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.

Camilla Hoitenga to perform at “East Meets West” on Thursday, 19th November at the Rotana Hotel

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We are very pleased to welcome Camilla Hoitenga to the Garden City this week.
On Thursday evening, 19th November, she will perform for us at the AAMF’s “East Meets West concert under the stars. The venue is the garden area of the central Rotana Hotel. This free concert begins at 8pm.
And on Saturday, 21st November, Camilla will present a workshop at the House of Arts from 4pm.

Flutist Camilla Hoitenga is at home on stages all over the world, playing not only the C-flute but also the alto, bass, and piccolo flute and other varieties of her instrument.

CH-altoHer repertoire ranges from pre-Bach to post-Stockhausen, from concertos to music for flute alone, and she performs state-of-the-art pieces for live video and electronics and interdisciplinary projects. Her recordings, in particular those with Kaija Saariaho, have won awards in France, Great Britain and in North America.

She has performed concertos written for her by composers such as Kaija Saariaho, Péter Köszeghy, Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi and Raminta Serksnyte and worked with conductors like Marin Alsop, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Susanna Mälkki, Alan Gilbert, and Vladimir Jurowski in concert halls and important festivals all over the world.

A frequent guest in Japan, and with a great interest in Japanese culture, she has also premiered dozens of pieces written for her by Japanese composers.Camilla Hoitenga with flute 2

Commissions for her own music and improvisation have come from painters and sculptors (e.g. Mutsumi Okada, Jörg Immendorff) as well as from galleries and museums.

Camilla Hoitenga has taught at the State University of New York and at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen/Duisburg and continues to give masterclasses and workshops on various subjects for musicians of all ages.

Her own flute teachers were Darlene Dugan, Alexander Murray, Peter Lloyd and Marcel Moyse. Further inspiration came especially from her work with Karlheinz Stockhausen in Cologne.

Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (USA), Camilla Hoitenga now lives in Cologne, Germany. and Sylva, North Carolina.

Her appearance in Al Ain is being sponsored by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Abu Dhabi. Eastern Motors Company, the Rotana Hotel and “Oasis Living” magazine are also sponsoring this event. As a not-for-profit operation, we very much appreciate this vital corporate support for all of our music festival’s events.

The concert programme on Thursday evening also features the talents of the Oriental classical group, the Sharqi Ensemble, led by Dr Hasan Wahbah, with Dana Obeid on vocals; plus, music teachers from the House of Arts will be making their contributions once again to this major AAMF 2015 event. The House of Arts‘ management has played the central role in the organisation of this AAMF concert.

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The Sharqi Ensemble to perform again on Thursday, 19th November at the Rotana Hotel

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We are delighted to announce that the Sharqi Ensemble will be taking to the stage again for another AAMF 2015 event!

Those of you music lovers who attended the concert by Takht Sharqi at the UAEU’s Multaqa Social Club two years ago will join us in celebrating their return. Their performance was very warmly appreciated that November evening!c Paolo Rossetti

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The Sharqi Ensemble will be performing their Oriental classical music at the “East Meets West” concert at the Rotana Hotel on Thursday, 19th November from 8 pm..

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Dr Hasan Wahbah and his ensemble will be joining Dr Camilla Hoitenga and musicians from the House of Arts in a very special concert full of pieces with both eastern and western influences.

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Highly talented vocalist, Dana Obeid, will be fronting the ensemble, once more.

This concert will be held at the central Rotana Hotel: in the open air, weather permitting – with a stage setting across from the internal swimming pool area.

No tickets are required for this concert.

Don’t miss out on this exceptional event!

These photos of Takht Sharqi were taken at the AAMF 2013 concert in Multaqa Social Club, UAEU by Paolo Rossetti .

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“Oasis Living” previews the AAMF 2015

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The latest edition of “Oasis Living” magazine has a wealth of material about the multitude of forthcoming live music events in Al Ain.

This October edition provides a preview of our own AAMF 2015 Schedule on its page 8;
and there’s a piece about the Abu Dhabi Classics series on page 13; plus, on page 16, information about the House of Arts‘ “Showcase” is presented!

http://www.myoasisliving.com/digital_ve…/oct_2015/index.html

Dr Camilla Hoitenga to perform at “East Meets West” AAMF concert on Thursday, 19th November

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We are delighted to announce that the fabulous flautist, Dr Camilla Hoitenga, will be appearing in Al Ain on 19th November at one of the AAMF 2015 concerts, “East Meets West” – thanks to the generous support of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Abu Dhabi.

Camilla Hoitenga brings her eclectic repertoire and charismatic performances with her wherever she goes, to Berlin or New York, the Kremlin in Moscow or the Forbidden City in Beijing. Whether accompanied by orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony or the London Philharmonic, or playing alone on stage, Camilla captivates her audiences by her intense performances, acclaimed by the press as “brilliant”, “alluring” and “ideally transparent and precise”.

Her recordings, in particular those with Kaija Saariaho, have won awards in France, Great Britain and in North America. Inspired by traditional Japanese music, she has been a frequent guest in Japan and has premiered numerous pieces written for her by Japanese composers such as Takehito Shimazu, Miyuki Ito and most recently Yasuyori Inamori.

Her repertoire ranges from Bach and Schubert to concertos written for her by Kaija Saariaho, Pèter Koeszeghy or Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi; from Stockhausen’s theatrical Zungenspitzentanz for piccolo to Jean-Baptiste Barrière’s state-of-the-art pieces for live video and electronics to improvisations and recitals with pianist and sound-artist Taavi Kerikmäe.

Camilla is especially inspired by working with composers and artists. In addition to her intensive collaborations with Saariaho and Stockhausen, a wide range of composers including Anne LeBaron, Oliver Schneller, Helena Tulve, Christopher Fox and Donnacha Dennehy have dedicated pieces to her. Commissions for her own music and improvisations have come from painters and sculptors (e.g. Mutsumi Okada, Jörg Immendorf) as well as from galleries and museums.

Appreciative of her own flute teachers Darlene Dugan, Alexander Murray, Peter Lloyd and Marcel Moyse, Camilla Hoitenga herself is also a passionate teacher, regularly giving masterclasses and lessons.

Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, she lives in Cologne, Germany and Sylva, North Carolina.

Dr Camilla will be the headline act of the “East Meets West” programme devised by Gabriele Malzahn, Director of the House of Arts. House of Arts music teachers and their friends will be performing an eclectic mix of music with both eastern and western influences, including folk pieces.This exceptional concert will be on Thursday, 19th November. The venue is in Al Ain, but remains to be officially confirmed.

Please note that Camilla Hoitenga has also agreed to provide a workshop at 4 pm. on Saturday 21st Nov., at the House of Arts.    For details of this workshop, please email info@house-of-arts.net .

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‘House of Arts’ Open Day on Thurs., 3rd September

House of Arts Logo_high resolution  The House of Arts is holding an Open Day session on Thursday, 3rd September between 4 pm and 6 pm..
Visitors will be able to tour all of the facilities and try out a range of musical instruments with teachers on hand to answer their questions. There’s a dance studio to check out, too.

For further details or to register, call 03 7626651 or email info@house-of-arts.net . And, the current August edition of “Oasis Living” magazine has a feature about developments at the House of Arts on page 8…
http://www.myoasisliving.com/digital_ve…/aug_2015/index.html

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Congratulations to the “Classics and More!” concert performers!

Congratulations go to all of the performers for providing us with such enjoyable performances last Friday evening! untitled-9067

The audience of around 200 people was entertained thoroughly!

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The House of Arts‘ music teachers performed splendidly during the first half of the “Classics and More: Selected Music of the 20th Century” concert.

Their performances were followed by a fine variety of pieces by the Al Ain Chamber Orchestra untitled-9033auntitled-9039t the Al Ain International School on 21st November.

This concert provided a very fitting climax to the AAMF 2014 series.

“Classics and More” concert programme details from the House of Arts

The House of Arts has released its concert programme details for the “Classics and More: Selected Music from the 20th Century” on Friday, 21st November

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Partita – Gordon Jacon
Theodor Iliescu – Solo Bassoon
Czardas – Monti-Meichika
Natalia Shvets– Piano Solo
Sonata for violin and piano – Claude Debussy
Dan Turcanu – Denitsa Georgieva – Violin & Piano
Claude Debussy –
Beau Soir (Beautiful Evening)
Les Angelus (The angel)
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Aprѐs un Rêve (After a dream) – Gabriel Fauré
Come away death – Gerald Finzi
Theodor Iliescu & Natalia Shvets –Voice & Piano
3 preludes for piano – George Gershwin
Denitsa Georgieva – Piano solo
Solo de Concert – Gabriel Pierne
Sonatine – Alexandre Tansman
Theodor Iliescu & Denitsa Georgieva – Bassoon & Piano

The House of Arts has also provided some background information about its 3 music teachers, Denitsa Georgieva, Natalia Shvets and Teodor Iliescu… Denitsa Georgieva1
Denitsa joined the House of Arts’ team in 2009. She had previously graduated in the National School of Arts in Ruse, Bulgaria with opera singing and piano performance degrees. She then continued her music education at the State Academy of Music in Sofia, where she also had her first teaching experience. Subsequently, in 2008 Denitsa gained a Masters Degree in Piano Performance.
During this period she performed in many concerts, master classes, won many piano competitions and made recordings for the Bulgarian National Radio.Natalia Shvets1
Natalia joined the House of Arts last September. She is originally from Odessa. Her mother was a professional pianist, and taught her daughter. Natalia has toured Europe in orchestras and has played professionally in South Korea.

c Paolo RossettiTeodor, a Romanian, joined the House of Arts in 2013. He had graduated with honours in bassoon orchestral and solo performance from the Birmingham City University Conservatoire in 2012.
Teodor has been a singer in numerous vocal ensembles, professional choirs and as a soloist. And now he is the new leader of the Al Ain Chamber Orchestra!

Dan Turcanu, his predecessor as leader of the local orchestra, is returning to Al Ain for this concert performance, too. We welcome Dan back to the Garden City. He was also a music teacher at the House of Arts not so long ago.
Dan graduated from the Bucharest National University of Music in violin, piano and classical composition. He worked as a violinist and conductor assistant in various orchestras and chamber ensembles in the European Union and also in the United States.
His teaching experience ranges from ‘Music Theory and Harmony’ to ‘Violin’ and ‘Piano’ tuition. He has experience in teaching guitar to children with disabilities, too. Mr. Dan has participated in violin and classical composition competitions, receiving numerous awards; many of them for pedagogical works such as modern compositions for beginner violinists and other string instruments. He has arranged a number of the pieces performed by the Al Ain Chamber Orchestra.

The “Classics and More: Selected Music from the 20th Century” concert starts at 7:30 pm. on Friday, 21st November at Al Ain International School, Salam Street, Sarooj.
Once again, thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, admission is free.
So, don’t miss out!