American University in Cairo
New Cairo Campus
Malak Gabr Theatre
Thurs 1, 7-9pm: A caPop Choir is a semi-acapella group devoted to live performances of popular music from many traditions. This semester they present Broadway, Baby, a collection of songs from well-known musicals, such as Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserable, West Side Story and more. A caPop Choir was founded and directed by Nesma Mahgoub.
Wed 7, 7-9pm: Enjoy vocal performances by AUC’s eight music performance majors who sing in various genres ranging from opera, musical theatre, and traditional Arab to pop (Free and open to the public, Proof of vaccination is a must).
Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Thurs 1, 8pm: Wanas band, led by Tarek Abbass.
Fri 2, 8pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe performs religious chants.
Sun 4, 8pm: A concert features Bilal El-Sheikh and his band Sehr Al-Sharq (charm of the orient).
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865
Every Sunday, 7pm: 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, 7pm: “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 Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144
Sat 3, 8pm: “The Greatest Symphonies IV” concert by the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Hisham Gabr, features Egyptian flutist Ines Abdel-Daim and Finnish flutist Sami Junnonen performing F. Doppler's Concerto for Two Flutes and Orchestra and G. Mahler's Symphony No.5 in C-sharp minor.
Mon 5, 8pm: “An Evening in Tivoli” concert is performed by the Cairo Opera Orchestra, conducted by maestro Peter Ettrup Larsen and the Cairo Opera Ballet Company, in cooperation with embassy of Denmark in Cairo.
Tues 6 and Wed 7, 11am: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Ahmed El-Saedi and featuring pianist Don Louis Wetzel, together with A Cappella Choir present “Fantasia 2000 ” children concerts. They will perform works by the likes of Beethoven, Shostakovich, Elgar and Dukas.
Thurs 8, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Fri 2, 8pm: A concert of classical Arab songs features singer Ghada Alaabsy.
Sun 4, 8pm: The Egyptian Opera Groups for music, the cello group concert.
Tues 6, 8pm: Violin and piano recital by Yasser El-Serafy and Amir Awad.
Thurs 8, 8pm: Jazz concert by Yehia Khalil and his band.
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 1, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music ensemble performs classical Arab songs.
Fri 2, 8pm: Isis Orchestra.
Sat 3, 8pm: Awtar band features artist Marwa Abdel-Moneim.
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 and Wed, 7.30pm).
1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 2792 0878
a repertoire of traditional music of the Nile Delta, Al Jaafra music played by Arab Tribes from Aswan and Nass Makan band.
Every Wednesday, 9-10pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher ensemble featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sabah.
The Marquee-Cairo Festival City
Thurs 1 (12pm and 7pm), Sat 3 (3pm and 7pm): For the first time in Egypt the international SAMAJAM interactive music show. Music instruments for all: everyone receives a SAMAJAM music bag full of percussion instruments; kids and adults become collectively the active performing musician of the show; they play altogether more than 80% of the performance; music rhythms, musical theory, melodic scale, body percussion and fascinating beats from several countries.
Room Art Space & Café
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159
Thurs 1, 9pm: Shady Al-Qasseer jazz ensemble plays a crossover of modern, modal jazz and ethnic music adding a new dimension in jazz with rich harmonies and ethnic percussions to create a unique jazz experience.
Fri 2, 9pm: The monthly Open Mic Night.
Sat 3, 9pm: Mosad Ozil is an Egyptian singer, composer and music producer. He has his own original songs and some Arabic traditional songs with very unique and different music arrangements.
Thurs 8, 9pm: Arabic singing carries the authentic Egyptian identity in the midst of a group of beloved fans and friends performed by oud player Saad Eloud and his band.
The Spot mall, Infront of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo
Sun 4, 9pm: The Wannabe Comedians presents a stand-up comedy show.
Tues 6, 9pm: The Sound of Games new project brought talented musicians to perform the soundtrack of videogames in a new style and big scale.
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
(No entry without a mask and the hall will be open at only 25 percent audience capacity)
Thurs 1 and Fri 2 Dec, 7.30pm: The Elite Vol.8.
Wed 7, 7.30pm: Hewarat band.
Thurs 8, 7pm: “The Gray Man Tour” features singer Hany Adel.
Thurs 1, 6 and 8pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of Umm Kolthoum performing two of her much-loved songs: Aghdan Alkak (will I meet you tomorrow), and Amal Hayaty (hope of my life).
Thurs 8, 7.30pm: State of Harmony band.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 1, 8pm: Ala Mar Alagial (through generations) band.
Sun 4, 8pm: Violin and piano recital by Yasser El-Serafy and Amir Awad.
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Fri 2, 7pm: The Egyptian Mawlaweyah troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer El-Toni performs Sufi dances and chants.
Thurs 8, 10am: “Around the World in One Hour” a children concert performed by BA Orchestra, conducted by Nayer Nagui.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 1 December, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.