NYE at the Symphony: Where to ring in 2016 in Egypt
Cairo Opera House will be a festive place to ring in 2016. (Facebook)
New Year doesn't really begin if not inaugurated by vivacious polkas, marches and splendid waltzes. All around the world, music ensembles, small and big orchestras prepare a special programme for their audiences.
Egypt is no exception to the rule...
The Cairo Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by Marcello Mottadelli and the soloist of the evening will be soprano Veronika Groiss from Belarus.
The concert will include famous compositions by Strauss family, Franz Lehár and Emmerich Kálmán, among others. The event will be repeated in Alexandria on 1 January 2016.
In Alexandria, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Orchestra will be conducted by Nayer Nagui.
The evening will be joined by Jordanian soprano Dina Bawab and will also include famed compositions performed during the New Year's celebrations by Strauss, Lehár and others.
Thursday 31 December
Cairo: Cairo Symphony Orchestra at the Cairo Opera House, main hall, 8pm
Alexandria: Bibliotheca Alexandrina Orchestra at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, great hall, 7pm
Friday 1 January, 8pm
Alexandria: Cairo Symphony Orchestra at the Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre), 22 El-Horreya Road, Raml Station, 8pm