Within the activities of the Abu Dhabi Festival next March

A month full of melodies and passion in the "Emirates Palace"

The Abu Dhabi Festival program is rich in artistic events.

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The Abu Dhabi Festival revealed its series of musical events at the Emirates Palace, as part of its 20th session program, which was launched under the slogan "The Will to Develop... A Longing for Leadership". ».

The first events of the Emirates Palace will start on the first of March, with “Juan Diego Flores and Friends” of the international tenor, known for his exceptional talent in his operatic performance. Peruvian and Latin American songs accompanied by one of the oldest orchestras.

On March 10, the Emirates Palace will host the first show in the Middle East, Scheherazade and Carmen, by Spanish flamenco performer and choreographer Maria Bagis, who presents a new artistic vision of the character of the gypsy cigarette seller from Prosper Merimee's novel.

On March 11, the festival will present the UAE premiere of Jazz Night with two-time Grammy Award winner Gregory Porter, who performs a collection of his smooth original pieces from his albums “Liquid Spirit” and “Take Me for a Walk Down the Walk”, and performances of jazz classics. Accompanied by pianist Chip Crawford, drummer Emanuel Harrold, saxophonist Typhon Bennicott, and bassist Jahmal Nichols.

The Emirates Palace will also host, on March 17, the first show in the Middle East, “From West to East: A Classic Odyssey”, in which the Oscar-winning composer Tan Dun will lead the orchestra of the Theater Comunale di Modena Pavarotti-Frini, accompanied by the famous Chinese cellist Jian Wang is on a musical journey from West to East, featuring an iconic collection of classics by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Mussorgsky, followed by the first performance in the UAE of his original piece, "Concerto Pippa".

On March 18, the festival will present the Middle East premiere of “Buddha’s Passion” by Grammy and Oscar-winning composer Tan Dun, which takes the audience on a 95-minute journey between the magic of classical music and eastern and western traditions, including six parables. And stories about Buddha.

The festival program also includes several events in other locations.

Exclusive works

The Abu Dhabi Festival, in its 20th edition, includes a distinguished series of exclusive commissioning and co-production works and performances for the first time locally, in the Arab world and internationally, and a group of local and international events and tours, in addition to panel discussions and workshops.

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