See a 55 piece-orchestra at Emirates Palace for huge one-off performance

The show will be part of an arts festival featuring ballet, folk dancing, music and art

See a 55 piece-orchestra at Emirates Palace for huge one-off performance

Been overdoing it with the brunches 9 and shopping malls? In dire need of a bit of culture? Well, a 55-piece orchestra might sort you out.

The NSO Symphony Orchestra is coming to Emirates Palace this Friday (February 8) for a performance of Russian Symphonic Classics.

The show will be part of a mini arts festival, which will see ballerinas, folk dancers and artists descend on the capital for a day of sophisticated fun.

Following their performance on Thursday February 1 accompanying popular tenor Andrea Bocelli for the Tantora Winter Festival in Al-Ula in Saudi Arabia, the 55-piece orchestra will be led by NSO’s Music Director Andrew Berryman through well-known pieces, including Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain and excerpts from Pictures at an Exhibition.

Concertmaster Nadine Artuhanava will perform Tchaikovsky’s virtuosic Violin Concerto in D major, while Russian Folk-Dance troupe will be limbering up for their interpretation of the folk song Ochi Cherniye (Dark Eyes).

There will also be a load of toe-pointing and twirling from award-winning Mongolian ballet dancer Namuun Batsukh, who will perform a solo to NSO’s rendition of the beautiful Adagio from Khachaturian’s ballet Spartacus.

Art fans are also well catered for at the event, with an exhibition in the pre-function area of the auditorium, featuring the work of renowned Emirati artists, Eman Al Hashemi and Ahmed Alhosani.

From Dhs150. Fri Feb 8, 7.30pm. Emirates Palace, West Corniche,

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