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:-
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 email@example.com .
Don’t miss it!
The Al Ain English Speaking School‘s Expressive Arts Department is presenting a musical comedy – “Aladdin” – on Monday, 7th and Tuesday, 8th March at the AAES School Hall. The show starts at 6 pm..
Tickets are priced at just AED. 25 & AED. 50 ; and they can be purchased from the Main Reception at the school.
On 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‘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 ]
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:-
Note 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…
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/
Our 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!
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!
We express our gratitude to flautist, Camilla Hoitenga, as well, for providing the very engaging presentation session that afternoon.
An educational, entertaining and enjoyable day!
There 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat.
Paola Conte, Head of Music at the Al Ain English Speaking School, has confirmed the details of the “Create With Music Workshop” AAMF 2015 event.
It is a great opportunity for children to develop further their creative and thinking skills through music making.
In the ‘Foundation Stage group’ (3 to 5), drums, singing, dancing and listening activities will introduce little ones to the joy of singing and playing different instruments, as well as giving parents ideas on how to develop further their musicality at home.
In the ‘Juniors Group’ (children from 6 to 9); activities will present classical and jazz music in a fun and engaging way. Parents will learn how to develop further their children’s talents, by engaging in listening and discussing pieces of music. Children who are learning an instrument can bring it along, as there will be performing opportunities.
*Maximum number of 20 children per group*
Venue: Al Ain English Speaking School (AAESS)
Some of the topics that we will be covering:-
- Listening and describing music
Singing songs with actions
The importance of performing
Rhythmic gymnastics for preschoolers
As a musician and educator, Paola Conte believes that classical and jazz music should be enjoyed by all children in our community, and that families should be more exposed to these styles of music in a friendly setting, with pieces that are easy to understand and grab the interest of the children.
The fee for each place is AED. 80 per child; which includes the provision of the CD and brochure for this Workshop.
If you would like to apply for a place for your child at this Workshop, please contact Paola Conte directly via – email@example.com
As the number of places available are limited, early application is advised! Don’t miss out!