Campus 2007
Egypt

To the Campus 2007 the Orchestra of the Cairo Conservatory of Music was invited. The ensemble is renowned for being a talent factory in Egypt and the entire Arabic world. It was founded in 1967 and performed its first public concert in 1969 under its principal conductor, Sayed Awad. The orchestra has been increasing its cooperation with international conductors and soloists since 1974. It undertook several successful tours, including visits to Italy, Germany, Yugoslavia and the USA. It was also a guest at international festivals in Austria and Scotland.
Besides regular appearances in Egypt, international activities have increasingly been the focus of the orchestra’s work since 1997. It was one of the prize-winners at the International Festival for Youth Orchestras in Moscow in 1998. During the same year, it undertook a comprehensive concert tour of Germany, during which it appeared in Bonn. The tour concluded with a workshop carried out in cooperation with the Academy of Music in Essen. In April 2001, the orchestra received further prizes at the International Festival for Youth Orchestras in Murcia, Spain. From 1999 to 2002 it was conducted by the Russian guest conductor Mikhail Koskhlov. He was succeeded by the Bulgarian Ivan Filev.

Campus Concert,  7.9.2007, Beethovenhalle
Mohamed Saad Basha:
Entizar for lute and orchestra
(world premiere, commissioned by Deutsche Welle)

Benjamin Britten:
Simple Symphony op. 4

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Symphony No. 2 D-Major op. 36

Ivan Filev, conductor
Hisham Issam, lute
Khaled Abo Hegazy, riqq

Campus Workshop, 11.9.2007, Beethovenhalle
Carl Maria von Weber:
Ouverture to the opera Oberon

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Concert for piano and orchestra No.3 C-Minor op. 37

Benjamin Britten:
The young person’s guide to the Orchestra op. 34

Peter Gülke, conductor
Mohamed Shams El Din, piano

Concert of the Cairo Conservatory Orchestra © Barbara Frommann

Cairo Conservatory Orchestra