietta.

gudmunder-jonssonGudmundur Jonsson first studied music at the Reykjavik College of Music under the guidance of Gardar Cortes. He then went on to study vocal performance at the Royal Academy of Music, London from 2002-2004 under Mark Wildman and Mary Hill. He has performed as a soloist in the UK, Iceland, Serbia, Italy and China. Recent performances include the role of Cuno in Der Freischutz by Carl Maria Von Weber, various lieder by Brahms and Schubert, for example, and oratorio recitals by Bach, Purcell and Handel. Gudmundur currently works at Brighton College Al Ain where he is the Head of Senior School.

A Classical Serenade” starts at 7 pm. on Thursday, 3rd November.
Admission is free. Don’t miss it!

AAMF’s ‘Classical Serenade’ – Thursday, 3rd. November at Brighton College, Al Ain

The Al Ain Choral Society and Al Ain Chamber Orchestra have been joined on the ‘Classical Serenade‘ programme by pianist, Gulmira Abdukhalikova, and oud player, Khaled Nawaf Badrieh.

This concert starts at 7 pm. on Thursday, 3rd November. The venue is the impressive auditorium of the Brighton College, Al Ain.


Admission is free. Don’t miss it!

Al Ain’s Orchestra and Choir join forces on 3rd November

We are delighted to announce that the Al Ain Choral Society and Al Ain Chamber Orchestra will be joining forces for an AAMF 2016 concert!

The date for lovers of classical music to note is Thursday, 3rd November.
We anticipate that several other guest performers will be performing on this evening, too.

Further details will follow shortly. In the meantime, here is a video of the local choir and orchestra performing “Scarborough Fair” together at the AAMF 2015 ‘Musical Fantasia‘ concert last November…

Local Choir and Orchestra to combine again on Friday, 11th December at the Old Grandstand

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The venue once again for this Christmas Concert is the Old Grandstand, Equestrian Club, which is adjacent to the Golf Clubhouse in the AESGC ‘s sports complex.

As last year’s concert was a full house, it is advisable to secure your tickets early! Contact Leslie Butler or Geraldine Kershaw for these tickets and/or more details.

Local orchestra and choir join forces tonight!

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The Al Ain Chamber Orchestra and the Al Ain Choral Society are performing a wonderful  “Musical Fantasia” together at 7:30 pm on Friday, 6th November at the splendid Sheikh Khalifa Auditorium, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Tawam Campus, UAEU.

It will feature a collaboration between the groups on a specially arranged version of  traditional English folk song, “Scarborough Fair.

The choir’s programme includes a range of pieces from other familiar folk songs through madrigals and classical works, including Fauré’s “Cantique de Jean Racine; and more contemporary choral works. The choir will sing in several different languages reflecting their international membership.

Orchestra director Dan Turcanu is also its composer-in-residence, who arranges all the pieces for each instrument. The orchestra’s programme includes The Beatles’ “Michelle, “Girl and “Eleanor Rigby” plus a Brazilian piece, “Tico-Tico no Fubá by Zequinha de Abreu.

Admission is free and so no tickets are required, and early arrival is advisable.

The Google location map for the Sheikh Khalifa Auditorium is available at:-,55.6549752,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x3e8aae160a16c55b:0x1ce92078ba214abd

Support your local musicians!  Don’t miss out on this fine concert!