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News, 3/3/2014

The Musical Bridge is back to Cairo

The annual Egyptian-Finnish Musical Bridge will gather some musical maestros and young talents in Cairo. The events will be held at Cairo Opera House and at the Arab Music Institute 10th - 15th of March 2014. This time music lovers will be treated to famous opera arias and a chamber music concert. Concerts are free of charge.

Ralf GothóniPicture: Ralf Gothóni

In addition to the opera and chamber music concerts, the Musical Bridge also includes a whole week of workshops and training for young Egyptian musicians and singers. This year they will be instructed by opera director Eija Tolpo, professor Mark Gothóni, cellist Yuko Miyagawa, and voice trainer Conrad Garno.

The Musical Bridge is the result of cooperation between the Finnish pianist and conductor Ralp Gothóni and the Cairo Opera House. The Musical Bridge has been annually organized since 2007.

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.

Concer schedule:

Monday 10th of March, Cairo Opera House, at 8pm

Symphonic Orchestra Night

Wednesday 12th of March, The Arab Music Institute, 8pm

Chamber Music

Saturday 15th of March, The Arab Music Institute, 8pm

Opera Concert

All concert are free admission.

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Updated 3/3/2014

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