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Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra on tour – Dubai 2018

4 April 2018

Considered one of the best chamber orchestras in the world, the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra is formed from the crème de la crème of musicians from symphony orchestras around the world including: Vienna Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra and many more.

Classical music fans can look forward to an exceptional evening of some of the best music written by Mozart, Saint-Saëns and Schubert, Led by the charismatic Gábor Takács-Nagy, Music Director of the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra and guest soloist George Li, who is regarded as one of the world’s most talented and creative young pianists.

Programme for the evening:

Mozart Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385 “Haffner”

Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22


Schubert Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, D485

About Dubai Opera:

Dubai Opera is a truly unique venue and the city’s first purpose built multi-format performing arts theatre, situated in the heart of Downtown Dubai. With an iconic dhow-shaped design rooted in Emirati heritage, Dubai Opera offers the ultimate flexibility of a proscenium arch theatre, an acoustic concert hall and a 2000m2 flat floor event space, and is the definitive destination for quality entertainment productions and performances. Dubai Opera’s stage hosts an incredible array of world-class talent, with opera, ballet and classical music concerts and productions at the core, Dubai Opera also stages musical theatre, fashion shows, jazz, comedy, family shows and a full range of live entertainment.


Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra on tour – MS Europa Cruise from Dubai to Limassol

From 6 to 17 April 2018

Experience the artists of the Verbier Festival, not only ashore but also on board MS EUROPA. On this cruise we and the artistic director Martin Engstroem welcome the Verbier Chamber Orchestra as well as renowned soloists from the Verbier Festival, such as the classical guitarist Miloš.

Miloš Karadaglić

Born in Montenegro in 1983, Miloš first started playing the guitar at the age of 8. When he was 16 he successfully applied for a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music and moved to London where he continues to live while keeping close ties with his family and homeland. He was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in 2015. Miloš plays a 2007 Greg Smallman guitar, kindly lent to him by Paul and Jenny Gillham.

Now firmly positioned as the leading classical guitarist of his generation, Miloš Karadaglić continues to top the record charts and delight audiences around the world. The Times said of his latest Beatles album, Blackbird: “It is so elegantly executed, and with such a plaintive quality, that it goes beyond … into something approaching art”.

The London press praised his celebrated Royal Albert Hall recital debut, The Guardian commenting: “More extraordinary by far, however, was the way a single guitarist, playing an intimate and understated set, and equipped with a single microphone and some clever lighting, could shrink the Hall’s cavernous space into something so close.” The Independent concluded: “Defying its many critics to offer a dramatic and rounded evening of classical music, the guitar itself was the breakout star here – a sleight of hand that makes Karadaglić not only a magician, but a serious and accomplished musician”.