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PROGRAMME: 25th Arab Music Festival in Egypt

Concerts take place at the Cairo Opera House Great Hall, and Downtown's Arabic Music Institute

Ahram Online , Sunday 30 Oct 2016
25th Arab Music Festival
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Running between 31 October and 13 November, the 25th edition of Egypt’s Arab Music Festival will this year host over 50 musicians from Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, Morocco and Tunisia. 

All concerts start at 8pm unless otherwise noted. 

Monday 31 October

Great Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo
Opening ceremony featuring a documentary film celebrating the 25th anniversary of Egypt’s Arab Music Festival
Pianist Omar Khairat (Egypt)
Orchestra led by maestro Nayer Nagui
With Ali El-Haggar, Medhat Saleh, Riham Abd El-Hakeem and Amina Khairat (Egypt)

Tuesday 1 November

Great Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo
Ayat Farouk (Egypt)
Mohamed Assaf (Palestine)
Yasser Soliman (Egypt)
Riham Abd El-Hakeem (Egypt)
Orchestra led by maestro Mohamed El-Mougy

Arabic Music Institute, Downtown Cairo
Arabic Music Heritage Ensemble 
Nadia Mostafa (Egypt)
Orchestra led by maestro Farouk El-Bably

Wednesday 2 November

Great Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo
Sabreen El-Negily and Hossam Hosny (Egypt)
Mohamed Metwaly (Egypt)
Cellist Emad Ashour (Egypt)
Assi El-Hellany (Lebanon)
Orchestra led by maestro Abd El-Hameed Abd El-Ghaffar

Arabic Music Institute, Downtown Cairo
Mohamed Abou El-Hadeed (Egypt)
Sihr El-Sharq Troupe, Belal El-Sheikh (Egypt)

Thursday 3 November

Great Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo
Ibrahim Rashed (Egypt)
Shaimaa El-Helaly (Tunisia)
Amgad El-Aatafy (Egypt)
Oud player Mahmoud El-Gebaly (Egypt)
Eman El-Bahr Darwish (Egypt)
Orchestra led by maestro Mohamed El-Mougy

Arabic Music Institute, Downtown, Cairo
Oud players Dina Abd El-Hameed and Ghassan El-Youssef (Syria)
Mahmoud Darwish and his troupe (Egypt)

Friday 4 November

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

Arabic Music Institute, Downtown, Cairo
Inshad by Mohamed Abd El-Hameed, Mohamed Abd El-Tawwab, Hossam Saqr and Tarek Fouad (Egypt)
Orchestra led by maestro Alaa Abd El-Salam
Ikhwa Abou Shaar Troupe (Egypt)

Saturday 5 November

Great Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo
Maqamat troupe (Tunisia)
Violinist Hassan Sharara (Egypt)
Nehad Fathy (Egypt)
Hany Amer (Egypt)
Karima El-Seqally (Morocco)
Abdo Sherif (Morocco)
Abd El-Halim Nowera Ensemble for Arab Music, led by maestro Salah Ghobashi

Arabic Music Institute, Downtown Cairo
Arab Takht Troupe, led by Yasser Moawad (Egypt)

Sunday 6 November

Great Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo
Violinist Jihad ‘Aql (Lebanon)
Fouad Zabady (Morocco)
Nedaa Sharara (Jordan)
Mohamed El-Helw (Egypt)
Orchestra led by maestro Hisham Nabawy

Arabic Music Institute, Downtown Cairo
Maqamat Troupe (Tunisia)
Said Othman (Egypt)

Monday 7 November

Great Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo
Yasser Said (Egypt)
Agfan (Egypt)
Oud player Naseer Shama (Iraq)
Pianist Ahmed El-Naggar (Egypt)
Marwan Khoury (Lebanon)
Orchestra led by maestro Mostafa Helmy

Arabic Music Institute, Downtown Cairo
Cairo Opera Children Choir, led by maestro Mohamed Qotb (Egypt) * This concert starts at 6pm
Ahmed Shama (Iraq)

Tuesday 8 November

Great Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo
Sanaa Moussa (Palestine)
Violinist Mohamed Srour (Egypt)
Eman Abd El-Ghany (Egypt)
Mohamed Mohsen (Egypt)
Qanoun player Maged Srour (Egypt), the National Arab Music Ensemble, led by maestro Hazem El-Qasabgy
Ghada Ragab (Egypt), orchestra led by maestro Reda Ragab

Arabic Music Institute, Downtown Cairo
Ali El-Helbawy (Egypt)
Ibrahim Farouk (Egypt)

Wednesday 9 November

Great Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo
Rehab Omar (Egypt)
Ibrahim El-Hefnawy (Egypt)
Marwa Nagy (Egypt)
Pianist Amr Selim (Egypt)
Medhat Saleh (Egypt)
Abd El-Halim Nowera Ensemble for Arab Music, led by maestro Salah Ghobashi

Arabic Music Institute, Downtown Cairo
Umm Kalthoum Ensemble, led by maestro Medhat Abd El-Samee’

Thursday 10 November

Great Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo
Emad El-Sharouny (Egypt)
Ahmed Effat (Egypt)
Hany Shaker (Egypt)
Orchestra led by maestro Ibrahim El-Mougy

Arabic Music Institute, Downtown, Cairo
Sodasi Sharara Troupe, led by maestro Hassam Sharara

Friday 11 November

Great Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo
Qanoun player Forat Qadouri (Iraq)
Ghada Adam (Egypt)
Mohamed El-Khouly (Egypt)
Samia Baalbaki (Lebanon)
Safwan Bahlawan (Syria)
Orchestra led by maestro Ahmed Amer

Saturday 12 November

Great Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo
Cairo Symphony Orchestra revisits composiitons by Sayed Darwish and Mayas El-Yamani
With Mohsen Farouk (Egypt), Meyas El-Yamani (Syria) and Fadia El-Hajj (Syria), orchestra led by maestro Mohamed Saad Basha
Ali El-Haggar (Egypt), accompanied by Orchestra El-Nil led by maestro Mohamed Saad Basha

Arabic Music Institute, Downtown Cairo
Qanoun player Forat Qadouri (Iraq)
Iman Abd El-Ghany (Egypt)

Sunday 13 November

Great Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo
Closing, awards ceremony
May Farouk (Egypt)
Asala (Syria)
Orchestra led by maestro Said Kamal

Addresses: 
Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo
Arabic Music Institute, 22 Ramses St, Downtown Cairo

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