TCA ABU DHABI CLASSICS MUSIC SEASON 2016-2017
Available through May 2, 2017
The new season of Abu Dhabi Classics brings an eight-month-long series of classical concerts and performances by some of the world’s leading musicians and orchestras in Western and Eastern classical music.
Among the highlights of the season will be Jordi Savall’s tour of the emirate with his creation ‘Ibn Battuta Traveller of Islam,’ and the return of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra from the UK.
During the Classics season, Abu Dhabi will host the rising ensemble of the Iberian Peninsula, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, with two concerts, including Gustav Mahler’s impressive 6th Symphony and Manuel de Falla’s symphonic homage to his country’s Hispano-Arabic past, ‘The Nights in the Gardens of Spain’.
One of classical music’s greatest stars, the Argentinian/Swiss pianist Martha Argerich, together with violin virtuoso Gidon Kremer and his Baltic string ensemble, Kremerata Baltica will debut in the Gulf region, while the world-leading Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra will play three concerts dedicated to Beethoven’s Symphonic work and contemporary music.
Given this year’s theme and the link between music and poetry, the prestigious poets Adonis and Gulzar will make an appearance, as will major musicians, such as Oud master Naseer Shamma and German baritone Matthias Goerne.
Taking place in the impressive UAE Pavilion, Abu Dhabi Art is a platform for modern and contemporary art that brings together a selection of leading art galleries from across the world. A variety of works will be on show from museum-quality pieces to those by emerging artists. At Manarat Al Saadiyat, starting from November 08 - 11, 2017.