LUCERNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONDUCTED BY JAMES GAFFIGAN / PIANIST NICHOLAS ANGELICH : MUSIC OF THE ROMANTIC AGE I
Al Jahili Fort Al Ain
Presenting two magical nights, the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, with American Conductor James Gaffigan and American Soloist Nicholas Angelich are set to take the residents and visitors of the emirate of Abu Dhabi on a timeless voyage of classical and romantic musical styles through drawing a panorama of compositions in the 'Music of Romantic Age'.
Opening the new Abu Dhabi Classics 2017-2018 Season with a Gala Concert in Al Jahili Fort (Al Ain), the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra will play one of Beethoven’s most popular Symphonies: the 4th Symphony, written in 1806. For one of the fathers of the Romanic movement in music, German composer Robert Schumann, this Symphony was also, the “most romantic” of Beethoven’s Symphonic works. Completing the evening in Al Jahili Fort will also be the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto composed in 1868, a work widely influenced by the same Robert Schumann and its interest in folk music. Also on the programme for the evening, the Siegfied-Idyll, the Symphonic Poem Richard Wagner offered his wife Cosima for the birth of their son Siegfried in 1869.
*All timings are actual start timings. We recommend guests to come 30 min before the beginning of the concert to find their seats. Doors will close at the start time. No access will be granted after the doors have been shut.
Shuttle buses for the October 12 event in Al Ain will be available from Dubai and Abu Dhabi. For bus reservations please email firstname.lastname@example.org.