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Art Alert: Horus Ensemble to perform on period instruments in Cairo

Horus Ensemble consists of German and Egyptian musicians

Ahram Online , Thursday 22 Feb 2018
Horus Ensemble
Horus Ensemble artwork (Photo: Horus Ensemble website)
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On Friday 2 March the Horus Ensemble will perform music on period instruments at the Cairo Opera House.

Dubbed Gems of the Classical Age (Gemme dell'Epoca Classica), the concert will include works by Franz Danzi (1763-1826), Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) and Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868).

The Horus Ensemble was founded in 2002 by violinist Basma Abdel-Rahim and her husband cellist Kamel Salah Eldin, both Egyptian musicians based in Frankfurt, Germany.

Named after the Ancient Egyptian god Horus, the ensemble consists of musicians who either perform on period instruments or are  historically informed musicians: Basma Abdel-Rahim (violin), Ludwig Hampe (viola), Kamel Salah Eldin (cello), Alfredo Bernardini (oboe) and Alberto Grazzi (bassoon). All are members of the Frankfurt Opera Orchestra.


Friday 2 March, 8pm

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

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