Alexandria-based classic ensemble Medley Quartet - Photo courtesy of Medley Quartet official Facebook page
CAIRO – 17 December 2017: For the first time, Alexandrian four classic musicians called Medley Quartet will be staging a joint performance with flute and piccolo player at the Cairo Opera House Huda Mahmoud in Cairo at the Theater of Arabic Music Institute on Friday.
Medley Quartet is a string band of four classical musicians, Salma Balba plays first violin, Shadan Osama plays second violin, Nouran Hossam plays viola and Mohamed El Sayegh plays cello. This is the first concert for the ensemble after 10 months of absence.
“To guarantee for the audience wide-ranged repertoire on stage, we’d always love to share it with a new guest” Salma Balbaa, violinist in Medley Quartet band told Egypt Today.
She also added that diversity in music instruments and distribution will help the audience grasp what the band plays better and differently each concert.
Established in Alexandria in 2015, the ensemble aims to break the mistaken common conception about classic music.
“Classic music lovers shouldn’t only go to the Opera to listen for to their favorite music and musicians don’t have to produce their works in specific art venues as long as they’re professional musicians,” Balbaa pointed out.
Medley Quartet has previously performed in joint performances with Mahmoud, Oud player Shady Ibrahim, and Nour a Tambourine player, in several concerts in Alexandria throughout venues such as Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Teatro Eskndria, Jesuit Cultural Centre and Janaklees Studio.