2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Abu Dhabi Festival 2014 gets most diverse line-up in its history

  • 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
  • Bill Fontana. Photo by Jonty Wilde
  • Milos. Photo by Margaret Malandruccolo
  • Gustavo Dudamel. Photo courtesy of fotoschuster.com
  • Michel Fadel
  • Asil Ensemble. Photo by Lorie Yapoudjian
A spectacular programme of world-class and innovative artistic talent unveiled for March 2 to 31 showing. 

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

Bayt Al Farabi: Asil Ensemble
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.

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

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

Opera Gala with Renée Fleming & the Dresden Philharmonic
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. 

Vladimir Askhenazy & The European Union Youth Orchestra with Gautier Capuçon, cello
EU’s training orchestra for young people conducted by Grammy-Award winning maestro, Vladimir Askhenazy joins one of the foremost cellists of his generation in an inspiring evening of classical music for young and old. 

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

‘Coppelia’ by American Ballet Theatre & The Dresden Philharmonic
Get charmed by Dr Coppelius’ magical world, and see his mechanical toys and imaginative inventions come to life. 

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

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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