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  • NSO at the National Theatre Gala Concert
    Date: 25 Apr to 25 Apr 2014
    NSO's gala symphonic orchestral concert will be presenting an Abu Dhabi premiere of the world's most popular piece of classical music- Carl Orff's,  CARMINA BURANA. This piece is performed with a 65 piece NSO symphony orchestra, 80 voice NSO Chorus, 30 voice NSO Youth Chorus and guest vocal soloists from the US and UK.
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March 01, 2014
Breaking news...
19/3/2014 - A 100 piece NSO Symphony Orchestra will perform at the opening ceremony of the prestigous DUBAI WORLD CUP HORSE RACE on Friday 29 March 2014 at the beautiful Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. They will be performing extraordinary music composed especially for this event. This is NSO's premiere performance on a world stage which will be televised around the world.

1/3/14 - Young Artist Concerto Competition (YACOCO) announces it's 2014 season winners: First Prize-Frances Lewelling (piano) and Omar Hassan (piano), Second Prize-Hanna Wu (piano)and Kazune Hirata (violin), Third Prize- (Kyarash Aryanpad (violin) and Zeyad Yang (piano), Honourable Mention for competing in both piano and violin-Damla Ozdemir. First prize winners will perform with the NSO Symphony Orchestra in their 2014-2015 season.

10/2013 - The NSO Symphony Orchestra launched into it's 2013-2014 season on October 11, 2013 with a thrilling concert: 'A Night at the Movies...The Sequel'. His Highness Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarek Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development as well as Her Highness Princess Ameera Al Taweel of Saudia Arabia graced the Gala Evening with their presence and set the tone for the cultural importance of this event. An audience of over 1,000 for the matinee and evening concerts rose for standing ovations for Conductor Andrew Berryman and the 60 piece orchestra with guest soloists including Emirati vocal super star Balqees Al Fathi, Clarinetist Mathew Curtis, Countertenor Henry Bennett and the NSO Youth Chorus.

9/2013- The NSO Symphony Orchestra has recently signed a three year contract with GE&E, local producers of the world famous 'Video Games Live' show from California, USA. The orchestra will be performing in the UAE and various other locations around the Gulf with this exciting immersive event created by the game industry.

9/2013 - Abu Dhabi Media's 'Abu Dhabi Classic FM' signed with NSO as NSO's 'Official Event Partner' providing radio and print media support for all NSO's 2013-2014 season events.

9/2013 - NSO Announces it's second Young Artist Concerto Competition, (YACOCO), for Piano and Strings set for February 28 - March 1st, 2014. Young aspiring concert artists compete for music scholarships and grand prize which is a solo debut in concert with the NSO Symphony Orchestra. See the Education & Community section of this website for further in formation.

About Us

NSO is an orchestra of excellence, promoting music within the UAE, for current and future generations of Emirati Nationals and Expatriates. The orchestra was founded in 2011.  Its aim is to engage, enrich and inspire the UAE through artistically vibrant performances and  flagship series of main season classical concerts, chamber music concerts, Young Artists Concerto Competitions and educational programmes.

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