Deutsche Bank through its Middle East Foundation announced today that it will be presenting a classical music concert in Dubai on 7th December 2012 with the aim of supporting culture and the arts in the UAE by fostering creativity. The concert is part of the Foundation's commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility in the Middle East North Africa region.
The concert, entitled "Late Romantic Choral Masterworks", will present Puccini's Messa di Gloria, Fauré's Cantique de Jean Racine and Vaughan Williams' Five Mystical Songs. It is the second time that Deutsche Bank through its Middle East Foundation has independently organized such a concert after the huge success of its first concert in May 2010 (Verdi's Requiem). The concert is taking place in partnership with the American University in Dubai.
Philippe Vollot, Chairman of Deutsche Bank's Middle East Foundation and the Bank’s Chief Operating Officer in the MENA region, said “One of the core principles of Deutsche Bank's Middle East Foundation is to give back to the societies that our bank is operating in. This classical music concert offers us a unique opportunity to continue our investment in the arts and education in the UAE, where we have established our regional headquarters for the MENA region. The Bank has a proud legacy of supporting creativity, and we hope to continue to build on this unique contribution. Since we launched Deutsche Bank's Middle East Foundation in 2008, we have undertaken many projects in support of art and music, social investments, sustainability and education.”
The 150 members of the chorus and orchestra come from all across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region and will be conducted by Martyn Bagnall, the head of Deutsche Bank's Human Resources in the MENA region. The concert will also feature two internationally renowned soloists, Justin Lavender and David Stephenson.
Established in 2008, Deutsche Bank’s Middle East Foundation is one of the Bank’s many foundations around the globe across Asia, Africa and the Americas. In addition, Deutsche Bank has active Corporate Social Responsibility programs across Europe and the UK. Deutsche Bank’s Middle East Foundation focuses on funding investments in the arts, education, community development, sustainability, and volunteering in the Middle East North Africa region.
The concert will take place in the Main Auditorium of the American University in Dubai on 7th December 2012 at 8.00 pm. Tickets are available through www.timeouttickets.com.
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