Rami Khalife (left, Photo: still from YouTube), Maestro Ahmed El Saedi (right, Photo: from Ahmed El Saedi's facebook page)
On Friday 23 May, the Egyptian Sinfonietta, conducted by its founder and artistic director Ahmed El-Saedi, will perform the Violin and Piano concerto by Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Suite no 3. for Strings by Respighi and Concerto for Strings by Nino Rota.
The evening will also include Passacaglia for Strings composed by El-Saedi.
The soloists of the evening will be Rami Khalifé on piano and Mohamed Sharara on violin.
Founded in 2012, the Egyptian Sinfonietta is one of the off-springs of the Philharmonic Society, an NGO founded and headed by El-Saedi. With a decade-long history, the society's activities -- concerts, cultural exchanges and educational activities -- aim at contributing to the musical life of Egypt outside governmental institutions.
Born to a musical family, Rami Khalifé is an accomplished pianist and composer. A graduate of the Julliard School of Music, as pianist and composer, Khalifé has gained international acclaim. He performs extensively and, since 2011, has also been engaged in a musical family collaboration which includes his father, renowned Lebanese musician Marcel Khalifé, and his brother Bashar.
Friday 23 May at 8pm
Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo