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Season’s Opening Gala Concert
Homage à Leonard Bernstein
Saturday 8/9/2018 08.00 pm
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Leonard Bernstein
Highlights from:

Candide
West Side Story
Peter Pan
A Quiet Place

Soloist:
Jennifer Zein, soprano
Amr Medhat, tenor
Choir Master:
David Hales
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi
In Collaboration with American Embassy




Tchaikovsky Celebration (I)
Saturday 15/9/2018 08.00 pm
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Alexander Borodin
Polovtsian Dances
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E flat major K. 361
Piotr Ilitch Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 1 in G minor op. 13
Soloist:
Luca Marziali, violin
Anna Serova, viola
Choir Master:
May Gvineria
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi
In collaboration with Italian Cultural Institute




Tchaikovsky Celebration (II)
Saturday 29/9/2018 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Manuel De Falla
“The Three Corned Hat” Suite No. 2
N. Paganini
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 3 in D major Op. 29
Soloist:
Salma Serour, violin
Conductor:
Marc Moncusi
In collaboration with Spanish Embassy




Egypt Victory Day
Saturday 6/10/2018 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Aziz El Shawan
Selections from “Isis and Osiris”
Attiya Sharara
2nd Egyptian Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
G. Verdi
“Ritorna Vincitor” Recitative & Aria from 1st Act of Aida
Aida Amneris Duet from 2nd Act
Serge Prokofiev
Egyptian Nights Suite op. 61
Soloist:
Hassan Sharara, violin
Iman Moustafa, soprano
Jolie Faizy, mezzo-soprano
Conductor:
Nayer Nagui




Viva Hungaria
Saturday 20/10/2018 08.00 pm
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Ferenc Erkel
Overture “Hunyadi László”
Franz Liszt
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in E flat major
Franz Doppler
Fantasie Pastorale for Flute and Orchestra
László Lajtha
Symphony No. 7
Soloist:
Mohamed Shams, piano
Peter Olah, flute
Conductor:
Istvan Dénes
In collaboration with Hungarian Cultural Center




Czech Flair
Saturday 27/10/2018 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Bedrich Smetana
“Vltava” from My Country
Antonin Dvorak

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B minor op. 104
Symphony No. 6 in D major op. 60
Soloist:
Ayman El Hanbouli, violoncello
Conductor:
Miriam Nemcova
In Collaboration with Czech Embassy in Cairo




Tchaikovsky Celebration (III)
Friday 16/11/2018 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
E. Grieg
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 op. 46
Francisco Alonso
La Linda Tapada, Cancion del Citano
La Parranda, Canto a Murcia
Reveriano Soutullo
La del Soto del Parral:
Los Cantos Allegres…Ya mis horas felices
La Leyenda del Beso, Intermedio
Jacinto Guerrero
Los Gavilanes, Mi aldea
Federico Moreno Torroba
Maravilla, Amor, vida de mi vida
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 5 in E minor op. 64
A Cappella Choir
Soloist:
Borja Quiza, Braritone
Choir Master:
May Gvineria
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi
In Collaboration with Embassy of Spain




Voices from the North
Saturday 8/12/2018 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Carl Nielsen
Five Poems by J. P. Jacobsen
Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
Symphony No. 3 op. 27 “Sinfonia Espansiva”
Soloist:
Mina Ghobrial, flute
Julie Meera Albresten, soprano
Reda El Wakil, baritone
Conductor:
Peter Ettrup Larsen
In Collaboration with Danish Embassy




An Evening with Beethoven
Saturday 15/12/2018 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Ludwig van Beethoven
Wellington’s Victory op. 91
Concerto for Piano No. 5 Op. 73 in E flat major
Symphony No. 3 op. 55 in E flat major “Eroica”
Soloist:
Antonio di Cristofano, piano
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi
In collaboration with Italian Cultural Institute




Christmas Concert
Saturday 22/12/2018 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
G. Rossini
Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra in C major
“Petite Messe Solenelle” for Soloists, Choir and Orchestra
Soloist:
Mohamed Hamdy, clarinet
Dina Iskander, soprano
Jolie Faizy, alto
Hany El Shafie, tenor
Reda El Wakil, bass
Choir Master:
Maya Gvineria
Conductor:
Roberto Molinelli
In collaboration with Italian Cultural Institute




New Year’s Concert 2019
Monday 31/12/2018 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Soloist:
Gala El Hadidi, mezzo- soprano
Choir Master:
Maya Gvineria
Conductor:
TBA




Italian Flair
Saturday 12/1/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Ludwig van Beethoven
Concerto for Piano & Orchestra No. 4 in G Major op. 58
Muzio Clementi
Sinfonia No. 3 in G major “The Grand National”
O. Respighi
Fontane di Roma
Soloist:
Rosalia Lasheras, piano
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi
In Collaboration with Embassy of Spain




I Solisti di Santa Cecilia
Saturday 19/1/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
G. Verdi
Nabucco Overture
W. A. Mozart
Sinfonia Concertante for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn in E flat Major K. 297b
A. Dvorak
Symphony No. 9 in E minor op. 95 “New World”
Soloist:
Francesco di Rosa, oboe
Fabrizio Meloni, clarinet
Francesco Bosso, bassoon
Luca Benucci, horn
Conductor:
Giuseppe Lanzetta
In collaboration with Italian Cultural Institute




The World of Cross Overs I
The Ayoub Sisters
Saturday 26/1/2019 08.00 pm
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Soloist:
Sarah Ayoub, piano
Laura Ayoub, violin
Conductor:
Mohamed Saad Basha




Romantic Flair
Saturday 2/2/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Arthur Sullivan
“The Yeomen of the Guard” Overture
Antonio Pasculli
Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra
Georges Bizet
“L’arlesienne” Suites No. 1 & 2
Soloist:
Wessam Amin, oboe
Conductor:
Magdy Boghdady




Cross Overs II
Jazz Trends
Saturday 9/2/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Soloist:
Federico Mondelici , Saxophone
Conductor:
Federico Mondelici
In collaboration with Italian Cultural Institute




American Flair
Saturday 23/2/2019 08.00 pm
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Leonard Bernstein
Symphonic Suite from “On the Waterfront”
Samuel Barber
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Aaron Copland
El Salon Mexico
George Gershwin
An American in Paris
Soloist:
Janet Sung, violin
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi
n Collaboration with American Embassy




Hector Berlioz Anniversary (I)
Saturday 2/3/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Aziz El Shawan
Intermezzo from “Anas Elwegoud”
S. Prokofiev
Concerto for Violin & Orchestra No. 1 in D major op. 19
H. Berlioz
Roméo et Juliette (Selections)
Soloist:
Abada Ahmed, violin
Anna Maria Chiuri, mezzo soprano
Amr Medhat, tenor
Reda El Wakil, bass
Choir Master:
Maya Gvineria
Conductor:
Hisham Gabr
In collaboration with Italian Cultural Institute




Hector Berlioz Anniversary (II)
Saturday 9/3/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
R. Wagner
Vorspiel und Liebstod from “Tristan und Isolde”
S. Rachmaninov
Concerto for Piano & Orchestra No. 2 in C minor op. 18
Hector Berlioz
“Harold in Italy”
Symphonie en quatre parties avec un alto principal Op. 16
Soloist:
Iman Moustafa, soprano
Ramzi Yassa, piano
Sindy Mohamed, viola
Conductor:
Nader Abbassi




Hector Berlioz Anniversary (III)
Saturday 16/3/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Nino Rota
Concerto No. 2 for Violoncello and Orchestra
Hector Berlioz
“La Mort de Cleopatre”
Symphonie Fantastique Op. 14
Soloist:
Yulia Savrasova, mezzo-soprano
Victoria Kapralova, violoncello
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi
In collaboration with Italian Cultural Institute




Brahms String Concerti
Saturday 23/3/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
J. Brahms
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major op. 77
Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra in A minor op. 102
Soloist:
Karim Saleh, violin
Hossam Shehata, violin
Hassan Moataz, cello
Conductor:
Mina Zikri




Young Violinists, Great Talents
Saturday 30/3/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Ludwig van Beethoven
Consecration of the House Overture
P. Sarasate
“Zegeunerweisen” for Violin and Orchestra
C. Saint-Saens
“Havanaise” for Violin and Orchestra
G. Bizet
Symphony in C major
Soloist:
Jana Samir, violin
Conductor:
Ahmed Atef




Romantic Approach
Saturday 6/4/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Aziz El Shawan
Overture to Isis and Osiris
S. Rachmaninov
Concerto for Piano & Orchestra No. 4 in G minor op. 40
Antonin Dvorak
Symphony No. 7 in D minor op. 70
Soloist:
Wael Farouk, piano
Conductor:
Juan Montoya
In Collaboration with Colombian Embassy




Panorama
Saturday 20/4/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Igor Stravisnky
“Firebird Suite” Version 1919
W. A. Mozart
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in C major K. 415
J. Sibelius
Humoresques for Violin and Orchestra
R. Wagner
Tannhäuser Overture
Soloist:
Francesca Khalifa, piano
Laura Virtanen, violin
Conductor:
Nader Abbassi
In collaboration with Italian Cultural Institute




Spring Concert
Saturday 27/4/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Capriccio Espagnol op. 34
Zoltan Kodaly
Dances from Galanta
Peter Ilitch Tchaikovsky
Capriccio Italien op. 45
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi




Great Works for Choir and Orchestra
Saturday 4/5/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
J. Brahms
Alto Rhapsody op. 53
L. van Beethoven
Concerto No. 1 for Piano & Orchestra op. 15 in C major
R. Schumann
Symphony No. 4 op. 120 in D minor
Soloist:
Jolie Faizy, alto
Moushira Issa, piano
Choir Master:
Maya Gvineria
Conductor:
Nader Abbassi




“Orchestra Show Case”
Saturday 18/5/2019 09.30 pm
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Abu Bakr Khairat
Sonata for Violin and String Orchestra
J. Haydn
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in C major Hob. VIIb/1
Sinfonia Concertante in B flat major Hob. I /105 for Oboe, Bassoon, Violin, Violoncello and Orchestra
Soloist:
Shady Darwich, cello
Wessam Amin, oboe
Tamer Fahmy, bassoon
Yasser El Serafi, violin
Mohamed Salah, cello
Conductor:
Yasser El Serafi




Oriental Flair
Saturday 25/5/2019 09.30 pm
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
F. Amirov
Maqam Shur
N. Rimsky-Korsakov
“Scheherazade” Symphonic Suite op. 35
Soloist:
Amira Ali, violin
Conductor:
Hisham Gabr




Egyptian Perspectives
Main Hall 1/6/2019 09:30 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Sabri Hmida
Salute
Amr Okba
Cello Concerto (Egyptian Première)
Aziz El Shawan
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
Soloist:
Mirette Hanna, piano
Conductor:
Nayer Nagui




Tableaux à une Exposition
Saturday 15/6/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Ludwig van Beethoven
“Egmont” Overture op. 84
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra op. 61 in D major
Mussorgsky / Ravel
Pictures at an Exhibition
Soloist:
Ryu Goto, violin
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi
In Collaboration with Japan Cultural Foundation




The Cairo Symphony 60 Years Celebration
Saturday 22/6/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Ahmed El Saedi
Passacaglia for Full Orchestra
Saint Saens
Concerto for Cello & Orchestra No. 1 in A minor op. 33
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 9 (4th Movement)
Soloist:
Inès Abdel Daim, flute
Mohamed Ahmed, cello
Iman Moustafa, soprano
Jolie Faizy, alto
Amr Medhat, tenor
Reda El Wakil, Bass-Baritone
Choir Master:
Maya Gvineria
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi




Hits of Broadway
Selections from American Musicals
Saturday 29/6/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Soloist:
Gala El Hadidi, mezzo-soprano
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi
In Collaboration with American Embassy