The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s concert in Al Jahili Fort

The Abu Dhabi TCA has made available a splendid collection of videos of ‘Abu Dhabi Classics‘ performances on youtube.

This video of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s performance in Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain, includes some very positive comments from the orchestra’s Associate Conductor, Michael Seal


Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra comes to Al Ain!


The Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra will arrive in Al Ain on Thursday, 24th March to perform the next stellar concert in the wonderful Abu Dhabi Classics 2015/16 series

“Founded in 1986/87 by one of the most prominent conductors of the last decades, the late Claudio Abbado, the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra (GMYO) has been able in recent years to impose itself as the world’s most prestigious Youth Orchestra, performing at major venues and festivals with leading conductors and soloists such as Herbert Blomstedt, Pierre Boulez, Myung-Whun Chung, Sir Colin Davis, Christoph Eschenbach, Bernard Haitink, Paavo Järvi or Philippe Jordan.

For its first concert in this season, the orchestra will be performing in the magical setting of Al Jahili Fort in Al Ain. ..”

More details of this fine concert are available at:-

CBSO returns to Al Jaheli Fort on Wed., 9th Dec.

CBSO at Al Jaheli Fort on 16 Dec 2014bThe City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, (CBSO), will be returning to Al Jaheli Fort, Al Ain on Wednesday, 9th December as part of the ongoing Abu Dhabi Classics 2015/16 series. This time the orchestra will be performing Bond movie themes!

The Programme:-

007 imageBarry – Thunderball Suite
Bart – From Russia with Love
Barry – Goldfinger
Conti – For Your Eyes Only
Barry – We Have All the Time in the World
Barry – You Only Live Twice – Space March
Barry – You Only Live Twice Theme
Barry – Licence To Kill
Barry / Duran Duran – A View To A Kill
Newman – Skyfall

CBSO at Al Jaheli Fort on 16 Dec 2014a

The CBSO’s conductor, Michael Seal, was interviewed by ‘Abu Dhabi Week‘ magazine. He was asked about the decision to perform themes from across 50 years of the Bond franchise. That interview is online at:-

For more details of this fascinating CBSO concert, as well as ticket information, go to:-

Staatskapelle Dresden to perform at Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain on 18th February

2651_Thielemann91514114439_rAl Jahili Fort, Al Ain will be hosting one of the world’s greatest orchestras on 18th February as part of the Abu Dhabi Classics series. The Staatskapelle Dresden will be performing works by Liszt, Wagner and Strauss. Details of this remarkable event are available at:-

The tickets can be purchased via

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra coming to Al Jaheli Fort, Al Ain on Tuesday, 16th December

1_al_jahili_fort_at_sunset0Coming soon to a fort near you!
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra sectionThe City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra will be performing an evening of film music on Tuesday, 16th December at Al Jaheli Fort, Al Ain with Michael Seal as their conductor. This concert is one of the “Abu Dhabi Classics” series. 

Here is the Concert Programme for this evening:-

Williams   Superman March
Holst   Mars, Bringer of War from The Planets
Williams   War Horse – Dartmoor 1912
Rahman   Theme from ‘Lagaan’
Shore,   orch. N Raine Lord of the Rings
Rahman   Theme from ‘Bombay’
Williams   ET: Adventures on Earth
Williams   Harry Potter: Hedwig’s Theme
Rahman   Nahi Samne from ‘Taal’
Holst   Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity from The Planets
Williams Symphonic Suite from Star Wars

Click on the links for more details and the ticket information…