Don’t miss Medhat Saleh’s concert at the Cairo Opera House

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 2 Jan 2024

Medhat Saleh
Medhat Saleh



Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373 

Fri 5, 8pm: El-Enshad El-Dini troupe performs religious songs.

Fri 12, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs. 



All Saints’ Cathedral

5 Michel Lutfallah St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 3679 

Main Theatre

Thurs 4, 7.30pm: A Christmas concert features singer Lily Farid and guest artists.  



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 4, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira for Arab music and singing.

Sat 6, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Mohamed Saad Basha, presents “L’Histoire Du Soldat” concert performing works by Stravinsky, directed by Abdallah Saad

Sun 7, 8pm: “The Masters III” concert features super star Medhat Saleh, accompanied by Cine Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Ahmed Aweida

Small Hall

Thurs 11, 8pm: A chamber music concert features Suzanne Saber.  



Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

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

Sun 7, 8pm: The National Arab Music ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.



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

Fri 5, 8pm: Paranoid Eyes is an Egyptian progressive rock band with a great passion for covering the tunes of Pink Floyd and the solo projects released by the legendary David Gilmour and Roger   Waters. Band members: Wissam Sultan (Lead guitar/ Vocals),
Ramy Nabil (Rhythm guitar), Illia Yurchenko (Drums),
Yehia Radwan (Bass guitar), and Abdallah Nasser (Keyboards and background sound effects). 

Fri 12, 8pm: Born and raised with a passion for music, vocalist Salma Hisham has emerged as a true sensation, ready to transport audiences back to the vibrant era of the 1920s. With an enchanting voice, Hisham has captivated audiences far and wide, infusing the spirit of the 1920s top hits up until 2023 for every performance.



El Sawy Culturewheel

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

River Hall

Thurs 4, 7pm: Singing recital by Ali Hussein El-Sadek

Fri 5, 7pm: A rock night by Middle Eastern Blast  

Sat 6, 7pm: A concert by Sol band, conducted by Samah Ismail.   

Sun 7, 7pm: A rock night by Solorhyzm

Mon 8, 8pm: Leil band. 

Wed 10, 7pm: Kerdan troupe, conducted by maestro Ali El-Mansy in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.   

Wisdom Hall

Thurs 4, 6pm and 8pm: El Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of late diva Umm Kolthoum performing two of her much-loved songs Fat el maad (It's too late), and El hob kolo (All the love). 

Fri 5, 7.30pm: A concert of religious chanting by Abu Shaar Brothers troupe. 

Word Hall

Thurs 4, 7pm: A stand-up comedy show. 





Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

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

Thurs 4, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs. 

Thurs 11, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and singing.

* A version of this article appears in print in the 4 January, 2024 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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