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EMIRATI MUSICIANS, INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS & THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA IN HARMONY FOR THE OFFICIAL 48TH UAE NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATION

2019-11-12 12:00:26

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Master soundtrack carefully crafted by eight distinguished composers with contributions from more than 80 musicians and members of London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Limited tickets for ‘Legacy of Our Ancestors’ at Zayed Sport City Stadium in Abu Dhabi available at www.uaenationaday.ae

 

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 12 November, 2019: More than 80 world-class musicians, including members of London’s iconic Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, have collaborated to compose an inspiring original score for ‘Legacy of Our Ancestors’ – the Official 48th UAE National Day celebration – on 2 December at Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

Created by eight international composers, the original ‘Legacy of Our Ancestors’ score will add a dramatic dimension to an epic theatrical show unfolding on one of the largest and most complex stage sets ever built for a UAE National Day celebration.

Drawing inspiration from distinct Emirati elements and featuring musical instruments unique to the UAE, the original score will merge traditional Emirati music with contributions from leading international musicians from across the globe.

“Music is a key component of any theatrical production and the original score for ‘Legacy of Our Ancestors’ will elevate the overall impact and beauty of the production,” said Saeed Al Suwaidi, Representative of the Organising Committee of the Official 48th UAE National Day Celebration, ‘Legacy of Our Ancestors’.

“The UAE is a harmonious and tolerant home to hundreds of nationalities and cultures, which has influenced the composition of the original score. The soundtrack will be rooted in the Emirates, with contributions by some of the world’s leading composers and musicians.”

“This will be an unprecedented audio-visual experience for a UAE National Day celebration, and it is an honour to work with distinguished names and world-class music professionals to create something special that will leave long in the memory,” added Al Suwaidi.

The exceptional auditory experience will be delivered by more than 250 high-quality speakers connected by over 12 kilometers of cabling; a technical set-up that will guarantee every melodious note and intricate musical arrangement captivate spectators and make for a truly breathtaking experience.

Taking place on a gigantic 10,000 square meter parametric stage and set created by expert craftspeople in nine global cities, ‘Legacy of Our Ancestors’ will be enhanced by more than 2,500 hidden LED lights to enhance the visual experience. In total, 22 huge visual screens climbing 12 meters high will display charming hand-drawn animations and stunning cinematic sequences throughout the production.

‘Legacy of Our Ancestors’, the Official 48th UAE National Day Celebration at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, takes place on 2 December. A limited number of tickets are available at www.uaenationalday.ae or by calling 800 86 823.