Organisers are predicting an even bigger success for the second series of Abu Dhabi Classics this year.
Adach launches Abu Dhabi Classics
The second season of Abu Dhabi Classics will be "more consolidated", have larger audiences and be an even bigger success than the first, organisers said yesterday. Speaking after a press conference where Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (Adach) revealed the full line up for the 2009-10 season, Till Janczukowicz, the artistic director said: "We had overwhelming feedback from the first season and we feel we have been successful in establishing Abu Dhabi Classics as a brand. "This is our second season so we now know more how to put on a professional programme, which leaves us more time to invest in the side initiatives that build bridges into society." As well as an impressive line-up of concerts, including the UAE debut of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and performances from the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Vienna Philharmonic and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Adach will be actively trying to attracting a wider audience. Adach will be distributing a CD of the forthcoming repertoires to schools and universities to increase their awareness of the music before attending concerts and Abu Dhabi Classics Academy, the educational arm, will be hosting lectures and pre-concert talks as well offering the chance for children to try out the instruments with the orchestras themselves. Tickets for the event, which opens on October 23, will go on sale tomorrow and a full line-up can be found at the website.