Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Thurs 3, 8pm: “Welcome Ramadan” concert features singer Wael Al-Fashny.
Fri 4, 8pm: Shomoaa (candles) band, led by artist Said Osman.
Sun 6, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Thurs 10, 8pm: Al-Hadra troupe for Sufi chanting.
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865
Every Sunday, 7pm: 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, 7pm: “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.
Cairo Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144
Thurs 3 and Fri 4, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Ballet Company, supervised by Erminia Kamel and the Cairo Opera Orchestra, conducted by maestro Ahmed Farag, perform The Fountain of Bakhchisarai ballet.
Sat 5, 8pm: Arab Perspectives Festival features the Cairo Symphony Orchestra in a concert conducted by maestro Mohamed Saad Basha performing works for full orchestra by composers: Alaa Eddin Mustafa, Qoutayba Al-Neaimi, Sabry Hmida, Haitham Sokkarya, Amr Okba, from Egypt, Jordan and Iraq, accompanied by soprano Julie Gebhart.
Sun 6, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music ensemble.
Mon 7 and Tues 8, 8pm: A concert features pianist Omar Khairat, accompanied by the Cairo Opera Orchestra.
Tues 8, 8pm (free entrance): Catchy instrumental crossover pop meets classical mezzo-soprano vocals. The Austrian Cultural Forum and the Italian Cultural Institute present cross-cultural concerts by the Austrian-Italian band KIANN and the Egyptian mezzo-soprano Jolie Faizy. A project in cooperation with the Italian Cultural Institute, the Cairo Opera and the Jesuit Cultural Centre. The concert features Kiann (Piano), Ana Percevic (Cello), Jovana Raljic (Violin), and Jolie Faizy (Mezzo-Soprano).
Fri 4, 8pm: A musical concert features Ali Eissa.
Tues 8, 8pm: Piano recital by Iman Amin.
Thurs 10, 8pm: Hazem Shahine and his band.
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 3, 8pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe performs religious chants.
Fri 4, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert.
Thurs 10 and Fri 11, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company.
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 and Wed, 7pm).
1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 2792 0878
Every Tuesday, 8-10pm: Mawawil features vocalists Hend and Sara in a repertoire of traditional music of the Nile Delta, Al Jaafra music played by Arab Tribes from Aswan and Nass Makan band.
Every Wednesday, 8-10pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher ensemble featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sabah.
Must Opera House
Al-Motamayez District, next to Dar Al Fouad Hospital, 6th of October City, Giza, Tel 01094444273/4/5 – 16828
Fri 4, 8pm: After a long wait, the great star Bahaa Sultan on the stage of Misr University for Science and Technology in an unusual musical night.
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
(No entry without a mask and the hall will be open at only 25 percent audience capacity)
Thurs 3, 7pm: Bisher.
Fri 4, 8pm: Ayamna Elhelwa band performs heritage and contemporary songs.
Sat 5, 7pm: Rock and Prog Night by Medic and Zaeer.
Sun 6, 6pm: Voice band.
Tues 8, 7.30pm: Saxophonist Daniel Samy.
Wed 9, 7.30pm: Classical Arab music concert by Al-Khan.
Thurs 10, 8pm: Super star shaaby singer Abdel-Baset Hamouda for the first time at El Sawy Culturewheel.
Thurs 3, 6 and 8pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives Umm Kolthoum concerts performing her hit song Alf Laila Wa Laila (Thousand nights and one night).
Fri 4, 6pm: Classical music concert by Sherif Hamdy and his students.
Sat 5, 7.30pm: Religious chanting by Abo Shaar Brothers.
Thurs 10, 7pm: Waslet Samaa band for religious chanting.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 3 March, 8pm: Singer Radwa Said performs classical Arab songs.
Fri 4, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Strings Orchestra.
Sun 6, 8pm: Alexandria Talents Development Centre concert.
Thurs 10, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing.
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Thurs 10, 8pm: “The Sound of Movies” concert brings Egypt’s movie songs to life through a grand re-orchestration celebrating 125 years of movies greatest hits. Songs will be played by the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Nayer Nagui and featuring the star singers Medhat Saleh and Reham Abdel-Hakim.
Jesuit Cultural Centre
298 Port Said St, Cleopatra, Sidi Gaber, Alexandria, Tel 03 5214877
Wed 9, 7pm (free entrance): The Austrian Cultural Forum and the Italian Cultural Institute present cross-cultural concerts by the Austrian-Italian band KIANN and the Egyptian mezzo-soprano Jolie Faizy. A project in cooperation with the Italian Cultural Institute, the Cairo Opera and the Jesuit Cultural Centre. The concert features Kiann (Piano), Ana Percevic (Cello), Jovana Raljic (Violin), and Jolie Faizy (Mezzo-Soprano).
*A version of this article appears in print in the 3 March, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.