Enriching the nation’s cultural, musical outlook

Enriching the nation’s cultural, musical outlook

Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra to perform stunning renditions as part of the ‘Dubai Art Season,’ an arts initiative launched by the Dubai Culture.

By Staff Reporter

Published: Mon 24 Mar 2014, 12:43 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 10:17 PM

The Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra, marking its 20th anniversary this year, will perform stunning renditions as part of the ‘Dubai Art Season,’ an arts initiative launched by the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture).

The Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra will present musical renditions during Dubai Art Season. —Supplied photo

Highlighting an important component of the ‘Dubai Art Season,’ the performance brings to light the musical talent that resides in the UAE.

The Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra performed at the American University of Dubai yesterday and will perform at the Cultural and Scientific Association in Al Mamzar today and at Dubai Knowledge Village tomorrow.

The performances, part of the 10th annual Emirates International Peace Music Festival, will feature prolific skills of three young Emirati violinists, Khaula Al Rayhi, Mira Ghobash, and Umayma Al Shunnar, under the overall programme.

The three Emirati violinists will join Elli Choi, Sarina Zhang, and Arisa Onoda, for their renditions of Tchaikovsky’s renowned Violin Concerto; Dvorak’s Cello Concerto; and the triple concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano, by Beethoven, respectively.

Saeed Al Nabouda, Acting Director-General, Dubai Culture said: “The UAE is home to a trove of untapped music potential that is yet to be discovered.

Through the ‘Dubai Art Season,’ our goal is to energise the city’s music landscape, by providing aspiring and emerging musicians with the opportunity to showcase their talent to a wider audience.”

Riad Kudsi, Director and Conductor, National Conservatory, Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra, said: “The Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra is committed to enriching the UAE’s cultural and musical outlook, providing education and training to local young musicians. We thank our partners for their ongoing support in helping us develop the UAE’s musical landscape and nurturing upcoming talent, and we look forward to welcoming all youngsters, especially locals, to join our orchestra.”

Held until April 15, ‘Dubai Art Season,’ unites five of the city’s premier arts events including Art Week, the Middle East Film and Comic Con and Gulf Film Festival. Art Week celebrates three flagship events, Art Dubai, Design Days Dubai, and SIKKA Art Fair. Several panel discussions, workshops, performances, outdoor art projects and exhibitions will be held as part of the initiative.

The activities under ‘Dubai Art Season’ will play an integral role in highlighting the growth of its creative industries within the regional and international circuit.


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