Art Alert: Cairo Symphony Orchestra to play jazz, Latin music

Ahram Online , Tuesday 28 Apr 2015

In its upcoming weekly concert, the Cairo Symphony Orchestra will take the audience on a journey through the well known compositions from the world of jazz and Latin music

jazz, Latin music
(Photo: artwork from the Cairo Opera House's promotional material)

On Saturday 2 May, Mohamed Saad Basha will lead the Cairo Symphony Orchestra in an evening dubbed "In Jazz and Latin."

The concert will include George Gershwin's Girl Crazy Overture and a Symphonic Picture from Porgy and Bess; José Pablo Moncayo's Huapango, Arturo Marquez's Conga del Fuego and Alberto Ginastera's Estancia Suite.

Mohamed Saad Basha is an Egyptian composer and conductor with scores of concerts in a variety of Egypt's halls and with different formations. In 2010 he founded El-Sakia String Orchestra, of which he is also an artistic director and principle conductor. The orchestra performs chamber compositions mainly at El-Sawy Culture wheel's stage, bringing classical music to a younger audience.

Saturday 2 May, 8pm
Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo


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