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TCA Abu Dhabi to host Abu Dhabi Classics

ABU DHABI, 2nd September, 2014 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi Classics, an international cultural concert season staged in the capital, is back after a three-year break with events bringing some of the most prominent music talent and orchestras to Saadiyat Island and historic sites in the emirate’s heritage heartland of Al Ain City.

Reintroduced by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, the 2014/2015 season, which will run from October to May, will be dedicated to the theme of "The Traveller" through a wide range of musical exploration that will highlight the finest 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 Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman,TCA Abu Dhabi, adding, "This is a concert season which will reflect the excellence that this emirate has achieved in the field of culture." Up to 12 concerts are planned for the 2014/2015 season, featuring artistes from over 20 countries with further expansion on the cards."For future seasons, we are planning to steadily increase the number of events to meet both public demand and to strengthen the focus on education," he said.

Themed to follow a traveller’s tale, the season will open on October 14th with a concert at Manarat Al Saadiyat on Saadiyat Island dedicated to Chopin’s travels, by the 32-year-old French prodigy, Lydie Soloman. Then, on October 28th, Abu Dhabi Theatre will the host world-renowned classical violinist Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica Chamber Orchestra, which he founded.

In addition to its main programme, the season will focus on the significant role of education and the transfer of music knowledge, with artists visiting schools and universities in Abu Dhabi to encourage the passion of young artistes.