Don't miss The Sleeping Beauty ballet concerts at the Cairo Opera House

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 7 May 2024

The Sleeping Beauty ballet
The Sleeping Beauty ballet

 

Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Fri 10, 8.30pm: Yasmine Samy concert. 

Sun 12, 8.30pm: The National Arab Music ensemble performs Abdel-Wahab songs. 

 

 

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 9, Fri 10, Sun 12 and Mon 13, 8.30pm: The Cairo Opera Ballet company, directed by Erminia Kamel and the Cairo Opera Orchestra, conducted by maestro Ahmed Farag, perform The Sleeping Beauty ballet. 

Sat 11, 8.30pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Ahmed El-Saedi and featuring cellist Victoria Kapralova, presents "Masterpieces of the Twentieth Century" concert. It will perform works by Debussy, Shostakovich, and Beethoven.  

Open-Air Theatre

Fri 10, 8.30pm: Alharamlek band features Marwa Abdel-Moneim.  

Small Hall

Thurs 9, 8.30pm: The Cairo Opera Groups for Chamber music features Medhat Abdel-Sallam.    

Fri 10, 8.30pm: Violin and piano recitals by Yasser El-Serafy and Amir Awad.  

Thurs 16, 8.30pm: The Opera Music Groups presents a harp recital by Mona Wassif

 

 

Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Thurs 9, 8.30pm: The Cairo Opera Group for chamber music, led by Medhat Abdel-Sallam.  

 

 

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).

 

 

Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

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

Fri 10, 8.30pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab music ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.   

Thurs 16 and Fri 17, 8.30pm: "The Magic of Romantic Operas" concert will present French and German operas performed by the Cairo Opera Company featuring pianist Mina Hanna, and directed by Sherif Ramadan

 

 

Makan

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 9, 8pm: The monthly Open Mic Night! If you play music, write poetry, or a stand-up comedian sign up when you arrive for 7 minutes on Room stage. Or just relax and enjoy back to back performances over a drink or coffee.
Sat 11, 8pm: Nagham Al Bahr band presents marine and Bedouin arts specific to the Red Sea region.

Tues 14, 9pm: Karaoke night. 

Thurs 16, 8pm: Egyptian singer/songwriter Ahmad El-Haggar grew up singing classical Egyptian songs, and currently performing music inspired by that tradition fused with Jazz and Neo-soul. 

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

Thurs 9 and Thurs 16 May, 9pm: Karaoke night.

Sat 11, 9pm: Hilarity Heights presents a stand-up comedy show. 

Mon 13, 9pm: Egyptian band Kayan is founded by the famous violinist Azmy. The band consists of Azmy Magdy (violin and the founder), Shady Alagar (tabla and percussion), Emad Sedhom (Bass guitar), Hadeer Elgamal (Drums), Ghadeer Elgamal (keyboard), Michael Shawky (guitar) and Roger Malak (oud). It presents a kind of alternative oriental Egyptian music as well as English music, mixing the golden Arabic pop era and 90’s music with the oriental touch. 

Tues 14, 9pm: Authentic Egyptian Arab singing by oud player Saad Eloud.  

Wed 15, 9pm: 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

Thurs 9, 8pm: Interactive comedy live show by Omar Elgamal.  

Fri 10, 8pm: The Egyptian Mawlawiya troupe, led by Sufi chanter

Mon 13, 7pm: Nay band. 

Tues 14, 7pm: Rock night by Figure 09 and Genocide

Wisdom Hall

Thurs 16, 8pm: Singing recital by Ali El-Helbawi  

 

 

Theatro Arkan

Arkan Plaza, El-Sheikh Zayed, Giza

Fri 10, 8pmour: Fouad and Mounib are a piano and violin duet andtr Egyptian music composers. Their music accurately describes different human emotions.

 

ALEXANDRIA 

 

 

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

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

Thurs 9, 8.30pm: A concert by Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing. 

Fri 10, 8.30pm: The Talents Development Centre concert. 

  

 

Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

Small Hall

Fri 10, 8pm: Flute Night concert.   


* A version of this article appears in print in the 9 May, 2024 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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