Their strings will play tunes you love
Date: 30 September 2015
Swirling strings, dramatic drums and blaring brass will open NSO's 2015-16 season with a flourish when it brings back the much-loved 'A Night at the Movies' for the third year running on Friday, October 9 at the Emirates Palace Hotel Auditorium, Abu Dhabi. The 60-piece NSO Symphony Orchestra will perform popular film music and orchestral classics, such as Gladiator, The Pink Panther, Star Wars and Disney's Fantasia, featuring excerpts from Peer Gynt, Danse Macabre and Pines of Rome.

Led by Musical Director Andrew Berryman, the NSO Symphony Orchestra will also perform the world premiere of a suite from the new sci-fi film 'The Drift', especially written in concert form for the NSO by the film score's award-winning composer James Griffiths who will be attending the performance. A Night at the Movies III is sponsored by Universal Hospital as Presenting Sponsor, and Gulf Capital as Platinum Sponsor.
Janet Hassouneh, NSO Founder and Executive Director, said: "A Night at the Movies has become a firm fixture on the UAE's calendar of musical events due to its popularity among music lovers across the emirates who appreciate hearing wonderful movie and orchestral classics, played to perfection by NSO's masterly musicians. I would like to express my appreciation for the support of our Presenting Sponsor, Universal Hospital, and our Platinum Sponsor, Gulf Capital, without whom we could not perform."

The NSO Symphony Orchestra is part of the NSO, which forges artistic links internationally to entertain, inspire, educate and promote music making across the UAE. Dr Shabeer Nellikode, MD & CEO of Universal Hospital, said: "Universal Hospital is pleased to partner with the NSO Symphony Orchestra and proud to announce its partnership as 'Presenting Sponsor' for the upcoming events. We are extremely excited to endorse its vision of positioning UAE as a centre of excellence among the world's music and the role it can play in healthcare."

Dr Karim El Solh, Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Capital, said: "Gulf Capital is delighted to be supporting Abu Dhabi's home grown National Symphony Orchestra (NSO). We have been supporting young Emirati talent through our social responsibility programmes that span art, culture, education and training. Our partnership agreement with the NSO falls within this strategy and we are proud to be supporting and partnering with the NSO Symphony Orchestra."

A Night at the Movies III will be performed at a matinee at 4.30pm and a Gala Evening at 8pm on October 9 at the Emirates Palace Hotel Auditorium.

Tickets for the matinee: Platinum AED 200; Gold AED 150; Silver AED 100; Balcony AED 50.
Tickets for the Gala: Platinum AED 300; Gold AED 200; Silver AED 125; Balcony AED 75.
All are available at: - - Spinneys Khalidiya - and at the concert box office.
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