A Symphony of Film A new cinematic series A Symphony of Film begins this month. In partnership with Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, Doha Film Institute is taking one of the most renowned cinema composers to Qatar. Patrick Doyle (known for his work on Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Sense and Sensibility and Rise of the Planet of the Apes to name a few) will be conducting a live concert of his most outstanding compositions to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare, featuring music from Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet. A number of film screenings will also take place as part of the series, accompanied by a live orchestra including Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, Hitchcock’s North by Northwest, Pixar’s Brave and Sergio Leone’s The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
From BD3.5 per screening. Concert Tickets BD7.5-20. For more information, schedules and tickets, visit www.dohafilminstitute.com. Katara Opera House, Doha, Qatar.
Cirque du Soleil Set to take over the Dubai World Trade Centre, the company’s signature show, Varekai, promises to deliver a state-of-the-art performance of acrobatics, dance and circus-like acts. The show is the first in the UAE for three years, and has earned rave reviews around the globe.
From BD14.5. Dubai World Trade Centre, Downtown Dubai, UAE, www.tixbox.com.
Coppélia at Dubai Opera
The amazing Dubai Opera has finally opened in the city’s new Dubai Opera District. Performed by the Russian State Ballet, and with music by the Orchestra of Siberia, this opera is about a toymaker who creates a life-sized doll – Coppélia. Franz, a young man who lives nearby, sees the doll and falls in love with her.
From BD36. September 15-17. Dubai Opera - Downtown Dubai, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai, UAE, www.dubaiopera.com.
Elton John live in Dubai
Sir Elton John will take to the Autism Rocks Arena on Thursday December 15. The pre-Christmas show is part of the Brit’s Wonderful Crazy Night tour and is his first live show, as part of it, in Dubai. With more than 4,000 concerts under his belt spread across five decades, the Rocket Man singer is one of the biggest artists of all time. And a trophy cabinet of 38 gold and 27 platinum albums proves it. This is something to get tickets for, now.
December 15, 2016. Pre-register for tickets at www.117live.com.
Fiesta De Los Muertos
This new festival is taking place on Friday October 28. The line-up so far includes Major Lazer (Lean On) and the recently reformed ’90s pop sensation All Saints. The Mariachis, the remix masters, are also on the bill with local stars Hollaphonic. Several more names are set to be announced at the time of writing. é October 28, 2016. Pre-register for tickets at www.117live.com.
Impossible at Dubai Opera This family friendly
show describes itself as “the most dangerous show Dubai has ever seen”. Fresh from its run in London’s West End, expect to see the world’s best illusionists performing death-defying stunts live on stage.
From BD26. September 23-30. Dubai Opera - Downtown Dubai, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai, UAE, www.dubaiopera.com.