BBC Proms, the world’s biggest classical music festival, will be held in Dubai for the first time in March 2017. Now in its 122nd year, the much-loved event aims to bring the best classical music to as wide an audience as possible. In the UK, BBC Proms is an eight-week summer season of concerts, talks, workshops, and family events, culminating in a final performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
Staged from March 21st to 24th at Dubai Opera, BBC Proms will bring the same taste of the iconic music festival to our shores. Remarkably, this is only the second time that it has been brought abroad, with BBC Proms Australia having taken place in April 2016 at Arts Centre Melbourne. The Dubai edition will feature six concerts, including an opening night with an orchestral showpiece by Gary Carpenter. Also on the roster are Emirati-American composer Mohammed Fairouz, locally based British composer Joanna Marsh, and the ARIA Award-winning Joseph Tawadros Quartet.
As part of the BBC Proms event, there will also be a series of workshops throughout the festival, held in collaboration with British Council. They will include the opportunity for regional adult and children choirs to sing with BBC singers. With tickets priced from AED 350/SAR 357, there will be nearly 600 standing tickets made available daily priced at AED 50/SAR 52 in order to allow the widest audience possible to enjoy the four-day event.
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