Don’t miss Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake ballet concerts at the opera house

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 25 Feb 2020

Swan Lake ballet
Swan Lake ballet

The American University in Cairo

Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 2615 2694/01280009077

Ewart Memorial Hall

Fri 28, 8pm: AccordionistHany Shenouda in a concert tracing his long artistic journey, conducted by Mahmoud Bayoumi.

Malak Gabr Arts Theatre

New Cairo Campus

Feb 29, 7.30pm: Handel’s opera Agrippina, conducted by Harry Bicket, aired live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.  

AUC New Cairo Campus

Fri 6 March, 5pm-11pm: Live performance of the megastar Mohamed Hamaki.


Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Sat 29, 6pm: The Cairo Opera Children Choirconcert.

Thurs 5 March, 8pm: Classical Arab songs performed by Radwa Said.


Beit Al-Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865
Every Sunday, 7.30pm: The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai, performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.
Every Friday, 7.30pm: “Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel” (The Shadow Puppet), a free public performance by clowns in Al-Muaaz Street, presented by Wamda and directed by Nabil Bahgat.

Thurs 27, 7.30pm:Al-Mawlawiya Al-Masriya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer Al-Toni performs Sufi songs and dances. 


Cairo Opera House

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736  0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144

Main Hall

Sat 29, Tues 3 March, 8pm: Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake ballet is performed by The Cairo Opera Orchestra, conducted by maestro Nayer Nagui and the Cairo Opera Ballet Company, directed byErminia Kamel.

Sun 1 March, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestraconcert.

Mon 2, 8pm: Pianist Moushira Issa performs works by Bach, Chopin and Scriabin.

Small Hall

Sat 29, 8pm: Handel’s opera Agrippina, conducted by Harry Bicket, aired live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Sun 1 March, 8pm: Unforgettable Dance, a show on the art journey of late director Abdel-Moneim Kamel.

Sun 2, 8pm: Violin recital by Samy Ibrahim.  

Thurs 5 and Fri 6, 8pm: Oriental jazz by Yehia Khalil and his band.


Darb 1718

Kasr Al-Sham’ St, Fustat, Old Cairo, behind the Hanging Church & Amr bin Al-Aas Mosque, next to Mar Girgis metro station, Tel 012 2192449/ 2361 0511

Thurs 27, 8pm: The Egyptian Project in a concert mixes the sounds of the Nile delta and Cairo with the ambiances of trip-hop, electro, hip-hop and even classical music.  


Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707

Tues 3, Wed 4, Thurs 5, 8pm: Serena dance performance by The Egyptian Modern Dance Theatre Company.  


Al-Ghouri Caravansary
Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St and Al-Azhar St, Tel 02 2514 7475
Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music
(Performances every Sat, Mon, and Wed, 7.30pm).


Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 02 2792 0878
Every Monday, 9pm: (fixed event) Zikr and Sufi night.
Every Tuesday, 9pm (doors open at 8.30pm and reservations is canceled at 7.30pm): Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha present traditional music of the Nile Delta; Nubian Fadeka music and songs with Aragid, featuring Saleh Abbass and Farah Al-Masri; traditional Sudanese music and songs performed by Queen of Henna Settouna; Al-Jaafra music played by musicians from Aswan; Nass Makan (People from Makan) and Sanet perform traditional music from Eritrea.
Every Wednesday, 8pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher, featuring Umm SamehUmm Hassan and Nour Al-Sab.

El Mastaba Centre for Egyptian Folk Music

30 A El-Balaqsa St, Abdeen, Downtown, Tel 011 50995354

Al Dammah Theatre for Free Arts

Thurs 27, 8pm: A special night with Zar Abul Gheit troupe and Al-Tanura dance.

Every Saturday, 8pm: (fixed event) Asyad Al-Zar (The Zar Masters) band. The Zar Masters band is comprised of some of the few remaining Egyptian and Sudanese Zar performers playing Tanbura, Toza

(small 2 sides percussion) Mangour, (a wide belt of goat hooves worn around the hips), Marakesh (hand-held rattles) and the tambourine.


Al-Manara International Convention Centre 

New Cairo

Fri 28, 5pm:Superstar singer Amr Diab’s first concert in 2020.


Must Opera House

Al-Motamayez District, next to Dar Al Fouad Hospital, 6th of October City, Giza, Tel 01094444273/4/5 – 16828

Fri 28, 8pm: A classical Arab music concert honors the memory of singers Umm Kolthoum and Abdel-Halim Hafez will be performed by Oshaq El Nagham band, led by maestro Mohamed Abdel-Sattar.


Room Art Space

New Cairo

The new branch of Room Art Space hosts live music shows on a daily basis. Room’s new branch is located in The Spot mall in front of AUC gate on 4,370 square metres with indoor and outdoor areas where live music events and concerts are featured on a daily bases, hosting up to 400 guests per event, and its open from 9am till after midnight.


El-Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448

River Hall  

Fri 28, 7.30pm: Sufi Chanting byAl-Hadra troupe. 

Sat 29, 7pm: A stand-up comedy show features Ali Qandeel.

Tues 3, 8pm: Singing recital by Ramy Abul-Fottoh.

Thurs 5, 6&8pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre Show revives the concerts of Umm Kolthoum performing two of her much-loved songs.

Wisdom Hall

Fri 28, 8pm: Syrian singer Magd Al-Qassem.

Sun 1 March, 8pm: Wooden band.  

Mon 2, 8pm: Religious chanting byAalam Al-Mustafa ensemble.

Wed 4, 7pm: Singing recital by Ahmed Mustafa and Ahmed Magdy.




Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)

Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106

Mon 2, 11.30am: Golden Theatre concert “The Days” by Taha Hussein. “Ali Mubarak and The Days” by Taha Hussein (1.30pm).   
Tues 3,1.30pm: Golden Theatre concert “The Days” by Taha Hussein. “Ali Mubarak and The Days” by Taha Hussein (11.30pm).    


*A version of this article appears in print in the 27 February, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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