Art Alert: Cairo Symphony takes 'A Romantic Affair' to the Red Sea's El-Gouna

Ahram Online , Thursday 24 Mar 2016

In its first concert in El-Gouna, the Cairo Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by Ahmed El-Saedi with piano soloist Magda Amara

El Gouna
Maestro Ahmed El Saedi [l] (Photo: Sherif Sonbol) and Magda Arama [R] (Photo: Gregor Titze / courtesy of Magda Amara website)

In an evening dubbed “A Romantic Affair,” the Cairo Symphony Orchestra will perform at the TU (Technische Universität) Campus in El-Gouna on Monday 28 March.

The concert will be conducted by the orchestra's music director and principal conductor, Ahmed El-Saedi, and will feature internationally renowned Egyptian pianist Magda Amara.

Mozart's Overture to Don Giovanni (K. 527) will open the evening.

Amara will then perform Rachamninov's famed Concerto No.2 for piano and orchestra Op. 18.

In the second half of the concert, the orchestra will perform Schumann's Symphony No. 2 in C Major Op. 61.  

This is the first time for the Cairo Symphony Orchestra and soloist Amara to perform in the distant El-Gouna location.

Located along the Red Sea coast, El-Gouna is a tourist resort developed and owned by the Sawiris family's Orascom Hotels and Development company.

Monday 28 March
Audience entry: 7:30pm
Concert begins at 8pm
Technische Universität Berlin, Egypt campus, Mohamed Ibrahim Kamel St, El-Gouna, Egypt

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