Abu Dhabi Festival presents "The Fifth Symphony" by Mohammed Fairouz

70 minutes of classy melody celebrating Sheikh Zayed's legacy

  • The work is presented in association with the London Symphony Orchestra.

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  • Huda Al-Khamis: "The exceptional work sheds light on the values ​​of tolerance, human brotherhood and peace that were bequeathed to us by the founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed."


Abu Dhabi Festival revealed that it will present, in cooperation with the London Symphony Orchestra, on its digital platforms, on May 19, the world premiere of the Fifth Symphony by Emirati composer Mohammed Fairouz, which is inspired by immortal stations and stances from the legacy and life of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul. .

The Fifth Symphony, which was recorded last January in the British capital, London, led by Maestro Lee Reynolds, is part of the production, exclusive commissioning and world premieres of the festival, to explore, over the course of 70 minutes, the story and dream of the founding of the UAE and its values ​​of peace, tolerance and enlightenment.

The founder of the Abu Dhabi Group for Culture and Arts, founder and artistic director of the Abu Dhabi Festival, Huda Ibrahim Al-Khamis, expressed “the festival’s pride in presenting the creative Emirati composer, Mohammed Fairouz, in his exceptional work (the Fifth Symphony), which celebrates the legacy, life and vision of the late Sheikh Zayed, highlighting the values ​​​​of Tolerance, human brotherhood and peace bequeathed to us by the founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed.

She said: "We present the work (The Fifth Symphony) in its world premiere, including the four movements: Two Worlds - Convergence, Harmony - The Nation, Read - Infinite Multiplicity and Enlightenment, produced and commissioned exclusively by the Abu Dhabi Festival, in cooperation with the prestigious London Symphony Orchestra led by Maestro Lee Reynolds. As a contribution from us in strengthening the Emirati presence globally, and building bridges of human convergence and dialogue of cultures.”

For his part, the UAE Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Mansour Abdullah Khalfan Belhoul, said: “Mohamed Fairouz is one of the most internationally famous Emirati composers, and I find him exceptional, especially in his Fifth Symphony, one of the world premieres of the Abu Dhabi Festival, which was recorded in the British capital, London, with the participation of an orchestra. London Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Jonathon Heyward, who was inspired by the life of the late Sheikh Zayed, the founding father of the UAE.

overlapping cultures

The works of Emirati composer Mohammed Fairouz, which have been played in major halls and music centers around the world, including Carnegie Hall in the United States, Lincoln Center, Boston Symphony Hall, Kennedy Center, and in a number of Arab countries of the Levant, Europe and Australia, are distinguished by their interactions that combine cultures Various philosophies and ideas.

It is noteworthy that the activities of the activities of the activities of the 19th edition of the Abu Dhabi Festival for the year 2022, are held under the slogan "Emirates Thought: Creativity Leadership - Professional Achievement - Building Civilization".

• On the 19th of this month, the festival presents the musical work through its digital platforms.

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