24th Arab Music Festival



PROGRAMME: 24th Arab Music Festival
This year's edition celebrates Arabic music across Egypt 

Egyptian singer Angham is scheduled to deliver a concert as part of this year's Arab Music Festival. (Photo: fragment from the festival's promotional material) 

Running between 1 and 13 November, the 24th edition of Egypt’s Arab Music Festival hosts 61 musicians from 13 Arab countries.

All events start at 8 pm.


Sunday 1 November

Great Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo
 Opening Ceremony will celebrate the memory of late Egyptian poet Abd El-Rahman El-Abnoudy with singers Ali El-Haggar, Nadia Mostafa, and an array of Egyptian musicians
 Orchestra led by maestro Mostafa Helmy

Arabic Music Institute, Downtown, Cairo
 Inshad troupe
 Orchestra led by maestro Alaa Abd El-Salam

Sayed Darwish Theatre, Alexandria Opera House, Alexandria
 Pianist Amro Selim (Egypt)
 Medhat Saleh (Egypt)
 Abd El-Halim Nowera Ensemble for Arab Music, led by maestro Salah Ghobashi

Monday 2 November

Great Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo
 Compositions by musician Salah El-Sharnouby
 Shando (Egypt)
 Ramy Sabry (Egypt)
 Samira Said (Morocco)
 Orchestra led by maestro Mostafa Helmy

Tuesday 3 November

Great Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo
 Balqees (Yemen)
 Ahmed Gamal (Egypt)
 Saber El-Robaei (Tunisia)
 Orchestra led by maestro Hany Farahat

Arabic Music Institute, Downtown, Cairo
 Sodasi Sharara troupe
 Orchestra led by maestro Hassan Sharara

Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour
 Inshad troupe
 Orchestra led by maestro Alaa Abd El-Salam

Wednesday 4 November

Great Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo
 Iraqi soloist Ferat Qadoury (qanoun), accompanied by his troupe
 Marwa Nagi (Egypt)
 Safwan Bahlawan (Syria)
 Abd El-Halim Nowera Ensemble for Arab Music, led by maestro Salah Ghobashi

Arabic Music Institute, Downtown, Cairo
 Hussain Aseeri (Bahrain)
 The Arabic Music Heritage Ensemble led by maestro Mohamed Ismail El-Mougy
 Mohamed Mohsen (Egypt)

Thursday 5 November 

Great Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo
 Iman Abd El-Ghani (Egypt)
 Egyptian soloist Maged Srour (qanoun)
 Carmen Soliman (Egypt)
 ‘F Hob Masr’ by Cairo Opera Children’s Choir
 Hany Shaker (Egypt)
 Orchestra led by maestro Ahmed Amer

Arabic Music Institute, Downtown, Cairo
 Ayat Farouk (Egypt)
 Nadia Mostafa (Egypt)
 The National Arab Music Ensemble, led by maestro Hazem El Qasabgi

Sayed Darwish Theatre, Alexandria Opera House, Alexandria
 Rehab Motawaa (Egypt)
 Moneera Hamdy (Tunisia)
 Fouad Zabadi (Morocco)
 Orchestra led by maestro Hisham Nabawi

Damanhour Opera House,Damanhour
 Mohamed Helou (Egypt)
 Alexandria Opera Ensemble for Music and Arab Singing, led by maestro Abd El-Hameed Abd El-Ghaffar

Friday 6 November

Great Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo
 Riham Abd El-Hakeem (Egypt)
 Egyptian soloist Mamdouh El-Gebaly (oud)
 Ali El-Haggar (Egypt)
 Orchestra led by maestro Mohamed Ismail El-Mougy

Sayed Darwish Theatre, Alexandria Opera House, Alexandria
 Qanoun player Maged Srour (Egypt)
 Mohamed Helou (Egypt)
 Alexandria Opera Ensemble for Music and Arab Singing, led by maestro Abd El-Hameed Abd El-Ghaffar

Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour
 Nadia Mostafa (Egypt)
 The National Arab Music Ensemble, led by maestro Hazem El Qasabgi

Saturday 7 November

Great Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo
 Cairo Symphonic Orchestra presents compositions by musicians Marcel Khalife and Gamal Salama

Sunday 8 November

Great Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo
 Tamer Abd El-Nabi (Egypt)
 Omneyya (Morocco)
 Saadoun Gaber (Iraq)
 Egyptian soloist Amro Selim (piano)
 Medhat Saleh (Egypt)
 Abd El-Halim Nowera Ensemble for Arab Music, led by maestro Salah Ghobashi

Arabic Music Institute, Downtown, Cairo
 Rehab Motawae (Egypt)
 Moneera Hamdy (Tunisia)
 Fouad Zabady (Morocco)
 Orchestra led by maestro Hisham Nabawi

Sayed Darwish Theatre, Alexandria Opera House, Alexandria
 Nadia Mostafa (Egypt)
 The National Arab Music Ensemble, led by maestro Hazem El Qasabgi

Monday 9 November 

Great Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo
 Mohamed Asaf (Palestine)
 Angham (Egypt)
 Orchestra led by maestro Hany Farahat

Thursday 12 November 

Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour
 Hany Shaker (Egypt)
 Abd El-Halim Nowera Ensemble for Arab Music, led by maestro Ahmed Amer

Friday 13 November

Sayed Darwish Theatre, Alexandria Opera House, Alexandria
 Safwan Bahlawan (Syria)
 Abd El-Halim Nowera Ensemble for Arab Music, led by maestro Salah Ghobashi

Addresses:

Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo
 Arabic Music Institute, 22 Ramses Street, Downtown, Cairo
 Sayed Darwish Theatre (Alexandria Opera House), Mahatet El-Raml, Alexandria
 Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour, El-Beheira

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