They looked at ways with which the Opera House could work together with ADMAF
and found a logical link between the Opera House, with its world class talent producing world class opera ballet and many, many other things, and this outreach program which goes deep in community and has education programs.
Hoda Al Khamis Kanoo, founder of ADMAF
said, "The Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation aims to enhance public access to the arts, inspire creativity and encourage expression.
No other event perfectly captured the philosophy of the ADMAF
than the opening concert of the 8th Emirates International Peace Music Festival (for young virtuosos) featuring the Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra accompanied by guest orchestras and soloists from the Premiere Music College of Prague and the Korea National Youth Ensemble.
presented Hakawati as part of its commitment to reviving the art of traditional story-telling in the UAE.
E Hoda Al-Khamis Kanoo, ADMAF
Founder, commented: "Our partnership with the Marriage Fund is rooted in ADMAF
's determination to reach out to the community.
She founded ADMAF
in 1996 and is also the artistic director of its annual Abu Dhabi Festival.
The Young Media Leaders initiative, now in its fourth year, is supported by the patron and president of ADMAF
Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
introduced the first ever Festival Debate series which explored themes such as the impact of festivals on host cities, the future of opera and Emirati art.
Huda Alkhamis Kanoo, founder of ADMAF
selected a painting of a traditional doorway by Abdul Qader Al Rais, because it has a special meaning for her.
The LOC was signed in a ceremony at New York University in Abu Dhabi by Huda Al Khamis-Kanoo, founder of ADMAF
, and Christo, following the unveiling of the winner of the 2017 Christo & Jeanne-Claude Award.
We are truly delighted to be welcoming these amazing artists as we further celebrate ADF's pivotal role in nurturing cultural exchange and artistic innovation," said Hoda Al Khamis-Kanoo, founder of ADMAF
According to Kanoo, YML has become a unique training facility thanks to the partnership ADMAF
enjoys with twofour54's training arm, tadreeb.