Born in the UAE :
Vanessa Maes baby to open the DSF
Dubai Concert Picture
This year Dubai Shopping
will have a spectacular and highly distinctive
opening ceremony featuring the talents of world
renown violinist and singer Vanessa Mae.
When violinist Vanessa Mae dropped into the
inaugural Dubai Shopping Festival, two years ago,
she caused a sensation. Her concerts here, as
elsewhere, were sell outs Still only 18she will
be back again this year, but in a different
avatar for this time she is the cynosure of a
daring 45 minute opening show of music,
fireworks, dance and special effects.
This concept show has
been titled Hymn to a child and is planned in
four parts. These parts will contain a series of eight
songs with narrated links, that begin with the
birth of the baby. As the child grows and
become more and more independent we see its life first as
a toddler, talking his first steps, and then as a child
absorbing and marveling at and its many emotions as they
unravel before him. The four parts are titled 1.The Birth
2. Discovery, Games, First Steps
3. First Fear and
First Heartbreak and 4. Future.
The pieces she will be performing are mainly taken from
her recent album Storm which has been
creating enormous waves everywhere. An exception being
happy valley from China Girl a
composition that she performed at the reunification
ceremony of Hong Kong with main land China last year, and
Im a Doun from the Classic Album.
This Vanessa Mae extravaganza will be performed in the
open at the Dubai Creek Golf and Marine Club at 8.00 p.m.
on the evening 19th march. The auditorium will be too
small for anything but an invited audience, but the show
will be widely televised and spectators can watch from
the Creek park on the opposite side of the Creek.
Born in Singapore but brought up in London, Vanessa Mae
has been termed the musical phenomenon of 90s. At
18 years old there is undoubtedly a lot more to come yet!