Don’t miss the concerts of Italy’s Balletto di Milano ballet company at the Cairo Opera House

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 24 Jan 2023

Balletto di Milano
Balletto di Milano


Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Sun 29, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.  

Austrian Cultural Forum
1103 Cornishe El-Nile, Garden City, Cairo
Tues 31, 7pm: Harmonic violin and energetic cello tunes accompanied by playful oud sounds - five musicians will take you on a journey through classical music with elements by the queen of Arabic instruments: the oud. Cross-cultural quintet, led by the Austrian violinist Marianne Brandstettner will feature Laura Virtanen (violin), Rasha Yehia (viola), Shady Hanna (cello), and Khaled Kamel (oud).
String quartet: Haydn Streichquartett in d Moll op.76 No.2 "Quinten", Mozart Divertimento in D - Dur KV 136, Anton von Webern Slow Movement. String quartet and oud: Schön Rosmarin - Fritz Kreisler, Am Ahmed - Omar Khairat, Abdel-Qader - Omar Khairat, variations on an old Egyptian folk song Bafta Hindi - Wael Sedky.

Beit Al-Seheimi 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
Main Hall
Thurs 26 and Fri 27, 8pm: Balletto di Milano ballet company (Italy), artistically directed by Carlo Pesta, performs Carmen and Tango ballets.
Sat 28, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Ahmed El-Saedi will present “Great Symphonies VI” concert featuring flautist Mina Ghobrial and harpist Anais Gaudemard. The repertoire will include compositions by Brahms, Mozart and Rachmaninov.      
Thurs 2, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.   
Small Hall
Thurs 26, 8pm: Singing recital by Hannan Mady.
Fri 27, 8pm: Hazem Shahin ensemble.
Tues 31, 8pm: Harp group concert.
Thurs 2 and Fri 3, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company performs The Telephone opera.

Al-Gumhouriya Theatre
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 26 and Fri 27, 8pm: A contemporary dance show by the Egyptian Modern Dance Theatre company.  
Thurs 2 and Fri 3, 8pm: Forsan Al-Sharq for Heritage company performs Hatshepsut dance performance.  

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 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.

Room Art Space & Café 10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159
Thurs 26, 9pm: Teryola band is bringing you a unique concert titled “Meditation”, enjoy the trio’s original compositions.
Fri 27, 9pm: DarQube band in a rock night.
Sat 28, 9pm: Acoustic duo Nadin Al-Khalidi and Tarek Abdel-Qawi
is formed overseas by the Sweden based-Iraqi/Egyptian vocalist Nadin Al Khalidi and Egyptian guitarist Tarek Abdel-Qawi. The duo’s stripped-down compositions are lined with storytelling, and are often inspired by traditional Iraqi tunes, performed here in this concert on Algerian mandole, acoustic and electric guitar.
Thurs 2, 9pm: Tareeq band are playing different genres mixing music (oriental and western) and cover songs and originals.
The Spot mall, Infront of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo
Sat 28, 9pm: Stand-up comedy show by Hamza Bahaa.
Sun 29, 9pm: “Laugh About Fathers” stand-up comedy features comedians: Hamdy, Mark Fanous, Saleh Sayem, and Mina Selim.
Mon 30, 9pm: Enter the Saint Mercy universe with a stripped down, intense and intimate live set featuring beloved hits such as "The Game" and "Running", as well as an assortment of unreleased pieces for an exclusive first performance at Room Art Space.
Tues 31, 9pm: A concert features Walad and Mahib playing electronic music with a shaaby twist.

El-Sawy Culturewheel 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)
River Hall
Thurs 26, 8pm: “A Night for the Love of Ahmed El-Haggar” concert honors the memory of singer and oud player Ahmed El-Haggar features his brother superstar singer Ali El-Haggar and his son singer Ahmed Ali El-Haggar.
Fri 27, 8pm: Tablet El-Set band.  
Wisdom Hall
Thurs 26, 8pm: A concert features singer Ali El-Helbawi.
Fri 27, 7pm: A concert by El Kayan band, led by Azmy.
Wed 1 Feb, 7.30pm: Religious chanting by munshid (religious chanter) Mustafa Atef.
Thurs 2, 6 and 8pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of Umm Kolthoum performing two of her highly sought-after songs.



Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Fri 27, 8pm: Sout Al Bahr (sound of the sea) ensemble features Mohamed Metwally.  
Mon 30, 8pm: Alexandria’s Talents Development Centre concert.   
Wed 1 Feb, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Strings Orchestra.
Thurs 2, 8pm: A concert by Umm Kolthoum troupe for classical Arab songs.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Main Hall
Sat 28, 7pm: The BA Orchestra, conducted by maestro Nayer Nagui,
will perform Rageh Dawoud’s dramatical works, with the participation of flautist Ines Abdel-Daim.  
Thurs 2, 7pm (Free entry): A concert of Italian music by Erasmus Orchestra, conducted by maestro Elio Orciuolo, composed of young European musicians and young Egyptian soloists and musicians such as violinist Mariam Abou-Zahra.

*A version of this article appears in print in the 26 January, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.


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