Don’t miss the concert of the Austrian Duo Sonoma at the Cairo Opera House

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 28 Nov 2023

Austrian Duo Sonoma Mira and Sara Gregoric
Austrian Duo Sonoma Mira and Sara Gregoric


Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373 

Thurs 30, 8pm: Azz Al-Nass (the dearest people) group for Arab music and singing.  

Thurs 7, 8pm: Nogoum Masriya band features Mustafa Mahdy.



American University in Cairo

New Cairo 

Malak Gabr Art Theater

Sun 3, 7pm (Free and open to the public): Chamber music singers perform vocal jazz and spirituals, medieval chant and motet, contemporary art songs and a lot of other good tunes performed by AUC's premier student choir and directed by John Baboukis

Mon 4, 7pm (Free and open to the public): Music inspired by technological and musical experimentation performed by the first-ever AUC Laptop Ensemble, led by David Rafferty, professor of music technology. 

Wed 6, 7pm (Free and open to the public): Performances by AUC students, students enrolled in Individual Lessons in Voice or an Instrument (MUSC 1800) or Individual Lessons for Piano Proficiency (MUSC 2850) are featured in this end-of-semester recital. 

Thurs 7, 7pm (Free and open to the public): Arab music night features the AUC’s Arab Music Ensemble and AUC Cairo Arab Choir in the AUC concert series. The concert is directed by Alaa Abdel-Salam and Wael El- Mahallawy.

Beit Al-Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865
Every Sunday, 8pm: The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.
Every Friday, 8pm: “Alaragouz 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

Main Hall

Thurs 30, 8pm: A concert of classical Arab songs by the Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music ensemble.

Sat 2, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.

Mon 4, 8pm: Celebration of the centenary of Greek opera singer Maria Callas by the Cairo Opera Orchestra, conducted by maestro Nayeir Nagy, in collaboration with the embassy of Greece.  

Small Hall

Thurs 30, 8pm: A concert of classic music by captivating Austrian Duo Sonoma - Mira and Sara Gregorič. Austrian sisters Mira Gregorič on violin and Sara Gregorič on guitar form the Duo Sonoma. Together, they weave a seamless tapestry of classical music, tango, jazz improvisation, folk melodies, contemporary and new music. Drawing from their diverse backgrounds in rhythmic, classical and jazz studies they craft a unique and extraordinary synthesis of sounds.

Fri 1 Dec, 8pm: Cairo Café band, led by Ali Sharaf.  



Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707 

Thurs 30, 8pm: Gawharet Alsharq (gem of the orient) for classical Arab music and singing. 

Sun 3 Dec, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage ensemble.

Thurs 7, 8pm: A concert of songs composed by the late Mohamed El-Mogui.    



Al-Ghouri Caravansary 
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 and Wed, 7.30pm)




1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 2792 0878 

Every Tuesday, 8pm: Mawawil features vocalists Hend and Sara in a repertoire of traditional music of the Nile Delta, Al Jaafra music played by Arab Tribes from Aswan and Nass Makan band.

Every Wednesday, 8pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher ensemble featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sabah.



Room Art Space & Café
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159

Thurs 30, 8pm: A group of girls who met in a larger music ensemble, Blue Iris is all about the chill cozy vibes of good friends who come together for the love of music. 

Sat 2 Dec, 8pm: The Gypsy Jazz Project presents an extraordinary mixture of Up-swinging, Waltzy and sometimes quite tranquil and ballad-ish music.
Thurs 7, 8pm: Articaria is unique entertainment show that satisfies audience with tunes and laughs.  

The Spot Mall, infront of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo

Thurs 30 and Thurs 7, 9pm: Karaoke night.

Sun 3, 9pm: Get ready for a night of non-stop giggles and belly laughs at Laughter Party Vol 6 by Kaju

Mon 4, 9pm: A concert by Strawberry Swing, the first acknowledged Coldplay tribute band in the middle east.

Tues 5, 9pm: Brooklyn Babies is a Lana Del Rey tribute band that is dedicated to bringing fans an authentic Lana Del Rey experience, giving attention to details from the sounds to the dress code. 

Wed 6, 8pm: Karaoke night. 



El Sawy Culturewheel

End of 26th of July St, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448 

River Hall

Sat 2 Dec, 8pm: Folk, religious and traditional songs by Wael El- Fashny. 

Sun 3, 7pm: A concert by Gramophone choir, conducted by maestro Mahmoud Taha

Tues 5, 7pm: Voice band. 

Wed 6, 7pm: Stage 5 band.  

Wisdom Hall

Fri 1 Dec, 7.30pm: Abou Shaar Brothers troupe performs religious songs. 

Thurs 7, 6 and 8pm: El Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show

revives the concerts of Umm Kolthoum performing two of her much- loved songs Amal hayaty (hope of my life) and Lel sabr hdod (I lost patience).






Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106

Fri 1 Dec, 8pm: A concert features artist Ibrahim Nasr. 

Thurs 7, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and singing. 



Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

Conference Centre Main Hall

Thurs 30, 7pm: A dance performance by Arts School Ballet, supervised by Mary Zakary.

Sat 2 Dec, 7pm: Sharea Elfan (the street of art) Arab music concert features singers Marwa Nagy and Yasser Soliman, and conducted by Ehab Abdel-Hamid



Jesuit Cultural Centre 

298 Port Said St, Cleopatra, Sidi Gaber, Alexandria, Tel 01090958108

Fri 1 Dec, 8pm: A concert of classic music by captivating Austrian Duo Sonoma - Mira and Sara Gregorič.

* A version of this article appears in print in the 30 November, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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