Classical music festival returns to Dubai in May

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Music for the soul…

Classical music lovers, you are in for a treat next month. The InClassica International Music Festival is back for its eleventh edition which takes place in the magnificent Dubai Opera House featuring rrenowned musicians from all over the world.

The four-week celebration of global classical music performances and international collaboration will see a number of back-to-back concerts take place in the evening that will please both your ears and your soul. The music festival runs from May 8 to June 2 with ticket prices starting at Dhs 180.

Expect well-known and popular classics and contemporary masterpieces including works by Verdi, Beethoven, Debussy, Mendelssohn, Strauss and Dvořák from 50 world-renowned soloists and 11 celebrated conductors.

InClassica International Music Festival

Some of the names include Grammy Award-winning violin legend Gil Shaham (who was also named “Instrumentalist of the Year”), pianist Yeol Eum Son of the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition (2011), violinist Fumiaki Miura – the youngest artist to win First Prize at the Joseph Joachim Hanover International Violin Competition and many others.

Three orchestras are also part of the rrenowned formations: the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin Symphony Orchestra and the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra. These esteemed musicians will be joined by notable maestros such as Dmitry Yablonsky, Conrad van Alphen, Gianluca Marciano, Marius Stravinsky, Gergely Madaras and Massimiliano Caldi.

You’ll also hear music from Composer-in-Residence, Alexey Shor – a New York-based composer whose works have been performed at some of the world’s most prestigious classical music venues, including the Kennedy Center (Washington DC), the Orchestra Berlin Philharmonic (Berlin), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Gasteig (Munich), Wigmore Hall (London), Carnegie Hall (New York) and Musikverein Vienna.

For more information on performances and to book your tickets, visit this link here.

Dubai Opera, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd – Downtown Dubai, Dubai, May 8 to June 2, performance starts at 8 p.m., tel: (0)4 440 8888.

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