The Abu Dhabi Festival 2014
Arts and culture festival launches tonight
Launching Abu Dhabi Festival 2014 - an exciting arts and culture affair, The Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela is set to entertain crowds tonight with a unique performance during a pre-festival concert.
The Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela is made up of young talented musicians aged between 17 and 30, who will be entertaining attendees with their performances from Tchaikovsky's The Tempest and Romeo and Juliet, as well as Beethoven's Symphony No. 5.
Organised by Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation, the arts and culture festival is set to showcase exceptional talents, bringing together musicians, performers and artists from all across the globe to the UAE - with a focus on further establishing the capital's reputation as a cultural hub.
Throughout the festival, guests can look forward to an array of performances such as the UAE debut of Arabic music group The Asil Ensemble, celebrated for their modern work fused with Arabic heritage, who will take to the stage on March 17.
Other highlights include exploring the work of Bill Fontana, renowned for his work 'Harmonic Bridge' (2006), that was presented at the Tate Modern Gallery, in London. During the festival, Fontana will be revealing his 'sound sculpture' of Abu Dhabi alongside an exhibition of his own work.
Other events include a performance from Grammy award-winning jazz star Herbie Hancock, Milos in Recital - a Latin and Classical Guitar presentation, as well as a showcase of Coppelia from the American Ballet Theatre, and much more.
For more information and show timings visit the Abu Dhabi Festival website.