The opening concert of the AAMF 2017, the ‘Garden City Classics‘, was held at La Dolce Vita venue on 3rd November, 2017.
Congratulations go to Derek Jung of Al Ain Chamber Orchestra for arranging this concert’s programme, and to the AAMF Director, Teresa Murray, for all her organisational efforts!
This video clip features the opening performances by Al Ain Choral Society with Stephen Aston on piano and Derek Jung on clarinet.
And our thanks go to La Dolce Vita for hosting this concert free of charge and for posting the video above. The video clip of the concert below was posted by Teresa Murray…
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!!
The Al Ain Music Festival 2016 got off to a great start last night at Brighton College!
Our thanks go out to all of the performers of “A Classical Serenade“.
This afternoon there is the AAMF’s ‘Mix, Mingle and Create‘ workshop.
And, this evening, the ‘Poetry Slam/Open Mic Night‘, featuring Jaya Chela Drolma starts at 8 pm at the Sands Club, Al Ain. AAMF 2016 is underway!
Here is a photo, provided by Paola Conte, of Al Ain Choral Society performing during last night’s concert…
The Al Ain Music Festival 2016 kicks off this Thursday evening with “A Classical Serenade” in the Auditorium of Brighton College, Al Ain.
The 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 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.
Gudmundur 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!
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!
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…
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.
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:-
Support your local musicians! Don’t miss out on this fine concert!