​Don’t miss pianist Omar Khairat’s concerts at the Cairo Opera House

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 6 Sep 2022

Omar Khairat
Omar Khairat


Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Thurs 8, 8pm: A singing recital by Mudather Abul-Wafa

Fri 9, 8pm The National Arab Music Ensemble, conducted by maestro Mustafa Helmy in a repertoire of classical Arab songs performed by the opera singers Ibrahim Ramadan, Maye Hassan, Ahmed Adel, Reem Kamal, and many more.  

Sun 11, 8pm: Umm Kolthoum songs performed by the Abdel-Noweira Arab Music Ensemble

Wed 14, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert. 



Beit Al-Seheimi
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

Main Hall

Sat 10, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra

Sun 11, 8pm: The opening concert of the new season of The Cairo Opera Orchestra and the Cairo Opera Choir

Mon 12 and Tues 13, 8pm: Pianist Omar Khairat and his orchestra. 

Small Hall

Thurs 8, 8pm: Rasha Yehia and her band. 

Fri 9, 8pm: Duet oud recital by Dina Abdel-Hamid and Ghassan Al-Youssef

Thurs 15, 8pm: Cairo Café band, led by Ali Sharaf

Open-Air Theatre

Fri 9, 8pm: Percussionist Nesma Abdel-Aziz plays on marimba, accompanied by her band. 

Tues 13, 8pm: A concert features Mona Burkhardt and Las Encantadoras Melodies Orchestra




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 and Wed, 7.30pm).



Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

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

Fri 9, 8pm: The National Arab Music ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs. 




1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 2792 0878 

Every Tuesday, 9-10pm: 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, 9-10pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher ensemble featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sabah.

Tues 13, 8pm: “Music/Photography, Music and Culture between Italy and Egypt", a presentation of “Sguardi dall’Alto Egitto" and "Mosaic"
"Sguardi dall’Alto Egitto" is a project aiming at the dissemination of Southern Egypt cultural heritage: a selection of images, the result of research on the ground between 1978 and 1982 by the photographer Giovanni Canova, accompanied by traditional music of the region.
“Mosaic” presents two years of musical projects by Italian and Egyptian musicians, made entirely online, during the period of restrictions linked to the pandemic. Both projects will also be shown on the respective digital channels of the IIC and Makan.



Room Art Space & Café
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159

Thurs 8, 9pm: DarQube, is an Egyptian music band who’s making a tribute for the well-known band Imagine Dragons with their own music style. Band members: Miram Hossam -Vocal, Akram Ali - Piano
Ramez Magdy - Bass Guitar, Weam Hossam - Lead Guitar, Ahmed Elgharib - Acoustic Guitar, and Mohamed Moksh - Drums. 

Fri 9, 9pm: Arab contemporary songs in a new style by singer Ahmed Ali El-Haggar.  

Sat 10, 9pm: Jordanian singer Luay Hijazeen’s concert celebrates the launch of his first album “Khalena”. Hijazeen’s songs, which are in both Jordanian and Egyptian dialects, address a variety of subjects, such as love, art and youth topics; and his music genre is the Indie Pop, a creative mixture of elements of electronic music, funk, and rock.

The Spot mall, infront of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo

Sun 11, 9pm: “Funnation”, an unusual stand-up comedy show
with special superstar comedians: Waleed Abu Elmagd, Mohamed Morgan, Mina Selim, Waleed Mostafa, and others.  

Mon 12, 9pm: Egyptian singer-songwriter Nadya Shanab

presents songs we know and love with a little twist, along with a few of her originals too.




El-Sawy Culturewheel
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)

River Hall

Thurs 8, 7pm: A reggae concert by Meshwar X Usif. 

Fri 9 and Sat 10, 8pm: A stand-up show by Ali Qandil

Mon 12, 8pm: Munshid (religious chanter) Shehab Negm for the first time in El-Sawy Culturewheel.  

Tues 13, 8pm: Hewarat band. 

Wed 14, 7pm: “Talent Kids”, a singing concert conducted by maestro Islam Gad.  

Thurs 15, 7.30pm: Sufi chanting by Al-Hadra troupe.  



Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC) 

AUC’s Tahrir Campus, Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 02 2615 2694/01280009077

Main Garden

Thurs 15, 8pm: Digging deep into our roots, enjoy an evening of traditional and folkloric tunes with The Nile Troupe for Folk Arts,

Egypt’s oldest and most significant heritage troupe.


Zamalek Theatre

The Armed Forces Officers Club, Zamalek, Tel 01101153105

Fri 9, 8pm: Discover a different musical flavor with Gazaga band. 

Thurs 15, 6pm: Find your way to striking vibes meeting the MAFIA
Wingii, Fl EX, Husayn and Lil Noboy in Magnolia 22 show. 





Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

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

Thurs 8, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab music and singing, conducted by maestro Ihab Abdel-Hamid honors the memory of late composer Baligh Hamdy and late singer Fayza Ahmed performing a number of their much-loved songs. 

Fri 9, 8pm: The Oriental Percussions band, led by tabla player Said Al-Artist

Sun 11, 8pm: Singer Magd Al-Kassem and his band. 



Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

Main Hall

Thurs 15, 8pm: Religious chanting by Abu Shaar troupe from Syria.  

*A version of this article appears in print in the 8 September, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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