Abu Dhabi Festival is an outstanding cultural event that takes place annually in Abu Dhabi. The festival was founded in 2004 by Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation. The main goal of the festival is to deepen global cross-cultural dialogue whilst inspiring a deeper interest in the cultures of the Arab world.
During the festival, lovers of classical art will be able to attend the following events:
January 24 – Joyce DiDonato – In War & Peace: Harmony Through Music. Pre Festival Event featuring the multi-Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano, Joyce DiDonato.
March 7 – Korean National Ballet – Giselle. A timeless romantic ballet in two acts presented by Korean National Ballet artists.
March 8 – Korean Symphony Orchestra. This long-awaited concert will feature three pieces: Young Jo Lee’s Arirang Festival for Orchestra, Franz List’s Piano Concerto No.1 in E-flat Major, S.124 and Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No.8, Op.88.
March 11 – Justin Kauflin. Piano extraordinaire Justin Kauflin will perform will perform pieces from his new album, Coming Home.
March 15 – Tosca. This carefully crafted concert production thrillingly recreates the passion and drama within Puccini’s iconic opera.
March 21 – Sombras by Sara Baras. Shadows (Sombras) is a show created to mark the 20th anniversary of the Sara Baras Flamenco Ballet Company.
March 29-30 – The Paris Opera Ballet – Jewels by George Balanchine. A full-length, three-act, plotless ballet that uses the music of three very different composers, Jewels was inspired by the artistry of jewellery designer Claude Arpels, and the music cleverly reveals the essence of each jewel.