AAESS ‘art & music celebration’ this evening at the Grandstand

AAESS Art and MusicThis evening come along and see the artistic side of the Al Ain English Speaking School’s talented students at the Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting, and Golf Club!
There will be artwork from Primary and Secondary students as well music to serenade you while you’re admiring the creativity of our AAESS artists.

Date: Wednesday, 24 May Time: 5pm-7pm

Where: Grandstand Building in the Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club. **Located between the golf club and the equestrian club.

Al Ain English Speaking School’s cast interviewed by “The National”

Bugsy Malone AAESS cast

“The National” Arts & Life ( 6/3/2017)

Cast members of the Al Ain English Speaking School‘s production of “Bugsy Malone” were interviewed for an article in “The National” prior to their performances at the school next Monday and Tuesday evenings, 13th and 14th March.

The article by Roberta Pennington featuring these interviews is available at:-

http://www.thenational.ae/uae/education/dramatic-arts-teach-al-ain-pupils-self-confidence-and-skills

Tickets for the two performances, which start at 5:30 pm, are free thanks to the generous sponsorship by the Bank of Sharjah, -but please note that seats must be reserved, by sending an email to pconte@aaess.sch.ae .

‘Bugsy Malone’musical comedy at the AAESS on 13th and 14th March

This year’s school production at the Al Ain English Speaking School (AAESS) is ‘Bugsy Malone‘, a musical comedy set in American Gangland, with memorable characters and live music.

It will be held at 5:30 pm on Monday, 13th and Tuesday, 14th March.

Tickets are free thanks to the generous sponsorship by the Bank of Sharjah, -but please note that seats must be reserved, by sending an email to pconte@aaess.sch.ae .

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Don’t miss it!

Jordi Savall performs in Al Ain this Wed. 25th Nov.

jordi-savall_03_wideOn Wednesday, 25th November there is going to be a most remarkable concert in Al Ain. As part of the Abu Dhabi Classics 2015/16 series, Jordi Saval and Hesperion XXI will be performing music from the time of the famous voyager, Ibn Battuta.

jordi-savall-by-herve-pouyfourcatJordi Savall‘s Honours and Awards include:-
2008 – Appointed European Union ambassador for intercultural dialogue
2008 – Savall and his wife, Montserrat Figueras, were named “Artists for Peace” by UNESCO;
2009 – Handel Music Prize from the city of Halle, Germany;
2011 – Grammy Award for Best Small Ensemble Performance for Dinastia Borja. Església i poder al Renaixement;and,
in 2013 – French Légion d’honneur
[ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordi_Savall

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Not only the level of artistry, but also the selection of venue for

this concert is exceptional! The Bin Hamoodah Fort is an unfamiliar location for many long term residents of Al Ain. It belongs to the Al Hamoodah family.

Has this fort hosted any live music concerts before?
Where exactly is this Bin Hamoodah fort?
The GPS coordinates for the venue are:-
24°15’21.3″N 55°44’53.0″E

https://www.google.com/…/@…/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0…

hesperion-xxiNote that Jordi Savall will also be presenting a lunchtime Workshop at the Al Ain English Speaking School this Wednesday, too.

This venue is very familiar to AAMF supporters. Last Saturday, for example, it hosted the AAMF 2015 Workshop – ‘Creating Through Music‘ – organised by Music Teacher, Paola Conte.

The AAESS also recently hosted a workshop provided by members of the Indian Symphony Orchestra. Over 600 students and staff attended…
http://www.aaess.com/…/2013-07-…/extra-curricular-activities

We expect a similarly strong turn out for this highly prestigious Jordi Savall Workshop. For more background on Savall’s career go to:-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordi_Savall and his own website:-http://www.alia-vox.com/

Congratulations AAMF Workshop organisers!!

Creating with Music Workshop2Our hearty congratulations go out to the organisers of the first two AAMF Workshops, Paola Conte at the Al Ain English Speaking School; and Gabriele Malzahn, the Director, and her staff at the House of Arts!IMG_3553

It’s clear from these photos, as well as the very positive feedback these
organisers have already received, that both the “Creating with Music” and the “Meet the Artist” Workshops held last Saturday were extremely successful events!

IMG_3543We express our gratitude to flautist, Camilla Hoitenga, as well, for providing the very engaging presentation session that afternoon.

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An educational, entertaining and enjoyable day!

Camilla Hoitenga presents Workshop at the HoA on Sat. 21st Nov.

Camilla Hoitenga Workshop flyerThere will be two Al Ain Music Festival Workshops this Saturday, 21st November!

In the morning, Paola Conte holds her “Creating through Music Workshop” at the Al Ain English Speaking School.

And, in the afternoon, there is an opportunity to “Meet the Artist” – with special guest Camilla Hoitenga on her flute. This second workshop commences at 4 pm at the House of Arts, Al Ain.

Admission is free, but space is limited, so kindly call the reception at 03-7626651 or email info@house-of-arts.net to reserve your seat.