Art Alert: Hanan Mady and Aly El-Haggar to be featured with the Sound of Egypt Orchestra

Ahram Online , Wednesday 24 Feb 2016

Sound of Egypt Orchestra to hold concert titled The Drama’s Bird, focusing on well known music from Egyptian films and television series

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Sound of Egypt Orchestra (Photo: Zafar Azimov, courtesy of Ahmed Atef)

The Sound of Egypt Orchestra, which plays music scoresfrom Egyptian film and television, will feature Hanan Mady in it's upcoming concert scheduled to take place on 28 February at the Cairo Opera House.

Aly El-Haggar will be the concert's special guest. The evening is dubbed The Drama's Bird.

While the first part of The Drama's Bird will feature compositions by the orchestra’s founder Ahmed Atef, the second half will present songs performed by Mady joined by El-Haggar.

“Together they will sing three songs, Zay El-Hawa, El-Mal Wel Banoon and Olobna by Mahmoud Talaat, taken from the soundtrack of Donia Gedida television series,” Ahmed Atef revealed to Ahram Online.

“This is the first time for us to include songs and a singer, and not just music," Atef continued, pointing to the important development in the format presented by the Sound of Egypt Orchestra.

"It is also the first big appearance for Hanan Mady with an orchestra after her return to singing,” Atef says.

The Sound of Egypt Orchestra has planned three concerts this season, including one on 22 April.

“For the April concert we plan to perform a number of compositions from American film scores. It’s title is Hollywood in Cairo, similar to what international orchestras are doing such as Hollywood in Vienna for example,” Atef said.

Founded in 2013, the orchestra consists of 70 musicians from the Cairo Symphony and Cairo Opera orchestras, members of the Arabic music choir and ensemble, in addition to a few musicians from outside Cairo Opera's artistic forces.

28 February, 8pm
Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

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