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Art Alert: Baroque night with the Cairo Guitar Collective

The Cairo Guitar Collective will perform at ROOM Art Space and Cafe this week and in Alexandria next month

Ahram Online , Monday 19 Feb 2018
The Cairo Guitar Collective
The Cairo Guitar Collective (Photo: The Cairo Guitar Collective's promotional material)

On Saturday 24 February, the Cairo Guitar Collective (CGC) will hold an evening filled with music, focusing on works from the Baroque era and topping them with other compositions influenced by Baroque style.

The programme of the evening includes: Fugue VI, Op. 1 by Giuseppe Tartini, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy, Gymnopedie & Gnossienne by Eric Satie, Reverie by Reynaldo Hahn, Elegie by Eric Satie, Les Anges by Eric Satie, Si mes vers avaient des ailes by Reynaldo Hahn, L'evasion by Astor Piazzolla, Grand Trio, Op. 62 by Anton Diabelli and Introduction & Fandango by Luigi Boccherini.

The same concert will also take place at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina on Saturday 10 March.

The Cairo Guitar Collective is dedicated to the performance of quality works for small guitar ensembles, according to its Facebook page.

CGC is comprised of some of the best teachers and advanced students of classical guitar in Egypt who perform music from various cultures and eras.

The ensemble's line-up consists of guitarists Chelsea Green, Taha Mansy and Paweł Kuźma.

Saturday 24 February, 9pm
Room Art Space, 10 Etehad El-Mohamin St., Garden City, Cairo

Saturday 10 March, 7pm
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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