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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 Albersten, 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
A Cappella Choir
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
Conductor:
Kris Stroobants




Nordic Flair
Saturday 12/1/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Aziz El Shawan
Intermezzo from “Anas Elwegoud”
P. de Sarasate
Carmen fantasy op. 25
J. Sibelius
Symphony No. 2 in D major op. 43
Soloist:
Abada Ahmed, violin
Conductor:
Hisham Gabr
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 Bossone, 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
F. Schubert
Overture in C major "In the Italian Style", D. 591
Antonio Pasculli
Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra
Piotr Ilitch Tchaikovsky
Suite No. 2 in C major "Charactéristique", Op. 53
Soloist:
Wessam Amin, oboe
Conductor:
Magdy Boghdady




Cross Overs II
Plaisir d’amour
Saturday 9/2/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Nino Rota
La Strada, suite from the ballet for orchestra
Massimo Morganti
Four French Songs for saxophone and orchestra
Pedro Iturralde
Suite Hellénique (Arr. Roberto Granata)
Astor Piazzolla
Adios Nonino
Escualo
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
Aaron Copland
Fanfare for the common man
El Salon Mexico
Samuel Barber
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
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
Ludwig van Beethoven
Concerto for Piano & Orchestra No. 4 in G Major op. 58
H. Berlioz
Roméo et Juliette (Selections)
A Cappella Choir
Soloist:
Rosalia Lasheras, piano
Anna Maria Chiuri, mezzo soprano
Amr Medhat, tenor
Reda El Wakil, bass
Choir Master:
Maya Gvineria
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi
In collaboration with Italian Cultural Institute




Hector Berlioz Anniversary (II)
Saturday 9/3/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Hector Berlioz
Le Carnaval Romain op. 9 - overture
S. Rachmaninov
Concerto for Piano & Orchestra No. 2 in C minor op. 18
R. Wagner
Tristan und Isolde - Vorspiel und Liebstod
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Vorspiel
Soloist:
Iman Moustafa, soprano
Ramzi Yassa, piano
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
Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra in A minor op. 102
Soloist:
Abada Ahmed, violin
Hossam Shehata, violin
Zita Varga, 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
T. Vitali
Chaconne for Violin and orchestra
P. de Sarasate
“Zigeunerweisen” for Violin and Orchestra
G. Bizet
Symphony in C major
Soloist:
Jana Samer, violin
Rana Abdel-Wahab, violin
Conductor:
Ahmed Atef




Easter Concert
Saturday 13/4/2019 08.00 pm
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Gioachino Rossini
Stabat Mater
A Cappella Choir
Soloist:
Iman Moustafa, soprano
Jolie Faizy, mezzo-soprano
Amr Medhat, Tenor
Reda El Wakil, bass
Choir Master:
Maya Gvineria
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi
In collaboration with Italian Cultural Institute




Panorama
Saturday 20/4/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
W. A. Mozart
Le nozze di Figaro, Overture
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in C major K. 415
J. Sibelius
Humoresques for Violin and Orchestra
E. Grieg
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 op. 46
Soloist:
Francesca Khalifa, piano
Laura Virtanen, violin
Conductor:
Nader Abbassi
In collaboration with Italian Cultural Institute




Spring Concert
Tuesday 30/4/2019 08.00 pm
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Capriccio Espagnol op. 34
Frédéric Chopin
Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante in E-flat major Op. 22
Zoltan Kodaly
Dances from Galanta
Piotr Ilitch Tchaikovsky
Capriccio Italien op. 45
Soloist:
Yasser Mokhtar, piano
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
A Cappella Choir
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
S. Rachmaninov
Vocalise for Violin and Orchestra
Peter Ilitch Tchaikovsky
Sérénade mélancolique for Violin and Orchestra
J. Haydn
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in C major Hob. VIIb/1
L. van Beethoven
Symphony No. 2 in D major op. 36
Soloist:
Shady Darwich, cello
Yasser El Serafi, violin
Conductor:
Yasser El Serafi




Oriental Flair
Saturday 25/5/2019 09.30 pm
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Carl Nielsen
Aladdin suite op 34
N. Rimsky-Korsakov
“Scheherazade” Symphonic Suite op. 35
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)
Mohamed Abdel Wahab
Al Mawled for choir and orchestra
Alaa Eddin Mustafa
Overture
Soloist:
Peter Tilling, cello
Choir Master:
Maya Gvineria
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




Fête de la musique
Hommage à Notre Dame de Paris
Saturday 22/6/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Franz Schmidt
Itermezzo & Carnival music from opera Notre Dame
Saint-Saëns
Concerto for Cello & Orchestra No. 1 in A minor op. 33
Ottorino Respighi
Fontane di Roma
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 9 (4th Movement)
Soloist:
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 My Fair Lady, Phantom of the Opera, Kiss me Kate etc..
Saturday 29/6/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Soloist:
Ulrike Hallas, soprano
Gala El Hadidi, mezzo-soprano
Amr Medhat, tenor
Choir Master:
Maya Gvineria
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi
In Collaboration with American Embassy




Romantic Approach
Saturday 21/9/2019 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