Jews of Egypt

Amir Ramses looks beyond the 20th century exodus of Jews Published in The Majalla There is no census that would … More

I wish I was French

Published in Al Ahram Weekly. J’aurais voulu etre egyptien (I Wish I Was Egyptian), recently performed in Egypt, is a … More

Aida opens Opera season

The upcoming performances of Verdi’s Aida scheduled for four evenings at the Cairo Opera House remind us of the significance … More

Silence of the Lambs

The Pussy Riot controversy follows the classical mould of the struggle for freedom of expression, and unveils a typical authoritarian … More

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