Jeremy to participate in Abu Dhabi Classics

Abu Dhabi Classics premieres in capital

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage, Abu Dhabi Classics inaugurates with two spectacular events at the Emirates Palace on Friday, 24th and Saturday 25th October 2008.

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  • The UAE’s latest musical achievement will feature an extraordinary line-up of world-class artists and is set to become an annual event, combining educational programmes with astonishing musical performances. The season, taking place from October 2008 through to May 2009, will create a complete journey of cultural exploration.

    Abu Dhabi Classics invites UAE music lovers and visiting tourists to beautiful indoor and outdoor venues such as the Emirates Palace and the Al Jahili Fort of Al Ain amongst others, where historic concert debuts will feature top international stars performing in the Arab world for the first time.

    On Friday 24th October the season will begin with the Opening Gala, ‘Journey of Emotions’, hosted by the famed Oscar-winning British actor Jeremy Irons. Irons will take guests on an unforgettable musical journey of passion, excitement and glamour, featuring some of the world’s greatest musical artists from classical, gypsy, jazz and flamenco backgrounds. Beginning in India, the birthplace of Abu Dhabi Classics conductor-in residence Zubin Mehta and ending in Southern Spain with the Flamenco Group Arcangel, the journey will also include exhilarating performances by Hungarian Violinist Roby Lakatos, Egypt’s Musicians of the Nile, German jazz trumpeter Till Brönner, Russian classical pianist Arcadi Volodos and American soprano Indra Thomas.