Music from Egypt – coming your way

Music from Egypt – coming your way


norman lebrecht

February 25, 2011

Try this. Couldn’t be more topical. I’m in the northeast that night, otherwise I’d be there.


Four UK premières from the new generation of Egyptian composers and music from Egypt’s first School of Composition.

This latest concert in the Al Farabi Concerto series presents new music from Egypt, juxtaposed with works from the first Egyptian school of classical composition, connecting past and present.

The Composers Ensemble perform music by

Gamal Abdel-Rahim Piano Trio; Lotus Pond 
Aziz El-Shawan Meditations; Rondo
Halim El-Dabh Mekta in the art of Kita; It is Dark and Damp 
Nahla Mattar Three
Amr Okba Integration 
Ramz Sabry Samy New work 
Patrick Bishay