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Don't miss Aziz Maraka's concerts in Cairo and Alexandria
Published in Ahram Online on 06 - 04 - 2021

The Culture Ministry applies all precautionary and preventive measures with daily sterilization of the theatres in order to ensure the safety of the public, artists and workers.

Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Sat 10, 8pm: Umm Kolthoum songs performed by the Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble.


American University in Cairo
Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 2615 2694/01280009077
Ewart Memorial Hall
Thurs 8, 8pm (open to the public, admission is free): The Cairo Festival
Chamber Orchestra, conducted by John Baboukis, performs two sparkling masterworks for small orchestra by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: his Piano
Concerto No. 16, with soloist Elena Grechenko, and his monumental Symphony No. 40, works full of grace, vigor, and the driving energy of one of the greatest of classical composers. The performance is also Livestreaming and open to live audience/ Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/Krt37lgv


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, 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
Fountain theatre
Thurs 8, 8pm Armenian singer Lena Chamamyan.
Main Hall
Thurs 8 and Fri 9, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Orchestra and the Cairo Opera Ballet Company present Don Quixote ballet.
Sat 10, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Hisham Gabr, performs Modest Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain, Alexander Borodin's Polovtsian Dances, from Prince Igor Opera, Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27.
Sun 11, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Open-Air Theatre
Fri 9, 8pm: Jazz fusion by Ahmed Rabie and his band.
Small Hall
Thurs 8, 8pm: Flute, singing and harp recitals by Riham Fayed, Amira Selim and Mona.
Fri 9, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert.


Al-Gumhouriya Theatre
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 8, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble.
Fri 9, 8pm: A gala concert by the Cairo Opera 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 and Wed, 7.30pm).


Italian Cultural Institute
The collaboration with Makan - Egyptian Centre for Culture and Arts continues online from March until May 2021. Egyptian musicians will virtually meet Italian counterparts to create synergies in the field of traditional and folk music.


Manasterly Palace
1 Al-Malek Al-Saleh St, Al-Roda Island, Manial, Tel 02 2363 1467
The International Music Centre
Fri 9, 8pm: Al-Nour Wal Amal Orchestra concert.


Room Art Space & Café
10 Etehaad Al Mohamin St, Garden City, Tel 01000 681539
Thurs 8, 9pm: A Pink Floyd tribute night with Gravy Train.
Thurs 15, 9pm: Do'souqa, one of Egypt's coolest and most trending underground bands, performs a chill mix of acoustic/folk with a groovy swing vibe.
New Cairo, The Spot Mall
Thurs 8, 7pm: A Karaoke Night.
Fri 9, 9pm: Violin night with Amr Darwish.
Sat 10, 9pm: Enjoy a special oriental singing and oud night.
Sun 11, 9pm: Comedy Bunker Ladies stand-up is Egypt's very first stand-up comedy night with ladies only line-up.


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, 8pm: Singer Omnia Hassan performs oriental music mixed with jazz.
Fri 9, 7pm: Singing recital by Mohamed Said.
Sun 11, 7pm: Xtraordinary band gives a thrilling musical concert.
Sat 17, 9pm: Nour Al-Naby troupe for religious chanting features Ramadan's first concerts.
Wisdom Hall
Thurs 8, 7.30pm: A stand-up comedy show by The Elite.


Zamalek Theatre
The Armed Forces Officers Club, Zamalek, Tel 01101153105
Thurs 8, 8.30pm: Jazzy night with Noha Fekry.
Fri 9, 8pm: The dazzling voice Aziz Maraka is back.
Wed 14, 9.30pm: Ramadan nights features Aly Eissa Ensemble.
Thurs 15, 9.30pm: Trip hop and psych rock by Egyptian singer and songwriter Mariam Saleh.


ALEXANDRIA
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 8, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Sun 11, 8pm: Sound Track Orchestra, led by Mohamed Barakat.


Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Main Hall
Fri 9, 7pm: Fabrica, the first musical theatre company in Egypt, performs "Broadway in Arabic" show.
Sat 10, 7pm: The dazzling voice Aziz Maraka.


*A version of this article appears in print in the 8 April, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly


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