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Season’s Opening Gala Concert
Saturday 9/9/2017 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Emanuel Chabrier
“España” Rhapsody for Orchestra
Zoltan Kodaly
Dances from Galanta
Franz Liszt
Dance Macabre for Piano and Orchestra
Piotr Ilitch Tchaikovsky
Nutcracker Suite op. 71
Alexander Borodin
Polovtsian Dances
A Cappella Choir
Soloist:
Tadashi Suenaga, piano
Choir Master:
Maya Gvineria
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi
In Collaboration with Japan Cultural Foundation




Aimez vous Brahms? (I)
Brahms four symphonies at the Occasion of his 120th Death Anniversary
Saturday 16/9/2017 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Ludwig van Beethoven
Overture to “Fidelio” op. 72b
Frédéric Chopin
Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor op. 11
Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 1 in C minor op. 68
Soloist:
Mirette Hanna, piano
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi




Aimez vous Brahms? (II)
Brahms four Symphonies at the Occasion of his 120th Death Anniversary
Saturday 23/9/2017 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Leonard Bernstein
Candide Overture
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major
Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 2 in D major op. 73
Soloist:
Janet Sung, violin
Conductor:
David Rudge
In Collaboration with American Embassy




Aimez vous Brahms? (III)
Brahms four symphonies at the occasion of his 120th Death Anniversary
Saturday 7/10/2017 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Ludwig van Beethoven
“Leonore III” Overture op. 72a
Ludwig van Beethoven
Triple Concerto in C Major Op. 56
Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 3 in F major op. 90
Soloist:
Marco Solinni, piano
Hossam Shehata, violin
Victoria Kapralova, violoncello
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi
In collaboration with Italian Cultural Institute




Aimez vous Brahms ? ( IV)
Brahms four symphonies at the occasion of his 120th Death Anniversary
Saturday 14/10/2017 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Ludwig van Beethoven
“Leonore I” Overture op. 138
Frédéric Chopin
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor op. 21
Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 4 in E minor op. 98
Soloist:
Salvatore Barbatano, piano
Conductor:
Nader Abbassi




Hungarian Flair
Saturday 21/10/2017 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Ferenc Erkel
Overture “Hunyadi László”
Franz Doppler
Concerto for 2 Flutes and Orchestra
Franz Doppler
Hungarian Fantasy for Flute and Orchestra
László Lajtha
Symphony No. 7
Soloist:
Inès Abdel Daim, flute
Peter Olah, flute
Conductor:
Istvan Dénes
In collaboration with Hungarian Cultural Center




The World of Cross Overs (I)
Saturday 28/10/2017 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
“A Jazzy Approach”
Soloist:
Ahmed Hamrouch
Nesma Mahgoub
Conductor:
Mohamed Saad Bacha




Tchaikovsky’s Fifth
Saturday 18/11/2017 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Ahmed El Saedi
Festive Overture
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A major K. 219
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 5 in E minor op. 64
Soloist:
Hassan Sharara, violin
Conductor:
Hisham Gabr




Great Works for Choir and Orchestra (I)
Hector Berlioz
Saturday 25/11/2017 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
“Roméo et Juliette”
Symphonie Dramatique op. 17
A Cappella Choir
Soloist:
Maria Cecilia Prado, mezzo soprano
Amr Medhat, tenor
Reda El-Wakil, bass
Choir Master:
Maya Gvineria
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi
In collaboration with Institut Culturel Francais




The World of Cross Overs (II)
“Compositions by Rageh Daoud”
Saturday 2/12/2017 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Program to be announced later
Soloist:
Inès Abdel Daim, flute
Conductor:
Nayer Nagui




Spanish Flair
Saturday 9/12/2017 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Ramz Sabri
Double Music for Violin, Cello and Orchestra op. 102
Pedro Vilarroig
Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra
César Franck
Symphony in D minor
Soloist:
Joaquin Franco, saxophone
Hossam Shehata, violin
Mohamed Salah, violoncello
Conductor:
Vicente Ariño Pellicer
In collaboration with Spanish Embassy




Cairo Symphony Chamber Orchestra (II)
A Baroque Christmas
Saturday 16/12/2017 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Alessandro Corelli
Christmas Concerto
Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto for Oboe, Violin and Strings in c minor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Recitativo ed Aria: Ch'io mi scordi di te?
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 39 in E flat Major K. 543
Soloist:
Laura Virtanen, violin
Wessam Ahmed, oboe
Iman Moustafa, soprano
Conductor:
Živa Ploj Peršuh
In Collaboration with Slovenian Embassy




Christmas Concert
Great Works for Choir and Orchestra (II)
Saturday 23/12/2017 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
L. v. Beethoven
Wellington’s Victory op. 91(Egyptian Premiere)
Camille Saint-Saens
Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor op. 33
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mass in C minor K. 427/417a
A Capella Choir
Soloist:
Misha Quint, cello
Ksenia Skorokhodova, soprano I
Dina Iskander, soprano II
Amr Medhat, tenor
Reda El Wakil, bass
Choir Master:
Maya Gvineria
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi




New Year’s Concerts 2018
Sunday 31/12/2017 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Works by Strauß Dynasty, Lehár, Kálmán etc...
A Capella Choir
Soloist:
Nicoleta Radu, soprano
Choir Master:
Maya Gvineria
Conductor:
Vasilis Tsiatsianis
In collaboration with Egyptian Philharmonic Society




Talents I
Saturday 6/1/2018 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Ludwig van Beethoven
"The Consecration of the House" Overture op. 124
Édouard Lalo
Symphonie Espagnole op. 21
Richard Strauss
Don Quixote
Fantastic Variations for Cello and Orchestra op. 35
Soloist:
Nadine Weber, violin
Kamel Salah , violoncello
Conductor:
Nader Abbassi
In collaboration with Austrian Embassy




Brahms Piano Concerti (I)
Saturday 20/1/2018 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“Magic Flute” Overture K. 622
Johannes Brahms
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor op. 15
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 5 in C minor op. 67
Soloist:
Mohamed Shams, piano
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi




The World of Cross Overs (III)
“Hits of American Films”
Saturday 27/1/2018 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
John Williams
Main Title from “Jaws”
Harry Poter Suite
Jurassic Park
Choral from Home Alone
Richard Rodgers
Sound of Music
John Corigliano
Red Violin
Alan Silvestri
Choral. from Forrest Gump
Back to the Future
Maurice Jarre
Lawrence of Arabia
Ennio Morricone
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
John Barry
James Bond Medley arranged by Stanley Black
James Newton Howards, Hans Zimmer
“The Dark Night Suite” from Batman
Steven Price
“Gravity” arranged by M. Gellner and W. Stanka
James Horner / Nino Rota & Ennio Morricone
Avatar Suite (Choir and Soprano) / The God Father
Soloist:
Hossam Shehata, violin
Amina Khairat, mezzo-soprano
Choir Master:
Maya Gvineria
Conductor:
Ahmed Atef
In Collaboration with American Embassy




Brahms Piano Concerti (II)
Saturday 3/2/2018 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Ludwig van Bethoven
“Zur Namensfeier” Overture op. 115
Johannes Brahms
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major op. 83
Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 4 in F minor op. 36
Soloist:
Wael Farouk, piano
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi




Valentine Concert
Saturday 10/2/2018 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Roberto Molinelli
“Operissimo”
Suite of Italian Opera Arias
for Saxophone and Orchestra
Astor Piazzolla
Tangos for Flute and Orchestra
Love Songs of the Beatles
for Saxophone and Chamber Orchestra
Soloist:
Inès Abdel Daim, flute
Federico Mondelici, saxophone
Conductor:
Federico Mondelici
In Collaboration with Italian Cultural Institute




Jazz Inspiration
Saturday 17/2/2018 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Dmitri Shostakovich
Jazz Suite No. 2
George Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue
Leonard Bernstein
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Soloist:
Ratko Delorko, Piano
Conductor:
Nayer Nagui
In Collaboration with German Embassy




Cairo Symphony Chamber Orchestra (III)
Saturday 24/2/2018 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Ludwig van Beethoven
“Coriolan” Overture op. 62
Camille Saint-Saens
Havanaise pour Violon et Orchestra op. 83
Maurice Ravel
“Tzigane” Rhapsodie pour Violon et Orchestre
Franz Danzi
Clarinet & Bassoon Concertino in B-flat major op. 47
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Symphony No. 4 in A major op. 90 “Italian”
Soloist:
Yasser El Serafi, violin
Mohamed Hamdi, clarinet
Tamer Fahmy, Bassoon
Conductor:
Isabella Ambrosini
In Collaboration with Italian Cultural Institute




Italian Flair
Saturday 3/3/2018 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Gioachino Rossini
Overture and Arias from Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Ottorino Respighi
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 4 in B flat major op. 60
Soloist:
Davide Alogna, violin
Jolie Faizy, mezzo soprano
Conductor:
Francesco di Mauro
In Collaboration with Italian Cultural Institute




Talents II
Saturday 10/3/2018 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Gamal Abdel Rahim
Rondo Baladi
Aram Khachaturian
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
Johannes Brahms
Serenade No. 1 in D Major Op. 11
Soloist:
Iyad Sughayer, piano
Conductor:
Mina Zikri




Spring Concert
Saturday 17/3/2018 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Mikhail Glinka
“Russlan and Ludmila” Overture
Alexander Aljabiev
Nachtigall for Soprano and Orchestra
George Enescu
“La Rhapsodie roumaine en la majeur op. 11 No. 1”
Georges Bizet
Carmen Prelude
Francois Borne
Fantasie brillante sur Carmen pour flute et orchestre
Reinhold Glière
Concerto for Coloratura Soprano and Orchestra
Maurice Ravel
Boléro
Soloist:
Inès Abdel Daim, flute
Tehmine Zaryan, soprano
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi




In Memory of Claude Debussy
(100th Anniversary of Death)
Saturday 24/3/2018 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Ludwig van Beethoven
“The Ruins of Athens” Overture op. 113
Edward Elgar
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor
Claude Debussy
“La mer” Trois Esquisses Symphoniques
Soloist:
Ayman El Hanbouli, cello
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi
In collaboration with French Cultural Institute




Easter Concert
Great Works for Choir and Orchestra (III)
Saturday 31/3/2018 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Ludwig van Beethoven
“Leonore II” Overture op. 72a
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major op. 35
Gabriel Fauré
Requiem op. 48
A Cappella Choir
Soloist:
Aiman Mussakhajayeva, violin
Iman Moustafa, soprano
Reda El Wakil, Bass
Choir Master:
Maya Gvineria
Conductor:
Hisham Gabr




Pre Tour Concert
Thursday 5/4/2018 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Ahmed El Saedi
Passacaglia für Großes Orchester
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Rococo Variations op. 33
Ludwig van Beethoven
Choir Fantasy op. 80
Camille Saint-Saens
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Capriccio Espagnol op. 34
Antonin Dvorak
Slavonic Dance op. 46 No. 1, No. 2 and No. 8
A Cappella Choir
Soloist:
Victoria Kapralova, violoncello
Salma Serour, violin
Yasser Mokhtar, piano
Choir Master:
Maya Gveneria
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi
In collaboration with French Culture Institute




Carmina Burana
Carl Orff
Saturday 14/4/2018 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Carmina Burana
Version for Choir, 2 Pianos and Percussion
A Capella Choir
Soloist:
Mona Rafla, soprano
Amr Medhat, tenor
Elhamy Amin, baritone
Choir Master:
Maya Gvineria
Conductor:
Adel Shalaby




“From the New World”
Saturday 21/4/2018 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Leonard Bernstein
Symphonic Suite from “On the Waterfront”
Samuel Barber
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra op. 38
Antonin Dvorak
Symphony No. 9 in E minor “New World
Soloist:
Seba Ali, piano
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi
In collaboration with American Embassy




Great Works for Choir and Orchestra IV
“Beethoven’s Mass in C”
Saturday 28/4/2018 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Ludwig van Beethoven
“Egmont” Overture op. 84
Camille Saint-Saens
Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major op. 103
Ludwig van Beethoven
Mass in C major op. 86
A Capella Choir
Soloist:
Ramzi Yassa, piano
Iman Moustafa, soprano
Gala El-Hadidi, alto
Hisham El Guindy, tenor
Reda El Wakil, bass
Choir Master:
Maya Gvineria
Conductor:
Nader Abbassi




Talents III
Saturday 12/5/2018 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Ludwig van Beethoven
“King Stephen” Overture op. 117
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major op. 15
Antonin Dvorak
Symphony No. 8 in G major op. 88
Soloist:
Mikolaj Wozniak
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi
In Collaboration with the Rahn Education




The World of Cross Overs (IV)
The Best Hits of Paul Mauriat
Saturday 19/5/2018 09.30 pm
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Paul Mauriat
L’amour est bleu
Paul Mauriat
Elise
Paul Mauriat
Caravan
Paul Mauriat
Butterfly
Rest of program to be announced
Conductor:
Magdy Boghdady
In collaboration with French Cultural Institutes




Egyptian Perspectives
Saturday 26/5/2018 09.30 pm
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Ahmed Abdalla
New Work for Ensemble (premiere)
Amr Okba
Alone, I am alone (Egyptian premiere)
Hrant Minas Keshishian
“Vocis Orientalis” for Orchestra
Nayer Nagui
“The Philosophy of Life” Poem by Elia Abou Madi
A Cappella Choir
Soloist:
Rehab Metawe, Arabic singer
Belal El Sheikh, Arabic singer
Choir Master:
May Gvineria
Conductor:
Nayer Nagui




“Orchestra Show Case”
Egyptian Work
Saturday 2/6/2018 09.30 pm
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E flat major K. 364
Georges Bizet
Symphony in C major
Soloist:
Yasser El Serafi, violin
Osama Farid, viola
Conductor:
Yasser El Serafi




Oriental Flair
Egyptian Work
Saturday 9/6/2018 09.30 pm
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Joseph Haydn
Cello Concerto in C major Hob. VIIb/1
Fikret Amirov
“Shur” Symphonic Mugam
Soloist:
Mahmoud Saleh, violoncello
Conductor:
Mohamed Sharara




La Fête de la Musique
Charles Gounod’s 200 birth anniversary
Saturday 23/6/2018 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Hector Berlioz
Overture Carnaval Romain
Édouard Lalo
Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in D minor
Charles Gounod
Symphony No. 2 in E-flat major
Soloist:
Hassan Moataz
Conductor:
Hisham Gabr
In collaboration with French Cultural Center




International Master Class for Conductors
Laureates Concert
Saturday 30/6/2018 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Igor Stravinsky
The Firebird Suite (1919)
Johannes Brahms
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major op. 77
Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 4 in G major
Soloist:
Abada Ahmed, violin
Mona Rafla, soprano
Conductor:
Laureates of the Workshop