Art Alert: Rami Khalifé to perform with the Egyptian Sinfonietta in Cairo

Ahram Online, Tuesday 20 May 2014

The French-Lebanese composer and pianist will perform with the Egyptian Sinfonietta, conducted by Ahmed El-Saedi at the Cairo Opera House, on 23 May

Rami Khalife and Ahmed El Saedi
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

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