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Must-See Shows Coming to Abu Dhabi Festival this Month

With hundreds of world-class musicians in town for the Abu Dhabi Festival, it’s the absolute perfect time to soak up a bit of world culture. From famed pianists to Indian maestros and epic theatre shows, you’ve got plenty to explore this month.

Abu Dhabi Festival brings world-class performances to the capital

Abu Dhabi Festival is running from March 8 to March 30, and will feature more than 100 events and 500 international artists… that’s a lot to see! With so much on offer this year, we’ve singled out 3 stage performances you won’t want to miss…

1. Pianographique

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Credit: Pianographique

What’s on: Ever wondered what a visual representation of music might look like? Get ready for a dazzling multimedia spectacle that re-envisions contemporary and classic pieces for piano. Acclaimed pianists Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa with Ars Electronica’s Art Director Cori Olan are all set to perform innovative works with live visualizations… expect to be dazzled by colour and sound when they take the stage.
Location: Emirates Palace Auditorium
Date: Saturday 24 March at 8pm
Tickets: General admission is AED 200 (50% discount for students)

2. The Sarod Master

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What’s on: He’s considered one of the most distinguished masters of Indian classical music, and now’s your chance to see him live. Sarod artist Amjad Ali Khan is performing a one-off concert in the capital that will feature an entrancing music set… all played on his classic stringed sarod. Fans from across the sub-continent are in for a treat when this living legend takes the stage.
Location: Emirates Palace Auditorium
Date: Sunday, 25 March at 8pm
Tickets: General admission is AED 200 (50% discount for students)

3. Don Quixote

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What’s on: The tale of Don Quixote comes to life courtesy of Spain’s Compañía Nacional de Danza. The stage show tells the story of Miguel de Cervantes’ romantic knight and will feature classic Franco-Russian choreography. At the helm is artistic director José Carlos Martínez who will give audiences a spell-binding rendition of this iconic ballet.
Location: Emirates Palace Auditorium
Date: Thursday 29 March | Friday 30 March at 8pm
Tickets: Diamond is AED 350, Gold is AED 250, Silver is AED 175, Bronze is AED 125 (50% discount for students)

For more details and bookings, visit www.abudhabifestival.ae

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