Mozart was born on 27 January 1756 and El Sakia String Orchestra will celebrate his birthday on 25 January, performing works by the composer: Divertimento in D K.136, Horn Concerto No. 1, K. 412, Symphony No. 40, K. 550, arranged for the Strings by Peter Lichtenthal (1780-1853).
Both, Mozart's Horn Concerto and Lichtenthal arrangement of Mozart's Symphony no. 40, are the premieres in Egypt. Soloist of the evening is Amr Abol Naga, one of the most renowned horn players in Egypt
El Sakia String Orchestra was formed in October 2010 with the aim of performing classical music in a location that mainly offers rock events to young people. This ambitious and inspiring initiative is driven by Mohamed Saad Basha, the orchestra’s founder and conductor.The orchestra consists of 12 musicians and performs a Baroque repertoire, extending it to works from other eras suitable for this formation.
25 January at 7.30 pm at El Sawy Culturewheel, Wisdom Hall