Qoutayba Neaimi’s Microtonal Polyphonic Maqam System

MÚSICAS DE ESPAÑA BY DANIEL LIGORIO

With classical music pieces from Spain in the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as a selection of Baroque compositions, critically acclaimed Spanish pianist Daniel Ligorio is accompanied by the castanets of Belén Cabanes and the dance of Loli Molina.

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IHAB DARWISH’S CHINA TOUR

Emirati composer Ihab Darwish will tour China following the hugely successful musical projects Waves of My Life and Hekayat: Symphonic Tales in the UAE and virtually, both commissioned and produced by Abu Dhabi Festival.

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THE ABRAHAMIC SYMPHONY: UNITY OF THREE BY IHAB DARWISH, JOHN DEBNEY, AND DAVID SHIRE

Gifted Emirati composer Ihab Darwish’s new work, in collaboration with Emmy-winning composer John Debney and Academy Award-winning composer David Shire, celebrates the historic opening of the Abrahamic Family House in Abu Dhabi. Bringing together top international composers, musicians and vocal ensembles from Christian, Jewish and Muslim backgrounds, the symphony celebrates unity and peace amongst different faiths.

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MUSIC FOR THE GREAT ARAB POETS BY FARAJ ABYAD

In a concert highlighting the unique quarter tonal Arabic musical system and the beauty of Arabic poetry in song, rising Syrian-American musician and composer Faraj Abyad will take audiences on a journey through Arab musical history and will explore vocal and instrumental improvisation and their relation to contemporary jazz.

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