After a three-year break, Abu Dhabi Classics is back with a series of concerts from renowned classical musicians including French pianist prodigy Lydie Soloman and classical violinist Gidon Kremer.
Around 12 concerts from musicians from over 20 countries are being planned between October and May, with the season opening on October 14 with a concert at Manarat Al Saadiyat on Saadiyat Island by Soloman.
Reintroduced by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), this season is dedicated to the theme of ‘The Traveller’ and will highlight classical music from East and West.
“This is a very welcome return of a series which found a strong local, regional and international following and we are confident that the powerful line-up of both established and upcoming global talent will resonate with worldwide classical music lovers,” said Shaikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, chairman of TCA Abu Dhabi, in a statement.
Apart from Soloman, who began playing the piano at the age of two and gave her first recital at a music festival in Belgium at 10, Abu Dhabi theatre will host a concert by Kremer’s Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra on October 28.
For information on Abu Dhabi Classics, log on to www.abudhabievents.ae. Tickets details were not available at the time of writing.