UK Contemporary Composers Portrait I
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Feb 19, 2014 8:00pm
Organized by: The American University in Cairo
British Council
Venue: Ewart Memorial Hall, AUC Tahrir Campus
Address: 113 Kasr El Aini Street,
Entrance from Mohamed Mahmoud Street.

As part of a year-long collaboration between the British Council and the European-Egyptian Contemporary Music Society, the Egyptian Contemporary Music Ensemble will perform the pieces 'Hidden Voice 2' (1999) by Jonathan Harvey, 'Igor, the bird who couldn't sing' (2011) by Luke Bedford and 'Secret Theatre' (1984) by Sir Harrison Birtwistle. There will also be a screening of the short film A Mind of Winter (George Benjamin) by Barrie Gavin. The Ensemble will be conducted by Rossen Gergov. Opera singer Neveen Allouba will narrate 'Igor, the bird who couldn't sing'.

Jonathan Harvey: Hidden Voice 2 (1999)
Luke Bedford: Igor, The Bird Who Couldn’t Sing (2011)
FILM SCREENING: Barrie Gavin: A Mind of Winter (George Benjamin) (2010)
Sir Harrison Birtwistle: Secret Theatre (1984)
Hossam Shehata, violin I Tamer Kamal, bassoon
Ahmed Kamal, violin II Beram Elmarghany, horn I
Rasha Yehia, viola Akiko Nishimura, horn II
Shady Ishaq, violoncello Tarek Raouf, trumpet
Samar Talat, double bass Mohamed Gamal, trombone
Peter Olah, flute Toaa Aly Abdel Rehiem, percussion
Moustapha Elaraby, oboe Sophie Patey, piano
Sherif El Razzaz, clarinet
Conductor: Rossen Gergov
Narrator for ‘Igor, the Bird Who Couldn’t Sing’: Neveen Allouba

In collaboration with the AUC Center for the Arts and with the support of the British Council Egypt.