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15th Annual International Summer Festival launches July 10

Fri, Jul. 7, 2017
CAIRO - 7 July 2017: The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) Arts Center announced that the 15th Annual International Summer Festival will kick off on Monday, July 10, running until Saturday, August 26.

The International Summer Festival is a massive music and arts festival organized by the BA Arts Center with the goal of adding a “colourful taste” to summers in Alexandria, as explained in their mission statement. Attracting a diverse audience through its combination of classical Egyptian art, new and varied mediums of art and music, and the 2017 addition will house more than 60 versatile artistic events, varying between music, theatre, cinema and dance.

The festival program will host various concerts featuring several prominent Egyptian stars such as Ali el-Haggar, Hany Shaker and Hanan Mady. Egyptian mega star and Alexandria native, Angham will give a concert to conclude the festival on Wednesday, August 26.

This year’s festival will witness the participation of a group of young singers including Mohamed Mohsen, Dina el-Wedidi, Ali el-Helbawy and May Abdel Aziz. The participating Egyptian musicians contain the renowned musician Omar Khairat, Fouad and Mounib, Ahmed Rabie and Hisham Kharma. The program also houses concerts by Moroccan artist Oum, Tareq al-Nasser from Jordan, Nasser el-Mizdawi from Libya and Asia Madani from Sudan.

Numerous musical bands will also be taking part in this year’s festival such as Cairokee band, Black Theama, Massar Egbari, Andromedia and Wust El Balad. Nine theatrical shows, dance shows, and stand-up comedy performances are scheduled in the program.

The opening ceremony and activities for the festival focuses on highlighting culture of China, the guest of honor for the 2017 festival. In a celebration expected to last until July 12, there will be a Xinjiang photo exhibition, Xinjiang’s national musical instruments exhibition, three Chinese film screenings and Xinjiang national dance performance.

The festival program
From Monday July 10 to Wednesday July 12
Experience China 2017

Monday, July 10
Opening Ceremony: Speech, 12:00 p.m.
Opening of Colorful Impression - Xinjiang Photography Exhibition
Lingering Melody - Xinjiang Ethnic Musical Instrument Exhibition
Eastern Exhibition Hall, 1:00 p.m.

Cinema: Genuine Love
Small Theatre, 6:00 p.m.
DanSinging in the Air - Xinjiang Folk Singing and Dancing Performance
Great Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 11
Cinema: Where the Dream Begins
Small Theatre, 6:00 p.m.
DanSinging in the Air - Xinjiang Folk Singing and Dancing Performance
Great Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 12
Cinema: This Is What Money Is
Small Theatre, 6:00 p.m.
DanSinging in the Air - Xinjiang Folk Singing and Dancing Performance
Great Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 13
Concert: Tarek El-Naser, Jordan
Great Hall, 8:30 p.m. Tickets: LE 50

Friday, July 14
Concert: Hanan Mady
Great Hall, 8:30 p.m. Tickets: LE 60

Saturday, July 15
Concert: Gala Concert - BA Orchestra
Soloist: Mona Wasef (Harp) – Israa Abdel Aziz (Piano)
Conductor Nayer Nagy
Great Hall, 8:30 p.m.. Ticket: LE 25

Sunday, July 16
Concert: Hawas Band
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 35, Standing.

Monday, July 17
Concert: The Singers
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 30

Tuesday, July 18
Concert: El Dor El Awal
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 40

Wednesday, July 19
Concert: Music cocktail - BA Orchestra
Violin soloist and conductor: Khaled Shewikh
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 25

Thursday, July 20
Concert: Massar Egbari
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Tickets: LE 75, Standing.

Friday, July 21
Concert: Hany Shaker
Great Hall, 8:30 p.m. Tickets: LE 350, 250, 200, 100

Family Day
Musical Performance
Plaza, 3:30 p.m.
Workshops and Activities for Children
The Tent, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Concert: Ebn El Balad and Arts Education concert
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m.
Ticket for child: LE 25
Ticket for the parent: LE 10
Tickets for the concert: LE 29

Saturday, July 22
Concert: Nasser El Noby and Gemiza
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m.. Ticket: LE 25

Concert: Due Oud
Small Theatre, 8:30 p.m.. Ticket: LE 50

Sunday, July 23
Concert: May Abd El Aziz
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 50

Monday, July 24
Concert: Shaware3na & Karakeeb
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 40, Standing.

Tuesday, July 25
Concert: Sama3i
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 30

Wednesday, July 26
Concert: Mostafa Rezk
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 35

Cinema: Les Petits Chats
Directed by Sherif Nakhla
Egypt, Documentary, 2015, 80 minutes
Arabic dialogue with English subtitles
Small Theatre, 7:00 p.m., free entry
A discussion with the director after the screening.

Thursday, July 28
Concert: Nasser El Mezdawy
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 30

Theatrical Performance: Jacket Pocket
Adapted and directed by Fathy el-Nakeeb
Based on Khaled Elsawy’s play The Ring
Artistic Night Group
Small Theatre, 8:30 p.m.
Ticket: LE 15 (LE 10 for students)

Friday, July 28
Concert: Oum, Morocco
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 50, Standing.

Saturday, July 29
Concert: Black Thema
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Tickets: LE 75, Standing.

Theatrical Performance: A place with the pigs
Small Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 15 (LE 10 for students)

Sunday, July 30
Concert: Azrak Samawy & Wasla Band
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 30, Standing.

Monday, July 31
Concert: Aqsa Elwasat
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 30

Theatrical Performance: Walad we Bent
Small Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 15 (LE 10 for students)

Tuesday, August 1
Jazz Concert: Jazz drumming Ahmed Rabie
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 35

Wednesday, August 2
Concert: Almena
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Tickets: LE 30, Standing.

Theatrical Performance: An indoor night
Directed by Sameh Elhadary
Bedaya Group
Great Hall, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 15 (LE 10 for students)

Thursday, August 3
Concert: Asia Medany, Sudan
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 30

Stand-up Comedy: The Comedy Bunch
Great Hall, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 60

Friday, August 4
Jazz Concert: Boghdady Jazz Big Band
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 10



Saturday, August 5
Concert: Malaz & Khayal
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 40, Standing.

Sunday, August 6
Concert: Karar Ezala & Soror
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Tickets: LE 35, Standing.

Monday and Tuesday, August 7 & 8
Concert: Omar Khairat
Great Hall, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 150, 250, 350 and 450

Wednesday, August 9
Concert: RT Nuba
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Tickets: LE 20, Standing.

Thursday, August 10
Concert: Tarabi3a
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 30

Dance Performance: Al-Wahag for Ballet and Free Dance
Directed and choreographed by Sherif El-Gendy
Great Hall, 8:30 p.m.
Ticket: LE 30 (LE 20 for students)

Friday, 11 August
Family Day
Concert: Hisham Kharma
Open Air Theatre; 8:30 p.m. Ticket: EGP 60.-

Family Day 2
Clown Performance
The Plaza, 4:00 p.m.
Workshops and Activities for children
The Tent, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Marionette Performance, produced by the Arts School
Duration 45 minutes
Great Hall, 8:30 p.m.
Ticket for child: LE 25
Ticket for the parent: LE 10
Ticket for attend the play: LE 18

Saturday, August 12
Concert: Cairokee
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Tickets: LE 75, Standing.

Sunday, August 13
Concert: High Dam
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 35, Standing.


Cinema: Underground/On the Surface
Directed by Salma El-Tarzi
Egypt, Documentary, 2013, 68 minutes
Arabic dialogue with English subtitles
A discussion with the director after the screening
Small Theatre, 7:00p.m., Free Entry

Dance Performance: National Palestine troupe
Great Hall, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 15

Monday, August 14
Concert: Aly El-Helbawy
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 50

Tuesday, August 15
Concert: Sefsafa and Meshwar,
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 30, Standing.

Theatre: The night of the murder in Jenin
Playwright Abou Ella Elsalamony
Choreographed and directed by Mohamed Abd Elsabour
Small Theatre, 8:00 p.m. Ticket: LE 15 (LE 10 for students)

Wednesday, August 16
Concert: Elhadarah
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 55

Theatrical Performance: The Marathon
Directed by Ahmed Samir
Great Hall, 8:30 p.m.
Ticket: LE 15 (LE 10 for students)

Thursday, August 17
Concert: Fouad & Monib
Open Air Theatre 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 50

Reading Performance to the novel Sarcophage
Author Nora Amin
With Fayrouz Karawya and Nader Sami
Small Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Free Entry

Concert: BA Youth Orchestra
Conductor: Shady Abd Elsalam
Great Hall, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 25

Friday, August 18
Concert: Ali Elhagar
Great Hall, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 60, 100 and 150

Saturday, August 19
Concert: Almawlawya
Great Hall, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 45 and 60

Sunday, August 20
Folk Dance: Ganoub Elwady
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 20

Monday, August 21
Concert: BA Orchestra
Memories 3
Soloist: Ahmed Harfoush – Dalia Farid
Conductor: Mohamed Sead basha
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 25

Monday, August 21-Wednesday, August 23
Theatrical Performance: Eagle disappearance
Directed by Ahmed Asker
Small Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 20

Tuesday, August 22
Concert: Mohamed Mohsen
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 75, 100

Wednesday, August 23
Concert: Andromida
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 75

Thursday, August 24
Concert: Dina El Wedidi
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m.. Ticket: LE 60, 80

Friday, August 25
Concert: H.O.H
Open Air Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Ticket: LE 75

Saturday, August 26
Closing ceremony of the 15th Annual International Summer Festival
Angham
Great Hall, 8:30 p.m. Tickets: LE 350, 250, 200, and 150


 
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