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Art Alert: Renowned Egyptian musician Omar Khairat in two concerts in early July

Ahram Online , Tuesday 18 Jun 2019
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Renowned Egyptian pianist and composer Omar Khairat and his orchestra will be holding a number of concerts in Cairo this summer, including two at the Cairo Opera House on 2 and 3 July.

One of the most popular contemporary composers in the region, Khairat has composed the scores for over 50 Egyptian films, including The Sixth Day (1984), The Terrorist (1993), Mafia (2002), Girl's Love (2003), The Embassy in the Building (2005) and Deer's Blood (2006).

In television, his memorable works include Lailat El-Qabd Ala Fatma (1984) and Dameer Abla Hekmat (1991).

Khairat, 70, also composes music for theatre and special ceremonies, such as the opening of important Egyptian and regional cultural festivals.

Khairat has also arranged compositions by celebrated Egyptian musician Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, releasing them as Wahabiat 1 and 2. His arrangements of Oum Kalthoum’s songs have also brought him acclaim.

Programme:
Tuesday 2 July, Wednesday 3 July at 8pm
Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek

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