International Music, Orchestra
A musical curtain-raiser to the three-week stopover celebrations - Volvo Ocean Race!
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SynopsisBBC World`s Blue Planet in Concert makes its premiere in Abu Dhabi, alongside live performance by UK`s most successful composer, George Fenton.
Abu Dhabi`s biggest racing event, 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) in the Destination Village will feature a spectacular opening act - Blue Planet in Concert. The concert comprises of a spectacular footage from the award winning TV series `The Blue Planet`, accompanied by a live 78-piece orchestra led by five times Oscar nominated composer, George Fenton. It will be shown on both the days on a 10-metre wide screen placed on a purpose-built, floating stage in the waters off Abu Dhabis Corniche.
George Fenton is known for his brilliant work, writing film scores and music for television. He has written musical scores for over 100 films and has worked with world`s most influential filmmakers!
Education Entertainment! The festival highlights the emirates union with the sea and its maritime heritage.
What more ! Dhow racing, pearl diving showcases, traditional sea shanty performances, ocean conservation exhibitions and activities such as beach clean-ups and turtle conservation talks.
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