The Mountain's Alive with the Sound of Vivaldi!
Taking musical performances to new heights
Jebel Jais to host the UAE’s highest musical event as award-winning Czech musician and film composer Michal Dvořák brings global tour of Vivaldianno – City of Mirrors to Ras Al Khaimah in October
Taking musical performances to new heights, Jebel Jais, the UAE’s tallest peak, will host the highest concert in the country this October, when the global sensation Vivaldianno – City of Mirrors descends on the mountains of Ras Al Khaimah.
Devised by award-winning Czech musician and film composer, Michal Dvořák, Vivaldianno – City of Mirrors fuses the Baroque masterpieces and compositions of Antonio Vivaldi with 3D visual effects and light shows, propelled by contemporary energy.
The one-off event, taking place on 27 October, 2017, is part of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), goal of developing lifestyle entertainment across the emirate. The unique event, set at 1600 metres above sea level, will be a dazzling live performance and held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.
“We strive to push the boundaries in our efforts to enhance Ras Al Khaimah’s visitor experience, and this latest event is not only a first for the UAE, it will also provide genuine sensory overload at one of the emirate’s most iconic landmarks,” said Haitham Mattar, CEO, RAKTDA.
Vivaldianno – City of Mirrors will assemble a large orchestra to cover classical and art-rock instrumentation on a specially-constructed mountain stage. Featuring large-format projections in front of and behind the performance areas, the show will boast a complex and sophisticated light design utilising cutting-edge technologies to create an unequalled 3D musical experience. The cast of renowned musicians from all over the world will be supported by complex imagery and choreography, breathing new life and colour into masterpieces including The Four Seasons.
“We are retaining the original score while adding modern instruments the way Antonio himself might have included them. The show strives to enforce and emphasise the original music in a contemporary means of expression,” Dvořák noted.
Tickets for the one-off performance start from AED300 and are available through Virgin Tickets, and Platinum List. Those looking to make the most of Ras Al Khaimah’s authentic Arabian hospitality in its newest opening can enjoy a 20 per cent discount on standard rooms at Hilton Garden Inn, Ras Al Khaimah, between 26 - 28 October, 2017.
Vivaldianno ticket holders going to Jebel Jais can reach the concert via free shuttle buses from Ras Al Khaimah Convention Centre on Marjan Island, Al Hamra Convention Centre and Hilton Garden Inn, Ras Al Khaimah. There will be two buses in each venue leaving at 4:00PM and 4:30PM.
The Vivaldianno concert is in partnership with Marjan Island and in sponsorship with Stevin Rock as platinum sponsors and RAK Rock as gold sponsors.
For more information about the Vivaldianno – City of Mirrors concert please visit: www.jebeljais.ae/vivaldianno.
About Vivaldianno – City of Mirrors
A multimedia show, Vivaldianno – City of Mirrors is based on the music and life of Baroque’s stunning prodigy composer and violinist Antonio Vivaldi. A team of musicians from all over the world are backed up by complex image and sound effects, choreography and modern rhythms. The show is the much desired and wrought creation of Czech musician and producer Michal Dvořák. Vivaldianno features classical music, modern musical instruments and approaches, impressive emotions enhancing 3D projections, colour and light, modern choreography and a storyline that makes the audience travel into the bedazzling and superb universe of the personality and the music of Antonio Vivaldi.
About Michal Dvořák
Dvořák is a master of all keyboard instruments, a composer and a lyricist. He has authored a great deal of a film and theatre music and has been the founding member of Czech rock group, Lucie. He is the recipient of the Czech Nightingale, owns nine Gold records, seven Platinum and seven Double Platinum records and one Chrystal record.
Dvořák has collaborated with Peter Gabriel, Hans Zimmer and Wyclef Jean among others. He composed music for the following feature films: Amerika, Báječná léta pod psa, The Manor, Love lies Bleeding (USA, William Tannen), Forgotten Light, among others.
About Ras Al Khaimah
One of the world’s fastest growing tourism destinations, Ras Al Khaimah boasts a rich culture and long-standing history dating back 7,000 years. The Emirate boasts an array of archaeological sites and breath-taking natural vistas, from golden sand beaches, awe-inspiring terracotta dunes and a green belt of date palms to Jebel Jais, the highest mountain in the UAE.
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About Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA)
The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) was established in May 2011 under the government of Ras Al Khaimah. In order to achieve target growth of one million visitors by the end of 2018, the authority aims to develop the emirate’s tourism infrastructure and establish Ras Al Khaimah as a world-class destination for leisure and business travel, creating sustainable investment opportunities and enhancing the quality of life for its residents. In order to achieve its goals, the RAKTDA has a government mandate to license, regulate and monitor the emirate’s tourism and hospitality industry.
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