Horus eye from the Horus Ensemble website, undated – Horus Ensemble Website
CAIRO – 23 February 2018: The Egyptian musical team 'Horus Ensemble' will be performing renditions of classical music at the Cairo Opera House on March 2.
The 'Horus Ensemble' has been operating since 2002, founded by husband and wife team Basma Abdel-Rahim on Violins and Kamel Salah Eldin on Cello, Egyptians who currently live and work in Frankfurt, Germany. Taking their name after the Ancient Egyptian God Horus, the ensemble will be performing classical works called the “Gems of the Classical Age”, which includes pieces from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Danzi, Joseph Haydn and Gioachino Rossini.
The ensemble is composed of numerous musicians experienced in period instruments and members of the Frankfurt Opera Orchestra, including the likes of Ludwig Hampe on Violin, Alfredo Bernardini on Oboe and Alberto Grazzi on the bassoon.
According to the Horus Ensemble's official website, their repertoire includes instrumental and vocal works from the early baroque to the classical and pre-romantic periods. In 2009 the ensemble performed a programme of dance music in the French baroque style, which was very well-received and sold out.