Highlights from 2016 Season

In the 2016 season, CMAD concerts reached a total of 1000 people in ten days of concerts and outreach activities.

Public Concerts

  • Classical Traditions:  Arabic Poetry and the String Quartet
    A collaboration with Emirati student poets and guest poet Talal Al Salim
    Khalifa University
  • Beethoven and Beyond
    NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center
  • Intimate Voices
    American Community School
  • Masterworks
    Manarat Al Saadiyat


  • Masterclasses for string students and string ensembles
    Manarat Al Saadiyat
    92 Participants
  • In School Concerts:
    American Community School
    ACS, 6th, 7th,8th and high school music classes
    90 Participants


  • Composer’s Forum
    6 composers participated, 3 of whom had their works performed
  • Premiere of a new works by NYUAD students Leonid Kuzmenko and Emlyn Van Eps
  • Classical Traditions: Arabic Poetry and the String Quartet.
    A collaboration with student Emirati poets
    Khalifa University
    151 people attended, five Emirati poets participated
  • Physics of Music Lecture/Demonstration
    Khalifa University
    50 participants
  • Two performances with Aizuri violinists and Iraqi-American  musician Amir Elsaffar and his ensemble
    200 attended