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Abu Dhabi Festival Award 2023 honours composers behind Symphony of Three

The 2023 Abu Dhabi Festival Award ceremony took place on Wednesday at Emirates Palace. Photo: Admaf

The composers behind Symphony of Three: Peace, Love, Tolerance had been among the many six skills who obtained the Abu Dhabi Pageant Award this 12 months.

The annual award was established by the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Basis in 2012 and offered in affiliation with the posh model Chopard. It’s held as a part of the Abu Dhabi Pageant. Previous recipients embody report producer Quincy Jones, composer Philip Glass and writer Amin Maalouf.

The ceremony for the 2023 award came about on Wednesday at Emirates Palace.

“Annually, the Abu Dhabi Pageant Award recognises the excellent lifetime achievements of these people who’ve made vital contributions to music and the humanities,” stated Huda Alkhamis-Kanoo, founding father of Admaf and creative director of the Abu Dhabi Pageant.

Composers John Debney and David Shire and veteran movie music producer Robert Townson had been amongst those that obtained the award this 12 months. They had been honoured for his or her prolific careers, affect in shaping the music and movie industries, in addition to their contributions to the Abu Dhabi Pageant fee and co-production of Symphony of Three.

Emirati composer Ihab Darwish and inshad singer Sheikh Mahmoud Al Tohamy had been additionally awarded for his or her work on the Symphony of Three epic.

The symphonic efficiency introduced collectively vocal ensembles, composers and musicians from Christian, Jewish and Muslim backgrounds to have a good time dialogue amongst totally different faiths. The piece was conceived in celebration of the Abrahamic Household Home, the interfaith complicated on Saadiyat Island. It’s accessible to stream on YouTube.

“Collectively, Shire, Debney and Townson have introduced pleasure to folks world wide with their lasting contributions to the music and movie trade,” stated Alkhamis-Kanoo.

The award was bestowed as effectively upon Iraqi oud grasp Naseer Shamma for his lifetime contributions and dedication to preserving Arab heritage.

“This 12 months, we additionally recognise the exceptional accomplishments of oud grasp Naseer Shamma for his tireless dedication and dedication to music, to preserving Arab cultural heritage, and to establishing Bait Al Oud Al Arabi centres for music training in Abu Dhabi and past, additional enhancing the Abu Dhabi Pageant award’s standing because the benchmark of cultural excellence,” Alkhamis-Kanoo stated.

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