Nine Songs

Nov 26, 2022 - Nov 27, 2022

Taking place on a circular stage in the desert at sunset, Nine Songs is a site-responsive, open-air, theatrical performance of music - a world premier collaboration taking place amidst the extraordinary AlUla landscapes, steeped in thousands of years of natural, historical and cultural heritage in celebration of the pre-opening of Wadi AlFann.

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Nine Songs
Created by Chinese musician, vocalist and artistic director Rui Fu especially for AlUla, Nine Songs brings together a world-class ensemble of performers from across the globe. Fu’s vocals will be accompanied by new compositions played on violin, harp, dulcimer, oud, guqin and taiko drums, with costumes, scenery and lighting adding to this theatrical display. Working with artistic co-director Farooq Chaudhry and musical director Jocelyn Pook, Fu's new work is inspired by the Chu Ci (Songs of Chu), an ancient anthology of Chinese poetry from the 1st century BC, while responding to AlUla's remarkable geological structures.

Rui Fu on her inspiration for Nine Songs

“My childhood experiences in China, the UK and the U.S. and my travels through over 30 countries led me to shift to a spontaneously invented language in my lyrics, in order to adapt to instrumentation from different localities. These scattered memories are now the backbone of our interpretation of the 2,600-year-old Nine Songs, illustrating the layers of our being as we progress from birth to death.”

Ticket Details

Key Information
  • Duration: 60 minutes performance.
  • Parking is available at the venue.
  • The early bird price is 99 SAR.
Concert Scheule
  • 18:30 Arrival at the venue and welcome at the visitor's centre
  • 18:45 Move to the cocktail area for a preshow refreshments and entertainment
  • 19:15 Doors close
  • 20:00 Show Start
  • 21:00 Show Ends
Please note
  • Children below 12 years old are not allowed into the Concert.
  • A smart casual dress code is recommended for all customers. We strongly recommend you bring a warm jacket, as this is an outdoor event and desert nights can get chilly. 
Entrance Policy
  • Please arrive at the venue parking by 17:00pm. Location HERE
  • Present your id and e-ticket for scanning
  • Recommended attire will be Smart Casual. We strongly reccommend you bring a warm jacket, as this is an outdoor event and desert nights can get chilly. 
  • Children below 12 years old are not allowed into the concert venue.
  • Security checks will apply at all entrances.
Refund and Exchange Policy
Refunds and exchanges are permitted if done at least 3 days prior to the event. All refund and exchange requests made less than 3 days prior to the event will not be accepted. Please contact our team at +966 920 025 003 or send a refund request using the contact us form. If you booked your ticket through a third party, please coordinate with them on policies, changes, and updates.

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