1 and 3 December 2016 - An EUYO brass & percussion ensemble performed in the United Arab Emirates under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the founding of the UAE.
On 1 December 2016 members of the Brass and Percussion Ensemble performed in Abu Dhabi's National Theatre and subsequently, on 3 December, at the Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Foundation in Dubai. In Dubai the Orchestra was presented with a commemorative glass by the Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Foundation. We were delighted to be returning to the United Arab Emirates following the EUYO’s Arab world debut in 2014 at the Abu Dhabi Festival, a visit made possible by the generous invitation and support of the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation, and its Founder H.E. Hoda l. Al Khamis-Kanoo.
The December 2016 performances featured music specially programmed for the anniversary celebration, with compositions from Austria, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, UAE, UK and the US, performed by Austrian, Belgian, Bulgarian, Danish, Italian, Hungarian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish and UK EUYO members. Further details can be found here.
UAE National Anthem - arr. Andrew McCoy
Aaron COPLAND - Fanfare for the Common Man
Claudio MONTEVERDI - Prologue to Orfeo
William BYRD - The Earle of Oxfords Marche
Anton BRUCKNER - Motet Locus Iste
Tielman SUSATO - movements from the Suite
Steve REICH - Drumming Part 1
Steve REICH - Music for Pieces of Wood
Giuseppe VERDI - Overture to Nabucco
Zequinha DE ABREU - Tico Tico
ANON. - Carnival in Venice
Peter GANE - Fanfare for Alpbach
Instagram of part of the Abu Dhabi performance at @mckduae here
Post Concert Presentation in Dubai
Abu Dhabi National Theatre Concert (© Marshall Marcus)
The Percussion Ensemble in the UAE, Abu Dhabi 1 December 2016 (© Andrew McCoy)