Sell-out Blue Planet in Concert coming to Abu Dhabi
August 4, 2014
When a show has played to sold-out audiences in the US, Europe, the Far East and Australia, it's a pretty safe bet to assume that it's worth checking out.
That's why we are rather excited to hear that the BBC's Blue Planet in Concert
, which has done exactly that, will be opening the Abu Dhabi stopover of this year's Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) on December 12.
The show consists of spectacular, specially cut, high-definition scenes from the award-winning Blue Planet
TV series, combined with a powerful and evocative musical score performed by a 78-piece live orchestra led by a celebrity guest conductor.
And as if that wasn't epic enough, the footage will be shown on a 10-metre-wide screen placed on a purpose-built floating stage in the waters off Abu Dhabi's Corniche.
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By the sounds of it, the show will be a fitting curtain raiser to the three-week Abu Dhabi stopover of the VOR, which will see sailing teams race to 11 cities in 11 countries separated by more than 70,000km.
As well as the two 90-minute performances of the Blue Planet in Concert
, the stopover, which will take place in a 30,000-square-metre, purpose-built village on the Abu Dhabi Corniche, will also feature a whole host of other events including dhow racing, pearl diving showcases and ocean conservation exhibitions.
Details: for more information visit Volvooceaonraceabudhabi.com