The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, led by Czech conductor Ji?í Petrdlík who took over at the beginning of March, is to perform a night of European classical music under the theme of "Drawing in Music."
The evening will include "Mathis der Maler" (Matthias the Painter) symphony, one of the best-known works by 20th century German composer Paul Hindemith and "Three Walks in Zamalek", a bassoon concerto by John Baboukis, composer and director of music at the American University in Cairo.
Also on the programme is "Pictures at an Exhibition" for piano and orchestra. Composed by the 19th century Russian composer Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky for solo piano and orchestra, this version was arranged by 20th century French composer Maurice Ravel, most famous for orchestral piece "Bolero."
The soloist for the evening is Tamer Fahmy Kamal on bassoon.
Saturday, 10 March, 8pm
Cairo Opera House, Main Hall