Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Egypt – Music and dance – Al-Ahram Weekly

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is back in Egypt after 71 years to give concerts on the occasion of the opening of the new opera house of the New Administrative Capital

The new opera house in the new administrative capital

The City of Arts and Culture in the new Egyptian administrative capital
Concert hall
Sat 20 (by invitation) and Sun 21 (tickets available), 7:30 p.m .: The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, led by the world-famous 80-year-old Italian maestro Riccardo muti, will give a landmark concert on the occasion of the opening of the concert hall of the new opera house in the new administrative capital. The concert was added to the loaded global schedule of one of the best orchestras in the world.

The legendary orchestra will perform a repertoire comprising Franz SchubertSymphony n ° 4 in C minor, D 417, “The tragic”, Adagio molto – Allegro vivace, Andante, Menuetto Allegro vivace – Trio, Allegro, Igor Stravinsky‘s Divertimento, Suite from the Ballet “Le Baiser de la Fée”. Intermission followed by Félix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy‘s
Symphony No.4 in A major, op. 90, “Italian”, Allegro vivace,
Andante con moto, Con moto moderato and Saltarello: Presto.

The Vienna Philharmonic, founded in 1842, is considered one of the

the world’s largest orchestras, last performed in Egypt in 1950, sold out in Cairo and Alexandria.

American University in Cairo

Al-Sheikh Rihan Street, next to Tahrir Square, tel. 2615 2694/01280009077

Ewart Memorial

Thursday 18, 8 p.m .: AUC student soloists will present the AUC Concerto Aria Third Biennial Concert. They will perform concerto movements and arias with professional orchestral accompaniment under the direction of Jean Baboukis, music teacher at AUC. (All concerts are free and open to the public. Due to Covid-19, places are limited and people will be seated on a first come, first served basis).

Arab Music Institute

22 rue Ramsis, Tel 02 2574 3373

Thursday 18 and Fri 19, 8 p.m .: The Cairo Opera Company gives two concerts.

Beit Al-Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865
Every Sunday, 7 p.m .: La Troupe du Nil pour Instruments Folkloriques, directed by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai, performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.
Every Friday at 7 pm: “Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel” (The Shadow Puppet), a free public clown show in Al-Muaaz Street, presented by Wamda and led by Nabil Bahgat.

Cairo opera house

Gezira Exhibition Center, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, ticket office 02 2739 0132/0144

Main hall

Thursday 18 and Fri 19, 8 p.m .: The Swan Lake the ballet is played by St. Petersburg Ballet Company from Russia, artistic director Ploom Anton and led by Lomachenkovn Anastasia.

Sun 21 and Mon 22, 8 p.m .: pianist Omar Khairat and his orchestra.

Open air theater

Thursday 18, 8 p.m .: Mounib group characteristics Khaled Mounib.

Fri 19, 8 p.m .: Percussionist Nesma Abdel Aziz and his group.

Sun 21, 8 p.m .: A performance by the Faculty of Fine Arts.

Tue 23, 8 p.m .: Concert by the Music Institute of the Conservatory.

Small room

Sun 21, 8 p.m .: A concert given by the Cairo Opera groups for chamber music.

Wed 24, 8 p.m .: Oriental jazz by Yehia Khalil and his gang.

Al-Gumhouriya Theater

12 Al-Gumhouriya Street, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707

Thursday 18 and Fri 19, 8 p.m .: Frida performance by the Modern Egyptian Dance theater company.

Thursday 25, 8 p.m .: Piano recital by Karim Gohar.

Al-Ghouri Caravan
Mohamed Abdou Street, next to Al-Muaaz and Al-Azhar streets, Tel 02 2514 7475
Al Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to Sufi music
(Performances every Saturday and Wednesday at 7 p.m.).

Italian cultural institute

The 4th Breaking Walls Festival (November 1-30)

The annual Breaking Walls Festival features site-specific performances and a showcase of dance films, including dance, theater, art and music.

This festival goes beyond the conventional by bringing together performances and theatrical experiences to people. Buildings and public spaces in Cairo that would normally be inaccessible or simply have a different function in our social environment, now become the ambassadors of this festival.

A ten-day in situ festival in Cairo featuring dance, theater, visual arts and music represented by professional and emerging artists.

Among the artists participating in the festival Nermin Habib, Egyptian artist, contemporary dancer and choreographer with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and member of the International Dance Council. Claudio Curciotti is an electronic music producer, author of sound documentaries and podcasts, born in Rome in 1980 to a family of musicians and luthiers. Egyptian oud player Aly Eissa collaborated with dozens of musicians from the independent music scene in Cairo. As a virtuoso of the oud, he was mentored by the legendary Abdo Dagher and Hazem Shahin. Showcasing her diverse musical influences, Eissa’s compositions create versatile and meditative atmospheres throughout the musical experience. (Festival events take place in several locations).


1 rue Saad Zaghloul, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel. 2792 0878

Every Tuesday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Mawawil includes singers Hend and Sara in a repertoire of traditional music from the Nile delta, Al Jaafra music played by the Arab tribes of Aswan and Nass makan bandaged.

Every Wednesday, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m .: Zar music and songs by Mazaher together with Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sabah.

Art Space & Café room
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159

Thursday 18, 9 p.m .: Enjoy a bewitching Billie Eillish tribute evening with some of the wonderful tunes full of dance and music from the one and only Billie Eillish.

fri 19, 8 pm: Open mic Night.

sat 20, 9 p.m: Egybadour The group takes you on a musical journey from east to west, instrumental music and songs from Egypt, France, Italy and Spain in addition to their own original tracks.

Sun 21, 8 p.m .: Karaoke evening.

Thursday 25, 9 p.m .: Oud recital by Saad El Oud.

The Spot Shopping Center, across from AUC Gate 4, New Cairo

fri 19, 9 pm: Modern and classical Arabic pop song event with voice finalist, singer and songwriter Khaled helmy.

Sat 20, 9 p.m .: Rock music by Zealous bandaged.

Mon 22, 9 pm: Egyptian funk rock band JIGGY honors James Brown, Jimi Hendrix and more.

Tue 23, 9 p.m .: Sauce Train perform your favorite Pink Floyd tracks.

El-Sawy’s Cultural Wheel
End of July 26 St, under the May 15 bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448

(No entry without a mask and the room will be open to only 25% of its capacity)

River room

Thursday 18, 7:30 p.m .: Ensemble of female artists Al Set Tablet.

Fri 19, 16 & 20: A comedy show by Ali Qadil.

sat 20, 7 p.m .: The Egyptian Mawlawiya troop, led by the Sufi cantor Amer El-Toni performs Sufi songs and dances.

Sun 21, 6:30 p.m .: Kurdan group, led by maestro Ali al mansy, plays all types of music, especially oriental music as well as various covers from the 80s and 90s.

Mar 23, 7:30 p.m .: A singing recital by Mohamed hesham.

Wed 24, 7:30 p.m .: Singer Ramy Aboul Fotouh performs classical Arabic songs.

Thursday 25-Mon 29, 8 p.m .: The Sinatras group pays homage to Frank Sinatra performing his songs.

Hall of Wisdom

Thursday 18, 7:30 p.m .: A concert with the singer Somaya darwich.

Fri19, 7:30 p.m .: A singing recital by Wael Al-Fashny, who performs the ballad distinctly as in his father’s country at Nag Bartbat, Menia. He improvised the method and coordinated it with the composition and music of Tamer Karawan to create his unique style.

Thursday 25, 6.30 p.m .: El Sawy Culturewheel is organizing the 19th edition of Chocolate Festival.

Zamalek Theater

The Armed Forces Officers Club, Zamalek, Tel 01101153105

Thursday 18, 19h: Hawas bandaged.

Sat 20, 7 p.m .: A concert features the Tunisian singer, songwriter and dancer Ghalia Benali.

Thursday 25, 7 p.m .: Singer Mohamed Said.


Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theater)

Fouad Street, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106

Thursday 18, 8 p.m .: Alexandria Opera Company for Arabic music and song.

sat 20, 8 p.m .: On Swan Lake the ballet is played by St. Petersburg Ballet Company from Russia, artistic director Ploom Anton and led by Lomachenkovn Anastasia.

Sun 21, 8 p.m .: Alexandria Talent Development Center concert.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999

Small room

Tue 23, 7 p.m .: Piano, guitar and violin recitals by BA School of Arts.

Main hall

Fri 26 and Sat 27, 7 p.m .: In collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Alexandria, BA Orchestra, BA Choir, and BA Children’s choir will perform Georges Bizet Carmen opera in concert, conducted by maestro Nayer Nagui and led by Manuel Schmitt.

French Cultural Institute

30 Al Nabi Danial St, Mahatet Misr, Alexandria, Tel 033913435/03 3918952

Thursday 18, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m .: The Alexandrian Heritage Days program, Karagoz and Kachkelyouz the show is performed by Hossam El-Cherif.

A comedy inspired by the traditional Egyptian karagoz puppet show. The performance has all the tricks you would expect from Karagoz, as well as mime that adds a contemporary twist as it explores the emotions of love and loss.

* A print version of this article appears in the November 18, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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