Abu Dhabi Classics 2015-2016 – Music Event in Abu Dhabi
The Abu Dhabi Classics programme 2015-2016 brings to the Emirate some of the main artists in the field of Arabic and Western classical music, aiming at the same time to display how borderlines between the so called “Western”, “Arabic” and “Local” classical music have become porous. At the same time, TCA Abu Dhabi is offering an extended programme dedicated to regional heritage music thus proposing a unique musical panorama for all listeners.
After the 2014-2015 Music Programme was placed under the theme of the traveller and the Rihla, as homage to the very spirit of Abu Dhabi, the 2015-2016 Season will be looking closer into the cultural heritage of the Emirate and its affinity to poetry. Thus, the theme of the 2015-2016 Season will be the relations, associations and mutual impregnations of the spoken poetical word and the music it carries.
To explore this theme, Abu Dhabi Classics is again able to bring together not only some of the most prestigious performers in Classical Music, but also the most promising talents. Opening its doors to orchestras from the Asian region, the 2015-2016 Programme will see the Symphony Orchestra of India perform in October and the celebrated China Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of top conductor Long Yu appear for the first time in the Arab Region in May 2016.
Among the highlights will be Jordi Savall’s tour of the Emirate with his Creation Ibn Battuta Traveller of Islam, this time in the inspiring settings of Mushrif Park and Liwa Oasis in November 2015, and the return of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, that will perform Beethoven’s iconic 7th Symphony in Emirates Palace and a stunning film music night, this time dedicated to James Bond, in Al Jahili Fort in Al Ain.
In January, Abu Dhabi will be proud to host the rising ensemble of the Iberian Peninsula, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, with two magnificent concerts, including Gustav Mahler’s impressive 6th Symphony (“Tragic”) and Manuel de Falla’s symphonic homage to his country’s Hispano-Arabic past, the Nights in the Gardens of Spain. A few weeks later, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain will see the first appearance in the Gulf Region of one of Classical Music’s greatest living legends, Martha Argerich, together with Violin virtuoso Gidon Kremer and his Baltic string ensemble, Kremerata Baltica.
In March 2016, the world-leading Gustav Mahler Youth orchestra will be performing three concerts dedicated to Beethoven’s Symphonic work and to contemporary music, including a world premiere by the leading French composer Bruno Mantovani. For these concerts, some of the most renowned soloists will be coming to Abu Dhabi such as French Cellist Gautier Capucon, German violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann or the acclaimed conductor Christoph Eschenbach.
Giving the background of the musical programmes, the theme of poetry and music will also be at the centre of a series of concerts displaying poems accompanied by music and bringing together such prestigious poets as Adonis and Gulzar as well as major musicians such as Oud Master Naseer Shamma and Baritone Matthias Goerne. The Abu Dhabi Classics Awards for Young performers in February 2016, a set of chamber music evenings including the Belgrade Philharmonic String Quartet and a classical Indian Dance night will round up a truly international and prestigious music programme contributing again to make Abu Dhabi one of the world’s most exciting artistic destinations.
Date : Oct 07, 2015 to May 10, 2016
Venue: Emirate Wide, Abu Dhabi
Contact: Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority
Reference Link: https://abudhabievents.ae/en/Pages/abu-dhabi-classics-2015-2016.aspx