Art Alert: Sound of Egypt Orchestra’s Black and White concert at Cairo Opera House

Ahram Online , Thursday 18 May 2017

The orchestra is conducted by Ahmed Atef; each concert has a different theme

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

The Sound of Egypt Orchestra will perform a Black and White concert titled Famous Delections from Arabic Movies on 24 May at the Cairo Opera House.

Conducted by Ahmed Atef and directed by Hazem Tayel, the Sound of Egypt Orchestra features classic music scores from Egyptian film and television with the aim of reviving them.

The orchestra also provides a platform for well-established and young talented composers to present their soundtracks to a wider audience. 

In each concert, Atef chooses a leading theme for the soundtracks. In one, the music was drawn from comedy movies; in another it was compositions from American film scores.

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 the opera. 

Wednesday 24 May at 8pm
Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

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