Mostafa Rizq gives a concert at El-Sawy Culturewheel

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 29 Sep 2020

Mostafa Rizq
Mostafa Rizq

The cultural activities have started gradually to reopen in the country. The reopening has included theatres, museums, galleries, national circus, which operate under the culture ministry. In its first stage, the resumption of activities will be open at only 25 percent audience capacity across all venues

The Cairo Opera House announced the opening of the electronic reservation on ( on its theatres in Cairo and Alexandria (Fountain, Open-Air, Sayed Darwish in Alexandria)

Amir Bashtak Palace
Al-Muaaz St, Tel 02 2787 9187
Thurs 8, 7pm: Celebrating 6 October Victory, the Arab Music Young singers group performs patriotic songs.

Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Thurs 1, 8pm: Singing recital by Yasser Suleiman, accompanied by Goharet Al-Sharq (Gem of the Orient) band.  
Fri 2, 8pm: Singer Radwa Said performs classical Arab songs.
Sun 4, 8pm: Abdel-Wahab songs performed by the National Arab Music Ensemble.

One Global Cultural Sector
Co-produced by Basita.Live, a concert by the piano and violin duo Fouad and Mounib performing their original compositions, arranged and accompanied by their orchestra of talented Egyptian musicians is available online until 7 January 2021. Toqa El-Hagrasy on the qanun and Azmy Magdy on the electric violin add the oriental tunes to the performance. is a virtual venue; an income-generating platform that connects creators, institutions, and theatres, with their audiences virtually and globally. The platform allows artists, performers, institutions and theatres to reach beyond their physical attendance, and still sell their tickets to their audiences world-wide.

Beit Al-Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865
Tues 6, 7pm: Al-Ghouri troupe for classical Arab music.
Thurs 8, 7pm: Munshid (religious chanter) Mahmoud Alhedewy in a repertoire of religious songs.

Cairo Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736  0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144
Fountain Theatre
Fri 2, 8.30: Composer Hisham Kharma in a concert features guest singer Mirelle Mokhtar.  
Tues 6, 8.30: The Talents Development Centre celebrates the memory of 6 October Victory.
Main Hall
Thurs 1, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble.
Sat 3, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra performs international classics.
Thurs 8, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble.
Open-Air Theatre
Thurs 1, 8.30: Harp recital by Manal Mohieddin.  
Wed 7, 8.30: Al-Nour Wal Amal Chamber Orchestra of blind women, conducted by maestro Mohamed Saad Basha, presents their repertoire consists of many well-known Western classical music compositions, topped with a few works from the Arab/Oriental repertoire.
Small Hall
Thurs 8, 8pm: Rania Yehia and her band.

Cairo Contemporary Dance Centre
The Cairo Contemporary Dance Centre (CCDC) has decided to offer free online classes to encourage everyone to stay active at home. Classes vary between Contemporary Dance, Barre, Floor Barre, Yoga, Breakdance, Movement and Exercise, Pilates, Ballet, and nutrition advises. You can find all the classes on the CCDC’s YouTube channel.

Darb 1718
Thurs 8, 8pm: The Xes stand-up comedy night.

Al-Gumhouriya Theatre
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 1 and Fri 2, 8pm: The Modern Dance Theatre Company performs Deeper than It Looks on the Surface show.

Al-Manara International Conference Centre
New Cairo
Open-Air Theatre
Fri 9, 8pm: Super star Angham.

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
(No entry without a mask and the hall will be open at only 25 percent audience capacity)
Thurs 1, 6 and 8pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of diva Umm Kolthoum performing two of her much-loved songs.   
Fri 2, 7.30: A concert features chanter Ali Alhelbawi.
Sun 4, 7pm: Religious chanting by Waslet Samaa troupe.
Tue 6, 8pm: Mostafa Rizq takes blues music to a different contemporary style.  
Wed 7, 7.30: Egybadour band performs east-meets-west music with an Indian and Latin touch.


Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 1, 8pm: Ala Mar Alagyal (over the generations) Ensemble.  
Fri 2, 8pm: The Alexandria Opera House String Orchestra in a concert accompanied by the Cairo Opera Company and conducted by maestro Ahmed Farag.
Thurs 8, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing in a programme of classical Arab songs.  


*A version of this article appears in print in the 1 October, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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