Music to our ears!

Classical music. It’s used in hundreds of films played softly in the background, can help calm you down when you’re feeling anxious and even put babies to sleep. And if you’re a massive fan, you’ll be thrilled to know that a festival dedicated to classical music will be taking place here in Dubai at The Theatre, Mall of The Emirates this January.

Presented by Aurora Event Management, Classica Extravaganza is a two-night festival taking place on January 28 and 30 featuring classical scores such as, ‘The Four Seasons’ of Antonio Vivaldi and the passionate sound of tango in ‘The Seasons in Buenos Aires’ by Astor Piazzola.

The scores will be performed by the renowned Almaty Symphony Orchestra, led by the virtuoso and award-winning soloist, Erzhan Kulibaev. The talented musicians have had successful tours in Europe, the United States of America, Asia, and the Middle East and will be performing for the first time here in UAE.

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The Almaty Symphony Orchestra has performed at prestigious venues around the world such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, Palais des Festivals in Cannes, Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Astana Opera in Kazahkstan and more.

Award-winning soloist, Kulibaev has received standing ovations for his emotional performances and will likewise delight the classical music fanatics in Dubai.

Speaking on the performance in Dubai, Kulibaev stated, ‘I have heard of many good reports about the UAE and how beautiful it is. Since then, it has been on my list of ‘must-perform places’. I was so pleased to hear that we are finally going to perform in that region to welcome the New Year. It will be an honour to play for the UAE audience for the first time. It is certainly an experience that I have been looking forward to.’

Doors open at 7pm on the night of the event and the performance begins at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased in groups of two, three or four or you can even opt for box seats. Prices start from Dhs546 (that’s Dhs273 per person). Get them here.

Classica Extravaganza, The Theatre, Mall of The Emirates, Dubai, 8pm on Jan 28 and 30. Tel:(0)4 992 282. 

Images: Aurora Event Management