Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Thurs 17 & Fri 18, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company in a musical gala concert.
Sat 19, 8pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe in a repertoire of religious songs.
Sun 20, 8pm: Abdel-Wahab songs performed by the National Arab Music Ensemble.
Thurs 24, 8pm: Singer Radwa Said performs classical Arab songs.
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865
Every Sunday, 7.30pm: The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai, performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.
Every Friday, 7.30pm: “Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel” (The Shadow Puppet), a free public performance by clowns in Al-Muaaz Street, presented by Wamda and directed by Nabil Bahgat.
Cairo Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144
Thurs 17 and Fri 18, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Orchestra, conducted by Mohamed Saad Basha, and the Cairo Opera Ballet Company, directed by Erminia Kamel present Cleopatra ballet.
Music by Mohamed Saad Basha, choreography by José Perez, assistant choreographer René de Cárdenas, lighting design by Yasser Shaalan, set design by Mohamed El Gharabawy, and costume design by Manuela Scerri.
Sat 19, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro AhmedEl-Saedi and featuringSoprano Dina Iskander, Baritone
Reda El-Wakil presentsBrahms’s "Ein Deutsches Requiem" for Soloists, Choir and Orchestra, Op.45, Potsdamer Oratorien Choir/A Cappella Choir, Choir masters: Johannes Lang and Maya Gvineria.
Sun 20 and Mon 21, 8pm: Pianist Omar Khairat and his Orchestra.
Thurs 24, Fri 25, Sat 26, 8pm: Tango LegendsCompany (Argentina).
Thurs 17, 8pm: Religious chanting by Abu-Shaartroupe from Syria.
Fri 18, 8pm:Sweet Sound band, led by Mounir Nasreddin.
Thurs 24, 8pm: Percussionist Nesma Abdel-Azizperforms on marimba, accompanied by her band.
Thurs 17 and Fri 18, 8pm: Oriental jazz by Yehia Khalil and his band.
Sun 20, 8pm: Manila Triofor Music and Singing (Philippines).
Tues 22, 8pm: A chamber music concert by Mahmoud Osman.
Thurs 24, 8pm:Mexican musician, composer, producer and artistic director of the Agustin Solo Orchestra, the Mexican Bolero Orchestra Rodrigo de la Cadena and his band.
Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St and Al-Azhar St, Tel 02 2514 7475
Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music
(Performances every Sat, Mon, and Wed, 7.30pm).
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 17 and Fri 18, 8pm: The Modern Dance Theatre Company presents Devil’s Hope performance.
Sat 19, 8pm: Singer Rehab Omar in a concert of classical Arab songs.
Italian Cultural Institute
3 El-Sheikh El Marsafy St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 5423/2735 8791
Tues 22, 6pm: Piano recital by Italian maestro Gaia Palesati.
Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 02 2792 0878
Every Monday, 9pm: (fixed event) Zikr and Sufi night.
Every Tuesday, 9pm (doors open at 8.30pm and reservations is canceled at 7.30pm): Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha present traditional music of the Nile Delta; Nubian Fadeka music and songs with Aragid, featuring Saleh Abbass and Farah Al-Masri; traditional Sudanese music and songs performed by Queen of Henna Settouna; Al-Jaafra music played by musicians from Aswan; Nass Makan (People from Makan) and Sanet perform traditional music from Eritrea.
Every Wednesday, 8pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher, featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sab.
El Mastaba Centre for Egyptian Folk Music
30 A El-Balaqsa St, Abdeen, Downtown, Tel 011 50995354
Al Dammah Theatre for Free Arts
Every Saturday, 9pm: (fixed event) Asyad Al-Zar (The Zar Masters) band. The Zar Masters band is comprised of some of the few remaining Egyptian and Sudanese Zar performers playing Tanbura, Toza
(small 2 sides percussion) Mangour, (a wide belt of goat hooves worn around the hips), Marakesh (hand-held rattles) and the tambourine.
Room Art Space
The new branch of Room Art Space hosts live music shows on a daily basis. Room’s new branch is located in The Spot mall in front of AUC gate on 4,370 square metres with indoor and outdoor areas where live music events and concerts are featured on a daily bases, hosting up to 400 guests per event, and its open from 9am till after midnight.
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
Thurs 17, 7pm: A singing recital by Ziad Salem.
Fri 18, 7.30pm: A concert of Enshad Dini (religious chanting) features Sheikh Ihab Younis.
Sat 19, 6pm: A singing recital by Omnia Hassan.
Sun 20, 8pm: Radio Yemen international band based in Cairo performs traditional Yemeni music of different times and regions as well as traditional Egyptian and khaligimusic.
Wed 23, 7.30pm: Flamenco and Western music by Pan Beats band.
Thurs 17, 7pm: The Egyptian Mawlawiya Troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer Al-Toni performs Sufi dances and songs.
Fri 18, 7pm: A stand-up comedy show by Ali Qandil.
Sat 19, 7pm: A singing recital by Amr Hassan.
Mon 21 and Tues 22, 7.30pm: Cairokee band.
Wed 23, 7.30pm: Classical Arab music performed by Arab Taqasim band, conducted by Mohamed Khairy.
Thurs 24, 8pm: Sufi and religious chanting by Wael Alfashny.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 17, 8pm: Ala Mar Al-Agyalband in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Fri 18, 8pm: The Oriental Rhythmstroupe features Said Al-Artiston tabla.
Sun 20, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing.
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
BACC Small Hall
Sat 19, 7pm: Piano recital by Amir Awad.
Sun 20, 7pm: “Theophanes, the Greek” concert presents music composed by Savvas Karatzias for Choir and Chamber Orchestra.
Tues 22, 7pm: Mexican musicianRodrigo de la Cadena and his band.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 17 October, 2019 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.