DOSSIER – Cairo Symphony Orchestra
CAIRO – September 16, 2021: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra will commemorate the death of one of the greatest poets in history; the famous Italian poet Dante, on September 18 at 8 p.m. during a celebration held at the Grand Theater of the Cairo Opera.
The celebration will be led by Maestro Hisham Gabr. Violinist Ahmed Mounib, accompanied by the Acapella Choir, will participate in the celebration.
The program includes the Violin Concerto, the Sibelius Orchestra and Dante’s Symphony, written by Franz Liszt in the second half of the 18th century.
Dante Alighieri is an Italian poet, born in Florence in 1265 and known by his first name.
He wrote numerous works of poetry, the most important of which was the epic poem “The Divine Comedy”, which has three sections: Hell, Purgatory and Heaven. Critics considered it the greatest literary statement produced by Europe in the Middle Ages and a masterpiece of world literature.
Dante died in Ravenna on September 14, 1321, after contracting malaria.