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Classical music festival BBC Proms announces Dubai dates

Classical music festival BBC Proms announces Dubai dates

01 November, 2016

GULF BUSINESS

Classical music festival BBC Proms is coming to Dubai next year at the recently opened Dubai Opera. BBC Proms Dubai will be held from 21-24 March, marking only the second time the festival has gone abroad after BBC Proms Australia in April. The festival will mark the first visit of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers to the UAE with a programme of core classical, British and new music. There will also be a local twist with music from composer Mohammed Fairouz and world premieres of works by Dubai-based British composer Joanna Marsh and Australian-Egyptian composer Joseph Tawadros. Proms favourites conductor Edward Gardner and pianist Benjamin Grosvenor will join the orchestra on stage, and James Burton will lead the BBC Singers in two a cappella programmes of British choral music.