Gulf News, United Arab Emirates
May 1 2004
Classical prodigies perform at peace music festival
By A Staff Reporter
Dubai: Lovers of classical music will have their chance to listen to
young virtuosos from across the world at free concerts in Dubai from
The prodigies – from nations as diverse as Egypt, Russia, Armenia and
the Czech Republic – will perform at the First International Peace
Music Festival for Young Virtuosos, that ends on May 5.
The event, organised by Emirates Children’s Symphony Orchestra (ECSO),
is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Information, the Disney
Channel, Bank of Sharjah and HSBC.
The ECSO aims to promote classical music among young people in Dubai.
The group of talented young musicians will take part in a daytime
competition and play with their hosts in the evening.
Riad Kudsi, director and conductor of the orchestra, said: “Music is
often referred to as the international language that brings together
people from different cultures and children are our future. ECSO in
Dubai symbolises those two elements.”
Admission to the evening concerts is free.
Key concert dates
May 1: American University in Dubai (Opening ceremony, 8pm)
May 2: Jumeirah Primary School Auditorium (Solo and chamber music,
May 3: Jumeirah Primary School Auditorium (Solo and chamber music,
May 4: Jumeirah Primary School Auditorium (Solo and chamber music,
May 5: American University in Dubai (Closing ceremony, 8pm)