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Abu Dhabi Festival 2014

  • Renee Fleming in Capriccio. Photo by Wiener Staatsoper
  • Herbie Hancock. Photo by Douglas Kirkland
  • Coppelia. Photo by Rosalie O’Connor
  • Coppelia. Photo by Rosalie O’Connor
  • European Union Youth Orchestra. Photo by Peter-Adamik
  • Simon Bolivar Orchestra. Photo courtesy of Nohely Oliveros
  • Simon Bolivar Orchestra. Photo courtesy of Nohely Oliveros
  • Gustavo Dudamel. Photo courtesy of fotoschuster.com
  • Bill Fontana. Photo by Jonty Wilde
  • Milos. Photo by Margaret Malandruccolo
  • Michel Fadel
  • Asil Ensemble. Photo by Lorie Yapoudjian

When: Mar 02, 2014 Mar 31, 2014 (Ended)

Time: $StartTime$ to $EndTime$

Where: Emirates Palace

http://www.abudhabifestival.ae

A spectacular programme of world-class and innovative artistic talent.

Gustavo Dudamel & the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
UAE Premiere

Pre-launching the festival in January is the UAE debut of superstar conductor Gustavo Dudamel, leading the exuberant Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela.

When: Monday, January 27
Time: 8pm
Where: Emirates Palace Auditorium
Tickets: Diamond - AED 350 / US$ 95; Pearl - AED 250 / US$ 68; Balcony - AED 125 / US$ 34

Bayt Al Farabi: Asil Ensemble
UAE Premiere 

Founded in 2003, and with performances in Morocco, Armenia and Switzerland, the ensemble is renowned for creating contemporary works infused by classical Arabic music heritage.

When: Monday, March 17
Time: 8pm
Where: Abu Dhabi Theatre
Tickets: (All Seats) AED 50 / US$ 14

Bill Fontana - Acoustical Visions & Desert Soundings
World Premiere

American composer and artist Bill Fontana reveals his site-specific ‘sound sculpture’ of Abu Dhabi in addition to an exhibition of his work. 

When: Friday, March 21 – Sunday, April 20
Time: Launch at 6pm on March 21
Where: Emirates Palace 

The legendary Herbie Hancock
Arab World Premiere

A night of jazz, funk and fusion with multiple-Grammy Award winner Herbie Hancock.  

When: Friday, March 21
Time: 8pm
Where: Emirates Palace Auditorium
Tickets: Diamond - AED 350 / US$ 95; Pearl - AED 250 / US$ 68; Balcony - AED 125 / US$ 34

Opera Gala with Renée Fleming & the Dresden Philharmonic
UAE Premiere

Grammy Award winning American soprano, known as ‘The People’s Diva’ joins one of Europe’s leading orchestras for a sumptuous evening of arias and duets. 

When: Sunday, 23 March 2014
Time: 8pm
Where: Emirates Palace Auditorium
Tickets: Diamond - AED 350 / US$ 95; Pearl - AED 250 / US$ 68; Balcony - AED 125 / US$ 34

Vladimir Ashkenazy & The European Union Youth Orchestra with Gautier Capuçon, cello
Arab World Premiere

The European Union Youth Orchestra, one of the world’s most prestigious and dynamic orchestras, conducted by Grammy-Award winning maestro, Vladimir Ashkenazy joined by one of the foremost cellists of his generation in an inspiring evening of classical music for young and old.

When: Monday, March 24
Time: 8pm
Where: Emirates Palace Auditorium
Tickets: Diamond - AED 350 / US$ 95; Pearl - AED 250 / US$ 68; Balcony - AED 125 / US$ 34

Miloš in Recital
Arab World Premiere

Chart-topping Montenegrin classical guitarist Miloš Karadaglić will perform highlights from his latest album, Latino Gold. 

When: Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Time: 8pm
Where: Emirates Palace Ballroom
Tickets: (All seats) AED 150 / US$ 41

‘Coppelia’ by American Ballet Theatre & The Dresden Philharmonic
Arab World Premiere

Get charmed by Dr Coppelius’ magical world, and see his mechanical toys and imaginative inventions come to life. 

When: Friday 28 & Saturday 29 March 2014
Time: 8pm
Where: Emirates Palace Auditorium
Tickets: Diamond - AED 350 / US$ 95; Pearl - AED 250 / US$ 68; Balcony - AED 125 / US$ 34

Bayt Al Farabi - Michel Fadel
UAE concert debut

Renowned for his extraordinary musical talent Michel Fadel will close the festival’s main programme with his ‘Arabic tradition and innovation’ composition. 

When: Monday, March 31
Time: 8pm
Where: Emirates Palace Auditorium
Tickets: Diamond - AED 350 / US$ 95; Pearl - AED 250 / US$ 68; Balcony - AED 125 / US$ 34

Tickets are available online at www.virginmegastore.me and all Virgin Megastore outlets across the UAE. There is a 25% ‘Early Bird’ discount on tickets booked until December 14, 2013. Students get 50% off. For further details, call the Abu Dhabi Festival info number +971 50 129 9103.

Find out more at www.abudhabifestival.ae

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