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Art Alert: Germany's Jacaranda Ensemble to perform in Cairo, Alexandria

The ensemble's two concerts in Egypt fall within their Arab World tour

Ahram Online , Monday 6 Feb 2017
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Jacaranda Ensemble (Photo: fragment from the Jacaranda Ensemble's promotional material)
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As part of their Arab World tour, Jacaranda Ensemble will give two concerts in Egypt, on Sunday 12 February at the Cairo Opera House and on Wednesday 15 February at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. 

Jacaranda Ensemble, which consists of five principal players from the Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra, creates a unique sound through an original blend of instruments.

The ensemble features Richard Mosthaf on didgeridoo and alpenhorn (alpine horn), Thomas Hoffmann on alpenhorn and French Horn, Sebastian Pietsch on saxophone, Thomas Ringleb on percussion and Matthias Dressler on marimba and percussion.

The ensemble notes on their website that the origins of the instruments they use are "often thousands of miles apart," yet "through a mixture of composed and improvised music [they manage to interweave them] into a musical tapestry.

Prior to their Egypt performances the ensemble will play in Muscat, Oman. They will complete their tour in Beirut, Lebanon.

Programme:
Sunday 12 February, 8pm
Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Wednesday 15 February, 7pm
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, great hall, Alexandria

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