The arrival of the UAE’s largest classical music festival, InClassica Music Festival, is drawing closer – and tickets for all concerts of the month-long music festival are available to purchase. The annual classical music concert series is returning to Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena for its twelfth edition and they’ve prepared a stellar line-up of performances that will wow music lovers. From February 12 to March 10, consecutive concerts will enthral audiences every evening at 8pm. Each two-hour performance will feature talented musicians from different corners of the world, and it’s a cultural treat you really won’t want to miss.
Around 20 concerts are slated for this run of InClassica Music Festival. Details of all of them are now confirmed and we can safely conclude that there’s a real treat in store for us. The monthlong concert series kicks off with a Grand Opening on February 12, featuring spellbinding performances by Çukurova State Symphony Orchestra from Turkey, led by Italian conductor Massimiliano Caldi and a showstopping solo by Japanese violinist Fumiaki Miura, which will be the evening’s highlight. The musicians will bring to life marvellous modern compositions by Maltese composer Alex Shor as well as iconic scores by greats like Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Strauss. Tickets for that one are available here.
In fact, Caldi and the Çukurova State Symphony Orchestra are back the following night to launch the first of InClassica’s epic themed nights of music, which begins with Turkish Evening. This time, gifted Latvian celloist Kristina Blaumane is your soloist for the evening, as the music of Türkiye envelops Coca-Cola Arena. It’s just one more excellent example of the array of international stars who’ll be gracing the stage, which will also feature Azerbaijani conductor Valid Ağayev and Israeli pianist Saleem Ashkar at The Library of Sound Concert on February 15.
Continuing InClassica’s tour of world music, February 17 sees an Uzbek Celebration of Music, as the National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan, conductor Tomas Grau and cellist Alexandr Chaushian, from Armenia, will weave musical magic on stage.
The following night, your music journey will take you to the Korean peninsula at the Korean Royal Flute concert, where exemplary flautist Jasmine Choi’s mellifluous tunes will blend with that of National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan, conducted by Alibek Kabdurakhmanov. Oh, and there’s an opportunity to delight your soul with another Seoul-based musician’s performance on February 22. Korean pianist Yeol Eum Son’s impassioned performance will captivate audiences during the Imperial Piano From Seoul concert. She will be supported on stage by the Savaria Symphony Orchestra from Hungary, who’ll be guided by conductor Daniel Raiskin.
Speaking of which, Hungarian talent will steal the show on February 23 during the Hungarian Night concert when the trifecta of the Savaria Symphony Orchestra, Hungarian conductor Gergely Madaras and violinist Roby Lakatos will enchant spectators.
What’s most impressive is that we’ve barely covered one-third of the full programme of the Inclassica Music Festival above. There’s a true avalanche of talent on the programme for this unforgettable music festival, so it’s no surprise that it’s set to be the highlight of Dubai’s cultural calendar!