Toulouse Symphony Orchestra to perform in Al Ain on 3rd May

As the great Abu Dhabi Classics series 2016-17 draws to a close, the Toulouse Symphony Orchestra will be performing twice in Abu Dhabi Emirate.
On Tuesday, 2nd May, the orchestra, along with Tugan Sokiev and Edgar Moreau, will be performing at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi.
On the following evening, Wednesday, 3rd May, at 8 p.m., the orchestra will perform in Al Ain! The Al Ain venue is the Great Hall of the UAE University.Sokhiev-Toulouse-Marc-Brenner-Hero2

For their second evening in the garden city – Al Ain, the Orchestre national du Capital de Toulouse and Tugan Sokhiev will resume their journey through the music of the Arabian nights.  The orchestra will be performing pieces such as Aladdin which are surrounded by a fantasy like atmosphere that capture the colourful characters of the stories of 1001 nights.

Nielsen :   Aladdin
Saint Saëns: Concerto pour violoncelle
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique      

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Al Ain to host Italian Opera on Wed, 29th April

Orchestra Accademia Teatro alla Scala photoshootThis Wednesday the Garden City welcomes the Orchestra Accademia Teatro alla Scala. The orchestra will be conducted by the renowned Giuseppe Finzi. This concert is one of the prestigious “Abu Dhabi Classics” series, which has brought a string of world class performances of classical music to the U.A.E. during the last 6 months. For further details of the splendid “Abu Dhabi Classics” series, visit…

It was originally envisaged that the venue for this performance by the orchestra from Milan would be Al Ain’s  Al Jaheli Fort, which hosted the orchestras from Birmingham, England last December, and from Dresden, Germany in February. However, this latest event has been transferred from the fort to the Great Hall in the UAE University’s striking Crescent Building.

The orchestra’s Scala Brass Quintet will be performing and presenting especially for the benefit of local school and college students in the same Great Hall at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, 29th April. This will be an opportunity which Al Ain’s music teachers will no doubt want to exploit to the full.