Abu Dhabi Classics music festival is back from Tuesday, January 28th 2020  to Friday, February  7th ,2020 ! Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates, the festival will celebrate its ninth year anniversary and will present an eclectic and sophisiticated programme. The Institut Français in the United Arab Emirates is pleased to support once again the performances of French artistsin this major festival in the UAE. .

Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Stravinsky, Bartok and many more…this ninth edition of Abu Dhabi Classics promises to be intense for all lovers of classical and Arabic music. Organized by the Department of Culture and Tourism: Abu Dhabi Classics aims to bring Abu Dhabi and the region closer  to the  rest of the world and to create a hub for exchanges and discoveries. Moreover, the festival is keen to shed the light on the younger generation of classical music.

Abu Dhabi Classics introduces some changes this year as the Cultural Foundation and the Arena Stadium become the main venues for soloists, orchestras, ballets etc. from Germany, Switzerland, Egypt, Lebanon and … France.

Thus, after the visits of Xavier de Maistre and Lucas Debargue, the Institut Français in the United Arab Emirates is delighted to be a partner of the concerts of French artists who will come to perform in Abu Dhabi for both unique dates.

The opening concert of the season, “Bach Concertos, for 2, 3 and 4 pianos“, is led by the young French pianist David Fray, who will perform for the second time in Abu Dhabi Classics.  This concert will take place on January 28at 8 pm at the Cultural Foundation. David Fray will bring Bach’s concertos to life, accompanied by his former teacher and mentor Jacques Rouvier, pianists Audrey Vigoureux and Emmanuel Christien as well as the Geneva Chamber Orchestra.  The four pianists will play simultaneously to deliver a performance that has been unanimously acclaimed in several international festivals.

The Institut Français in the UAE is also pleased to support Lise de la Salle’s concert. The young talented pianist from Cherbourg will present “Dances” on February 1st at the Cultural Foundation. Through a varied repertoire from different times and countries, she will give to the audience another vision of classical music through dance rhythms from Romania, Argentina, Poland, France and elsewhere by playing the greatest composers of the last century.

On this occasion, we give you the opportunity to get discount codes for an amount of -15%.

Just go to this link: https://www.ticketmaster.ae/adccorp. Secondly, codes will be requested in order to obtain the discounts.

  • For the performance “Bach’s Concertos for Two, Three and Four Pianos with the Geneva Chamber”, the discount code is: BACHCORP
  • For the performance “Dances”, the discount code is: SALLECORP

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