Looking for the perfect gift to share with friends and family this holiday season? Why not treat them to an evening at the largest celebration of arts and culture in the Arabian Gulf – the Abu Dhabi Festival 2018! Avail of the Abu Dhabi Festival ‘Early Bird’ ticket offer when booking before 12am on 31st December 2017.
Immerse yourself in the jubilant celebration of outstanding UAE creativity and exceptional performers from across the globe with a thrilling entertainment programme of visual arts, music, and dance, as this year’s edition of the Abu Dhabi Festival explores the depth and diversity of India as the ‘Country of Honour’. With an exceptional headline programme featuring an eclectic mix of artists, genres and nationalities set to grace Abu Dhabi throughout March 2018, ‘Early Bird’ tickets offer a 25% discount on all headline performances for the 15th edition of the annual Festival.
Presenting more than 500 international artists from 30 different countries and featuring masterpieces by more than 40 composers, Abu Dhabi Festival 2018’s headline programme will include performances by world-renowned violinist Nicola Benedetti with UK’s Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; a theatrical spectacular of celebrating Indian dance The Merchants of Bollywood; the eminent Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia helmed by one of Europe’s most dynamic conductors, Sir Antonio Pappano and joined by pianist Beatrice Rana and violinist Kyung Wha Chung; the world premiere of Emirati composer Ihab Darwish’s ‘Waves of my Life’ performed by Beethoven Academy Orchestra conducted by Stoyan Stoyanov and a host of other stars; internationally-recognised soprano Deborah Voigt accompanied by beloved Lebanese tenor Bechara Moufarrej in Opera in Concert; Singing the Legends: A Night of Jazz with Omar Kamal, the Sinatra of the Middle East; a concert of global music and glamour with Pink Martini; an immersive multimedia experience in Pianographique – Works for two pianos by Philip Glass, Steve Reich and Maurice Ravel with live visualisation performed by Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa with Cori Olan; a classical Indian dance interpretation of the work of Rumi in We the Living: Classical Indian Dance by Tanusree Shankar Dance Academy; The Sarod Master: USTAD Amjad Ali Khan makes his Abu Dhabi Festival Debut; an epic evening of piano concertors for two, three and four pianos with The Bach Project, in partnership with Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel and The Arts Center at NYUAD; and, to conclude the Festival, Compañía Nacional de Danza make their Arab World Debut with Don Quixote.
Tickets will be available to purchase here.
Early Bird Discount – Monday 4 December 2017 to Sunday 31 December 2017; all ticket prices are reduced by 25% during this period. Students receive 50% discount (ID required).
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