Pre-Tour concert by the Cairo Symphony Orchestra is not to be missed

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 28 Feb 2023

Victoria Kapralova and Fabian Hugli
Victoria Kapralova and Fabian Hugli


Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Fri 4, 8pm: Alharamlek troupe features Marwa Abdel-Moneim

Sun 5, 8pm: Umm Kolthoum songs performed by the Abdel-Halim Noweira Ensemble.

Thurs 9, 8pm: A concert features Fatemah Zidan and Oriental Mood.   



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

Fri 3, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert. 

Sat 4, 8pm: “Pre-Tour” concert will be performed by the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Ahmed El-Saedi featuring Fabian Hugli (clarinet), Victoria Kapralova (violoncello) in a programme of works by Rota and others.  

Tues 7, Wed 8, Thurs 9, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company, Orchestra and Choir perform excerpts from famous operas such as The Magic Flute, II Trovatore, and Tosca

Small Hall

Fri 3, 8pm: Harp recital by Mona Wassif

Mon 6, 8pm: Chamber music concert by Wessam Amin

Thurs 9, 8pm: Jazz concert by Yehia Khalil and his band.  



Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

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

Thurs 2, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.

Fri 3, 8pm: The Umm Kolthoum ensemble for Arab music, conducted by maestro Mohamed Abdel-Sattar honors the memory of composer Mohamed El-Mogui.  

Wed 8 and Thurs 9, 8pm: Forsan Al-Sharq for Heritage dance company presents Shagaret Al-Dore 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.


MUST Opera House

Misr University for Science and Technology, Al-Motamayez District, next to Dar Al Fouad Hospital, 6 October City, Giza, Tel 01094444273/4/5 

Thurs 9, 8pm: Super star singer Aly El-Haggar



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

Thurs 2, 9pm: Foxxy is a blues rock band based in Cairo, covering Jimi Hendrix, Gary Moore, Stevie Ray and more. 



Rawabet Art Space

3 Hussien El Meaamar St. ext. of Mahmoud Basiouny St, from Talaat Harb Square, Downtown

Sat 4, 8pm: A stand-up comedy night by Komedy Koshk.  



El Sawy Culturewheel

End of 26th of July St, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448 

River Hall

Sat 4, 8pm: Religious chanting by Sheikh Zein Mahmoud

Sun 5, 7.30pm: Ghenwa (song) band. 

Thurs 9. 8pm: Religious chanting by Mahmoud El Tohamy

Wisdom Hall

Thurs 2, 6 and 8pm: El Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of Umm Kolthoum performing two of her best songs. 

Fri 3, 4 and 8pm: A stand-up comedy show by Ali Qandil

Sat 4, 8pm: El Dor El Awal band. 

Word Hall

Thurs 9. 7.30pm: Piano recital by Kareem Gohar



Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC) 

AUC’s Tahrir Campus, Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 02 2615 2694/01280009077

Ewart Memorial Hall

Tues 7, 8pm (Free and open to the public): Commemorating International Women’s Day, the She Arts Orchestra, conducted by Isabella Ambrosini, will give a concert featuring Egyptian harpist Manal Mohie Eldeen, and Italian soprano Ginevra Rizzi.  



Zed Park

Horeya St, El-Sheikh Zayed 

Fri 3, 8pm: Sharmoofers’ caravan concert. 





Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

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

Thurs 2, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing.  

Fri 3, 8pm: Mahmoud Darwish and Konoz band.  

* A version of this article appears in print in the 2 March, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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