Sunday,17 December, 2017
Current issue | Issue 1370, (23-29 November 2017)
Sunday,17 December, 2017
Issue 1370, (23-29 November 2017)

Ahram Weekly

Il Trovatore opera

Il Trovatore opera
Il Trovatore opera

Amir Bashtak Palace Al-Muaaz St, Tel 02 2787 9187 Mon 27, 8pm: Arab strings music concert.

Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St. Tel 02 2574 3373 Fri 24, 8pm: Mohamed Al-Shamy performs number of the Egyptian classics. Sun 26, 8pm: Wahabiat concert, the Arab Music Ensemble performs a number of Mohamed Abdel Wahab songs conducted by Maestro Mosatafa Helmy.

The Arts-Mart Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Abu Rawash, 6th of October, Egypt, Cairo, 010 0077 3860 Fri 24, 9pm (doors close at 8.30pm): Orchestra in Art, a new cultural experience combining both the performing and visual arts. The event features The United Philharmonic Orchestra performing amidst a specially curated art exhibition at the gallery. For the first time, a magical performance by Fatema Said (winner of the best soprano in the world) and Gala Al-Hadidi (Winner of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the Year), brilliant baritone Elhamy Amin and a full orchestra led by world renowned maestro Nader Abbassi.
Beit Al-Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2591 3391
Every Sunday, 8.30pm: The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai, performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.
Every Friday, 8.30pm: “Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel” (The Shadow Puppet), a free public performance by clowns in Al-Muaaz Street, presented by Wamda and directed by Nabil Bahgat.
Cairo Jazz Club
197, 26th July St, Agouza. Tel 02 3345 9939
Fri 24, 10.30: Shiha DJ dance mixes on Friday Fever. Sat 25, 10.30pm: Al-Door Al-Awal Egyptian instrumental band performs Egyptian music with soul and latin flare. Sun 26, 10.30pm: Cocoon band performs Latin and Cuban music and songs. Mon 27, 10.30pm: Mohasseb DJ spins progressive house beats. Thurs 30, 10.30pm: Hassan Ramzy and Hany Mustafa perform number of their songs. Cairo Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736  0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144 Main Hall Thurs 23 and Sun 26, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Orchestra and Cairo Opera Choir presents Verdi’s “Il Travatore” opera,  conducted by David Crescenzi and directed by Hisham Al-Tally, under the artistic supervison of Dr. Iman Mustafa (Arabic & English Translation on stage). Fri 24, 8pm: Maria del Mar Bonet (Spain) performs a number of songs on acoustic guitar which she plays herself joined by Hossam Ramzy (Egypt) on percussion. Sat 25, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Ahmed El-Saedi  and featuring soloists Maria Cecilia Prado (mezzo soprano), Amr Medhat (tenor), Reda Al-Wakil (bass) joined by A Capella Choir and the choir master Maya Gvineria performs great works for choir and orchestra (I) such as Hector Berlioz's "Romeo and Juliette".   Tues 28, 8pm: “Meet the Grand Canal” opera from China.  Small Hall Thurs 30, 8pm: Oriental jazz concert by Yehia Khalil performs on the drums with his band. Darb 1718
Kasr El Sham3 St, Al Fakhareen, Old Cairo, near Mar Girgis Metro Station, Tel 02 2361 0511/ 0109 3766188
Thurs 30, 8pm: Al-Hezb Al-Comedy (The Comic party), a group of stand-up comedians lighten up the mood with comedic performances on the roof.

Al-Ghouri Caravansary
Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St and Al-Azhar St, Tel 02 2514 7475
Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music
(Performances every Sat, Mon and Wed, 8pm, free admission).
Sun 26, 8pm: Celebrating the birth of Prophet Mohamed, Samaa Ensemble for Sufi chanting and Mawlawya, The Coptic Hymns and Compositions Ensemble and Church hymns Acappella singers perform in a spiritual night with guest performance The Chanting Ensemble (Indonesia) . Al-Gumhouriya Theatre
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707 Thurs 23, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs. Sat 25, 8pm: Hossam Sakr and his ensemble perform a number of spiritual Sufi chants. Tue 28, Wed 29, Thurs 30, 8pm: "The Widow of the Desert" a dance show by the Egyptian Modern Dance Company based on Bahaa Taher's novel “Sunset Oasis”, directed by Sally Ahmed.
Makan
Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 02 2792 0878
Every Monday: (fixed event) Zikr and Sufi night.
Every Tuesday, 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm and reservations is canceled at 7.30pm): Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha present traditional music of the Nile Delta; Nubian Fadeka music and songs with Aragid, featuring Saleh Abbass and Farah Al-Masri; traditional Sudanese music and songs performed by Queen of Henna Settouna; Al-Jaafra music played by musicians from Aswan; Nass Makan (People from Makan) and Sanet perform traditional music from Eritrea.
Every Wednesday, 8pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher, featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sab.

Manasterly Palace
Umm Kolthoum Museum,1 Al-Malek Al-Saleh St, Al-Roda Island, Manial, Tel 02 2363 1467
Thurs 30, 8pm: Soiree band  concert.

Room Art Space
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel  01000 068 159 Thurs 23, 9pm: Estabena band performs a blend of songs from Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Spain, France, Italy, Lebanon and Syria. Sat 25, 9pm: The Rolled Up Sleeves band cover rock songs, some Pop and EDM songs with Rock twist and perform some of their original songs.

El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
River Hall Thurs 23, 8pm: Takh band features Ezz Shahwan and Yousra Al-Gendy performing light funny content on western melodies. Fri 24, 8pm: Ayamna Al-Helwa band (The good days) performs a collection of classical Egyptian songs in addition to the old Ismail Yassin and Mounir Mourad monologues and sketches conducted by maestro Mohamed Othman. Sat 25, 8pm: Poetry reciting by Mohamed Ibrahim and live singing by Adham Soliman. Sun 26, 8pm: Andromida the oldest rock band in Egypt performs two sessions of the internationally celebrated band Pink Floyd. Sun 26, 7.30pm: Iraqi composer and oud player Nasseer Shamma performs a number of his compositions. Mon 27, 7pm: Fabrica band performs live top Disney songs from several movies bringing back nostalgic feelings of childhood on Disney mania night. Thurs 30, 7pm: Al-Mawlawiya Al-Masriya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer Al-Toni in a repertoire of Sufi songs and dances.
Wisdom Hall Wed 29, 8.30pm: Ali El-Haggar performs selections of his Egyptian Arabic songs with his band.
ALEXANDRIA Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106 Thurs 23, 8pm: Celebrating Al-Mawled Al-Nabawy (The birth of Prophent Mohamed P.B.U.H), Al-Enshad Al-Dini Ensemble performs religious chants. Fri 24, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Songs performs classical Arab songs. Sat 25, 8pm: An evening with Alexandria Opera House String Orchestra. Sun 26, 8pm: The Oriental Percussions Ensemble, led by Said Al-Artist performs oriental compositions by El-Artist among others. Mon 27, 11am: Alexandria Opera House Children Choir concert. Wed 29, 8pm: The Alexandria Talents Development Centre's concert. Thurs 30, 8pm: “Meet the Grand Canal” opera from China.  
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Main Hall
Thurs 23, 7pm: Oriental jazz by Yehia Khalil and his band. Mon 27, 7pm: Bibliotheca Alexandrina Symphonic Orchestra performing dramatic music works by Rageh Dawoud, conducted by maestro Nayer Nagy and featuring soloists Hany El-Badry (Nay) Mahmoud Abdel Fatah (Oud) Mahmoud Amer (Qunon) Amir Awad (Piano) and flautist  Ines Abdel Dayem.
Tue 28, 7pm: Marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, a conert of folk songs will feature the singer Ibrahim Esbayhat (Palestine). Wed 29, 7pm: Tornado, Opera and Mediterranean Musical Breeze band features soloists: Mireille Banoub (Soprano), Haytham Hadhiri (Baritone), Mina Nabil (Piano).
Thurs 30, 7pm: Andromida the oldest rock band in Egypt performs two sessions of the internationally celebrated band Pink Floyd.

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