Art Alert: Egypt's Bibliotheca Alexandrina Orchestra to open new season with Polish soprano

Ahram Online , Wednesday 14 Sep 2016

In its inaugural concert of the 2016/2017 season, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Orchestra will be conducted by Hisham Gabr, featuring Polish soprano Jadwiga Kirschanek

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Chamber Orchestra (Photo: courtesy of Bibliotheca Alexandrina)

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Orchestra under the baton of Hisham Gabr will open the new season on Saturday 24 September.

The concerts will open with Beethoven's Fidelio overture, Op. 72.

Following the overture, the Gliere's Concerto For Soprano and Orchestra Op. 85 and Strauss' Voices of Spring (Valse Op. 410) will feature Polish soprano Jadwiga Kirschanek. The first half of the evening will also include Elgar's Chanson de Matin, Op. 15. No. 2.

In the second half of the concert, the orchestra will play Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4 “Italian” Op. 90.

Saturday 24 September
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, great hall, Alexandria

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