Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Fri 14, 8pm: A singing recital by Noran Abu-Taleb.
Sun 16, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble performs Abdel-Wahab songs.
Thurs 20, 8pm: Alharamlek troupe features singer Marwa Amr.
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.
Thurs 6, 7.30pm: Sayed Darwish Music Heritage troupe, conducted by maestro Mohamed Hassan Sayed Darwish in a repertoire of songs by late composer and singer Sayed Darwish.
Cairo Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144
Fri 14, 8pm: A Valentine’s Day concert features singer Hany Shaker in a programme of his highly sought-after love songs and conducted by maestro Mohamed Al-Mogui.
Sat 15, 8pm: Musician Emad Al-Sharouni.
Sun 16 and Mon 17, 8pm: A concert features pianist Omar Khairat, accompanied by the Cairo Opera Orchestra.
Wed 19, Thurs 20 (11am and 8pm), Fri 21, 8pm:TheRoyal National Ballet of Georgia artistically directed byGela Potskhishvili andMaia Kiknadze.
Thurs 13, 8pm: Guitar recital by Emad Hamdy.
Fri 14, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert.
Sun16, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Strings Orchestra in a concert, accompanied by the Cairo Opera soloists.
Wed 19, 8pm: A chamber music concert by Mohamed Hamdy.
Thurs 20, 8pm: Piano recital by people with special abilities (Japan).
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 6, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Sat 8, 8pm: A concert honours the memory of late composer Mohamed Almogui.
Thurs 13, 8pm: Forsan Al-Sharq for Heritage Company presents Shagaret Aldur performance.
Fri 14, 8pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dinitroupe in a repertoire of religious songs.
Thurs 20, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble performs classical Arab music and songs.
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).
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.
1 Al-Malek Al-Saleh St, Al-Roda Island, Manial, Tel 02 2363 1467
The International Music Centre
Fri 14, 8pm: Des Equilibres Ensemble - on the first days of its regional tour of the Middle East- will feature the Valentine’s Day concert.Three musicians, string instruments and pianos present works by French composers, classic and contemporary works, and celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven.
El Mastaba Centre for Egyptian Folk Music
30 A El-Balaqsa St, Abdeen, Downtown, Tel 011 50995354
Al Dammah Theatre for Free Arts
Thurs 13, 8pm: Authentic Nubian music byNuba Nour band.
Every Saturday, 8pm: (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.
Al-Manara International Convention Centre
Fri 14, 9pm:Richard Clayderman,the world most successful pianist noted by Guinness Book Of World Records, the prince of Romance, returns to Egypt after a sold out concert in 2016 with a very special anniversary concert celebrating 40 years of his formidable career where he sold over 150 million records and won 267 Gold and 70 platinum albums to his credit. Clayderman will be accompanied by the Royal Camerata of Romania, which is the Royal house orchestra under the auspices of Prince Radu of Romania.
Must Opera House
Al-Motamayez District, next to Dar Al Fouad Hospital, 6th of October City, Giza, Tel 01094444273/4/5 – 16828
Fri 14, 8pm: Singer Ali El-Haggar will feature the Valentine’s Day concert.
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 13, 7.30pm: Romance band features operatic singers.
Fri 14, 7pm: Black Theama band.
Sun 16, 7pm: Singer Ismail Sadek in a programme of classical Arab songs.
Wed 19, 7pm: Religious chanting by band.
Thurs 20, 8pm: Pianist Omar Khairat and his orchestra.
Mon 17, 7.30pm: Fabricaband.
Tues 18, 7pm: Guitar recital byChiara D'Odorico.
Wed 19, 7pm: Oriental music by Arabesque band.
Thurs 20, pm: “The Joker”, a stand-up comedy show by Walid Abul-Magd.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 13, 8pm: A concert of classical Arab songs, conducted by maestro Selim Sahab.
Fri 14, 8pm: A Valentine’s Day concert features singer Khaled Selim.
Sat 15, 8pm: Alexandria Talents Development Centre concert.
Tues 18, 8pm:Alexandria Opera Strings Orchestra in a concert, accompanied by the Cairo Opera soloists.
Thurs 20, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 13 February, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.