The production of the first album by these young performers from Europe and the Middle East who blend Eastern and Western sounds in a unique artistic collaboration
A comprehensive set of recordings tracing the history of the ancient oud in collaboration with the Foundation for Arab Music Archiving and Research, produced with support from Abu Dhabi Festival.
The UAE’s brightest young musicians will showcase their unique talents, performing a repertoire of Beethoven, Camille Saint-Saëns and George Bizet
Internationally renowned Palestinian jazz singer and musician continues the global tour of his latest album “Show Me the Light”.
Organised by oud master Naseer Shamma, featuring more than 30 of the world’s most accomplished oud musicians in performances, talks and workshops.
The most sought-after violinist of her generation, Nicola Benedetti CBE, celebrates the history and emotional power of the violin and its iconic repertoire
A new production by international award-winning composer Amanda Lee Falkenberg, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra
Award-winning composer and jazz pianist, Tarek Yamani, will perform with the multi-Grammy-nominated Chicago-based ensemble Spektral Quartet in an innovative new collaboration.
A unique collaboration bringing together two masters of the classical music traditions of their homelands in Morocco and Turkey
Founded by Elżbieta Penderecki, featuring Poland’s brightest young piano talents in a series of recitals celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven
Based on the legendary epic poems of Lebanese-American poet and visual artist Etel Adnan,with composition and libretto by the innovative avante-garde Palestinian-Israeli composer Samir Odeh-Tamimi
Composed and performed by oud master Naseer Shamma with an outstanding international ensemble of Arab musicians
Noted young Emirati composer, Ihab Darwish, will take us on a creative journey with a symphonic melodic performance highlighting the UAE’s values of cross-culture exchange, diversity and openness.
The most internationally celebrated Emirati composer of his generation, Mohammed Fairouz, was inspired by the life of Sheikh Zayed, the UAE’s founding father, for his Fifth Symphony. The premiere, recorded in London and broadcast digitally around the globe, is performed by the world-leading London Symphony Orchestra.
Abu Dhabi Festival’s second Ramadan Series is an unexpected intersection of the contemporary and the traditional, where spiritual beauty and elegant creativity come together in the spirit of this blessed time.
AUDITION (in Emirates Palace) for final selection of supers
REHEARSALS (in Emirates Palace)
PERFORMANCES (in Emirates Palace)
MARKET LADY x 2 (FEMALE)
ELEGANT/ GRAND LADY x 4 (FEMALE)
BRIDESMAID x 4 (FEMALE)
MONK x 4 (MALE)
MALE BUTCHER x 2 (MALE)
ELEGANT GENTLEMAN x 2 (MALE)
MALE ESCALUS GUARD x 2 (MALE)
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