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Wust El Balad band gives a concert at the Fountain theatre
Published in Ahram Online on 22 - 09 - 2020

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 (https://ticketsmall.com/customer/events/list/) on its theatres in Cairo and Alexandria (Fountain, Open-Air, Sayed Darwish in Alexandria)

Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Sun 27, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble performs Abdel-Wahab songs.

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Cairo Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144
Fountain Theatre
Thurs 24, 8.30: Harp recital by Manal Mohieddin.
Fri 25, 8.30: Wust El Balad band.
Sun 27, 8.30: Military music troupe concert.
Tues 29, 8.30: Pianist Omar Khairat and his orchestra.
Main Hall
Thurs 24, 8pm: Cairo Opera Orchestra and Cairo Opera Choir perform selections from famous operas and international songs.
Fri 25, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble performs Abdel-Halim songs.
Sat 26, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Ahmed El-Saedi performs L.V. Beethoven's Symphony No.4 in B-flat major, Op.60 Symphony No.7 in A-flat major, Op.92.
Tues 29 and Wed 30, 8pm: Folk dancer and choreographer Mahmoud Reda commemoration concert.
Open-Air Theatre
Sat 26, 8.30pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.

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.

Al-Gumhouriya Theatre
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 24, 8pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe performs religious songs.
Fri 25, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert.


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 24, 7pm: The Egyptian Mawlawiya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer Al-Toni performs Sufi songs and dances.
Fri 25, 6-7.30 and 8.30-10pm: Andromida band, the Egyptian pink Floyd tribute project performs classic, blues, progressive.
Sat 26, 6-7.30 and 8.30-10pm: Sufi chanting by Al-Hadra troupe.
Tue 29, 7pm: A stand-up comedy show by Comedy Gang.
Wed 30, 7pm: Franco Cairo band gives a concert of songs in praise of Prophet Mohamed (P.B.U.H).

ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 24, 8pm: The Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Sat 26, 8pm: Sayed Darwish Choir performs the best of late singer and composer Sayed Darwish.

*A version of this article appears in print in the 24 September, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly


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