Beethoven strikes again

On Saturday 16 June, the Cairo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ahmed El Saedi performed two great works: Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade … More

I think and I feel

Published in Al Ahram Weekly It was not the first time for Jiri Petrdlik to conduct the Cairo Symphony Orchestra. … More

Talent for the times

Published in Al Ahram Weekly On Thursday 29 December, over 20 students of Sobhi Bidair’s took the stage to perform … More

Christmas core

Published on 5 Jan 2012 in Al Ahram Weekly One of the core elements of Christmas around the world is … More

An isolated Christmas

On 17 December, the Cairo Opera House Main Hall invited the audience to the annual Christmas Concert of the Cairo … More

East-west bonanza

On 7 and 8 December, the Cairo Opera Ballet Company presented Ballet Lorkiana with El Leila El Kebira at the … More

Carols for the Islamists

This year Santa Claus comes to Egypt under very difficult social, religious and political circumstances. With all the changes taking … More

Tunisia’s creative documents

From protagonists and documentarians, today, Tunisian photographers – and other artists – went on to becoming commentators on the unfolding … More

Africa through the lens

A rich source of reflection and an important wake-up call: Ati Metwaly reports from the 9th Rencontres de Bamako photography … More

A dose of Mozart

One-act operas, especially when they are by Mozart, add immeasurably to any opera company’s repertoire. Published on 3 November 2011 … More

A matter of fulfilment

Kodaly: Dances of Galanta for orchestra; Szymanowski: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 Op. 35; Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 … More

Seasonal concerns

The Cairo Symphony Orchestra has only announced the first four concerts of the new season so the audience still awaits … More

Sacred voices

At the Hayy Festival, Ati Metwaly joins in the invocations Published on 25 August 2011 in Al Ahram Weekly The … More

Gems in dust

Enjoying the breeze at the Citadel Summer Festival… almost Published on 28 July 2011 in Al Ahram Weekly Despite the … More