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PROGRAMME: 24th Arab Music Festival

This year's edition celebrates Arabic music across Egypt

Ahram Online , Friday 30 Oct 2015
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Egyptian singer Angham is scheduled to deliver a concert as part of this year's Arab Music Festival. (Photo: fragment from the festival's promotional material)
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Running between 1 and 13 November, the 24th edition of Egypt’s Arab Music Festival hosts 61 musicians from 13 Arab countries.

All events start at 8 pm.

Sunday 1 November

Great Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo
Opening Ceremony will celebrate the memory of late Egyptian poet Abd El-Rahman El-Abnoudy with singers Ali El-Haggar, Nadia Mostafa, and an array of Egyptian musicians
Orchestra led by maestro Mostafa Helmy

Arabic Music Institute, Downtown, Cairo
Inshad troupe
Orchestra led by maestro Alaa Abd El-Salam

Sayed Darwish Theatre, Alexandria Opera House, Alexandria
Pianist Amro Selim (Egypt)
Medhat Saleh (Egypt)
Abd El-Halim Nowera Ensemble for Arab Music, led by maestro Salah Ghobashi

Monday 2 November

Great Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo
Compositions by musician Salah El-Sharnouby
Shando (Egypt)
Ramy Sabry (Egypt)
Samira Said (Morocco)
Orchestra led by maestro Mostafa Helmy

Tuesday 3 November

Great Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo
Balqees (Yemen)
Ahmed Gamal (Egypt)
Saber El-Robaei (Tunisia)
Orchestra led by maestro Hany Farahat

Arabic Music Institute, Downtown, Cairo
Sodasi Sharara troupe
Orchestra led by maestro Hassan Sharara

Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour
Inshad troupe
Orchestra led by maestro Alaa Abd El-Salam

Wednesday 4 November

Great Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo
Iraqi soloist Ferat Qadoury (qanoun), accompanied by his troupe
Marwa Nagi (Egypt)
Safwan Bahlawan (Syria)
Abd El-Halim Nowera Ensemble for Arab Music, led by maestro Salah Ghobashi

Arabic Music Institute, Downtown, Cairo
Hussain Aseeri (Bahrain)
The Arabic Music Heritage Ensemble led by maestro Mohamed Ismail El-Mougy
Mohamed Mohsen (Egypt)

Thursday 5 November

Great Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo
Iman Abd El-Ghani (Egypt)
Egyptian soloist Maged Srour (qanoun)
Carmen Soliman (Egypt)
‘F Hob Masr’ by Cairo Opera Children’s Choir
Hany Shaker (Egypt)
Orchestra led by maestro Ahmed Amer

Arabic Music Institute, Downtown, Cairo
Ayat Farouk (Egypt)
Nadia Mostafa (Egypt)
The National Arab Music Ensemble, led by maestro Hazem El Qasabgi

Sayed Darwish Theatre, Alexandria Opera House, Alexandria
Rehab Motawaa (Egypt)
Moneera Hamdy (Tunisia)
Fouad Zabadi (Morocco)
Orchestra led by maestro Hisham Nabawi

Damanhour Opera House,Damanhour
Mohamed Helou (Egypt)
Alexandria Opera Ensemble for Music and Arab Singing, led by maestro Abd El-Hameed Abd El-Ghaffar

Friday 6 November

Great Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo
Riham Abd El-Hakeem (Egypt)
Egyptian soloist Mamdouh El-Gebaly (oud)
Ali El-Haggar (Egypt)
Orchestra led by maestro Mohamed Ismail El-Mougy

Sayed Darwish Theatre, Alexandria Opera House, Alexandria
Qanoun player Maged Srour (Egypt)
Mohamed Helou (Egypt)
Alexandria Opera Ensemble for Music and Arab Singing, led by maestro Abd El-Hameed Abd El-Ghaffar

Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour
Nadia Mostafa (Egypt)
The National Arab Music Ensemble, led by maestro Hazem El Qasabgi

Saturday 7 November

Great Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo
Cairo Symphonic Orchestra presents compositions by musicians Marcel Khalife and Gamal Salama

Sunday 8 November

Great Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo
Tamer Abd El-Nabi (Egypt)
Omneyya (Morocco)
Saadoun Gaber (Iraq)
Egyptian soloist Amro Selim (piano)
Medhat Saleh (Egypt)
Abd El-Halim Nowera Ensemble for Arab Music, led by maestro Salah Ghobashi

Arabic Music Institute, Downtown, Cairo
Rehab Motawae (Egypt)
Moneera Hamdy (Tunisia)
Fouad Zabady (Morocco)
Orchestra led by maestro Hisham Nabawi

Sayed Darwish Theatre, Alexandria Opera House, Alexandria
Nadia Mostafa (Egypt)
The National Arab Music Ensemble, led by maestro Hazem El Qasabgi

Monday 9 November

Great Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo
Mohamed Asaf (Palestine)
Angham (Egypt)
Orchestra led by maestro Hany Farahat

Thursday 12 November

Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour
Hany Shaker (Egypt)
Abd El-Halim Nowera Ensemble for Arab Music, led by maestro Ahmed Amer

Friday 13 November

Sayed Darwish Theatre, Alexandria Opera House, Alexandria
Safwan Bahlawan (Syria)
Abd El-Halim Nowera Ensemble for Arab Music, led by maestro Salah Ghobashi

Addresses:

Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo
Arabic Music Institute, 22 Ramses Street, Downtown, Cairo
Sayed Darwish Theatre (Alexandria Opera House), Mahatet El-Raml, Alexandria
Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour, El-Beheira

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