Abu Dhabi Festival 2015 kicks off

A showcase of the performances for the Abu Dhabi Festival 2015
A showcase of the performances for the Abu Dhabi Festival 2015

The 12th edition of Abu Dhabi Festival will kick off organised by Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF).

The month-long programme showcases concerts, performances and workshops all of March.

This year’s theme is ‘Idea: The Seed of Invention’ and the country of honour is Italy. This year, the Festival hosts free community and educational events, along with ticketed concerts.

HE Hoda I Al Khamis-Kanoo, founder of the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) and Abu Dhabi Festival said: “This year’s theme highlights the arts education and community arts initiatives that are at its heart. We hope to nurture development of national talent and ensure that artistic expression and creativity of all forms are embedded as key components in our society.”

This year’s edition also introduces for the first time ‘the festival recital series’ as part of the main programme, bringing young role models of classical music to the UAE. This will be for a series of recitals and workshops.

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