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Russia's St. Petersburg Ballet Company performs at the Cairo Opera House and Alexabria Sayed Darwish
Published in Al-Ahram Weekly on 17 - 01 - 2019


Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Sun 27, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble performs Umm Kolthoum songs.
Thurs 31, 8pm: Singer Ayat Farouk features a concert of classical Arab songs.

Amir Bashtak Palace
Al-Muaaz St, Tel 02 2787 9187
Thurs 24, 7pm: Celebrating the 25 January Revolution, a concert of patriotic songs is featured by the gold voices of the budding singers Karim Hossam, Monica and Ustena Aouni.

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, 8.30pm: “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.
Sat 26, 7pm: Classical Arab music by Egyptian Awtar (strings) band, led by Mohamed Khairy and Ahmed Abdel-Khalek with guest of honour singer Mido Samir.

Cairo Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144
Main Hall
Thurs 24, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Sat 26, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Mohamed Saad Basha and featuring pianist Sarah Ayoub and
violinist Laura Ayoub, presents The World of Crossovers I:
The Ayoub Sisters.
Wed 30 and Thurs 31, 8pm: “Chopiniana” and “Scheherazade” ballets performed by St. Petersburg Ballet Company from Russia on the music of N. Rimsky, Korsakov, A. Borodin and Frederic Chopin.
Small Hall
Thurs 24, 8pm: Guitarist Rania Shaalan performs Egyptian songs.
Fri 25, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre's concert.
Sat 26, 8pm: Zhejiang Symphony Orchestra from China presents a concert in cooperation with Egypt's Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People's Republic of China, and Embassy of China in Egypt. It is organised by the Chinease Cultural Centre in Cairo, Cairo Opera House, and Zhejiang provincial department of Culture and Tourism.
Sun 27, 8pm: Violin and harp recital by Yasser Ghoneim and Amira Hamed.
Tues 29, 8pm: Guitar recital by Elham Khourshid.
Thurs 31, 8pm: Piano recital by Alaa Yassin.

Cairo Jazz Club
197, 26th July St, Agouza. Tel 02 3345 9939
Thurs 24, 10.30pm: Reggae-infused Arabic rock by Sharmoofers band.
Fri 26, 10.30pm: Special K's catchy deep and tech house tunes will pull the crowd to the dance floor. Next, dynamic duo DJ Aguizi and Fahim.
Sat 26, 10pm: Dokkan band performs unique fusion of contemporary Arabic tunes.

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, Mon, and Wed, 7.30pm).

Al-Gumhouriya Theatre
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 24 & Fri 25, 8pm: Forsan Al Sharq Company for Heritage performs “Shagarat Al-Durr” show, choreographed and directed by Mahmoud Ezzat.
Sun 27, 8pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe performs religious chants.
Thurs 31, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.

Makan
Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 02 2792 0878
Every Monday: (fixed event) Zikr and Sufi night.
Every Tuesday, 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm and reservations is canceled at 7.30pm): Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha present traditional music of the Nile Delta; Nubian Fadeka music and songs with Aragid, featuring Saleh Abbass and Farah Al-Masri; traditional Sudanese music and songs performed by Queen of Henna Settouna; Al-Jaafra music played by musicians from Aswan; Nass Makan (People from Makan) and Sanet perform traditional music from Eritrea.
Every Wednesday, 8pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher, featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sab.
El Mastaba Centre for Egyptian Folk Music
30 A El-Balaqsa St, Abdeen, Downtown, Tel 011 50995354
Al Dammah Theatre for Free Arts
Thurs 24, 8pm: Al Suhbagiyya band from Ismailia.

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
Thurs 24, 7.30pm: A stand-up comedy show by Ali Qandil.
Sat 26, 7pm: Andariya band.
Wisdom Hall
Thurs 24, 7.30pm: Oud recital by Youssef Abbass.
Fri 25, 7.30pm: Piano recital by Diaa Khairallah.
Wed 30, 8pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of singer Abdel-Halim Hafez performing his best.
Thurs 31, 8pm: Singing recital by Mustafa Hussein and his band.

Talaat Harb Cultural Centre
Al-Sayyeda Nafissa St, Zeinhom area, Tel 02 2362 2647/ 2362 8174
Thurs 24, 5pm: A pantomime show.

Umm Kolthoum Museum
1 Al Malek Al Saleh St, Manial Al-Roda, Tel 02 2363 1467
Thurs 24, 8pm: Piano recital by Tarek Raafat performs works by the likes of Chopin and Beethoven.

ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
22 Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Al-Horiyya Road, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 24, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing.
Fri 25, 8pm: “Chopiniana” and “Scheherazade” ballets performed by St. Petersburg Ballet Company from Russia.
Sat 26, 8pm: Piano recital by Tarek Refaat performs works by the likes of Chopin and Beethoven.
Sun 27, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Mohamed Saad Basha and featuring pianist Sarah Ayoub and
violinist Laura Ayoub, presents The World of Crossovers I:
The Ayoub Sisters.

Tues 29, 8pm: Alexandria Opera String Orchestra.
Thurs 31, 8pm: Forsan Al Sharq Company for Heritage performs “Shagarat Al-Durr” show, choreographed and directed by Mahmoud Ezzat.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Main Hall
Sat 26, 7pm: BA Chamber Orchestra, conducted by maestro Ahmed
Farrag presents “Classical Master Composers” concert featuring cellist Ahmed Fouad.
Mon 28 and Tues 29, 8pm: Pianist Omar Khairat features a concert, accompanied by the BA Chamber Orchestra.
Small Hall
Sat 26, 7pm: A stand-up comedy by Mohamed Helmy.
Thurs 31, 7pm: Aqsa Al-Wasat band.


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