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News, 3/5/2013

The Musical Bridge brings concerts to Cairo

The Egyptian-Finnish Musical bridge returns to Cairo on 28 and 29 March. The events will be held at the Arab Music Institute. This time music lovers will be treated to famous opera Arias and a chamber music concert. Both concerts have free admission, and they begin at 8 PM.

Ralf GothóniPicture: Ralf Gothóni

The Musical Bridge is the result of cooperation between the Finnish pianist and conductor Ralp Gothóni and the Cairo Opera House. The Bridge was first organized in 2007, so this will be the sixth year this music event is held.

In addition to the opera and chamber music concerts, the Musical Bridge also includes a whole week of workshops and training for over thirty young Egyptian musicians and singers. This year they will be instructed by opera director Eija Tolpo, professor Mark Gothóni, flutists Ilpo Mansnerus and Anja Voipio, cellist Yuko Miyagawa, and professor Ralf Gothóni.

The aspiration of the Musical Bridge is to work as an actual bridge between Finland and Egypt in cultural affairs, and to train promising Egyptian musicians and singers. Some of those young talents will be invited to perform at Finnish music festivals, such as the Savonlinna Opera Festival.

We hope to see all of you at this wonderful event!

The flyer for the Musical Bridge (447 kt): pdfMusical Bridge flyer

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Updated 3/11/2013


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