Cairo Symphony Orchestra commemorates passing anniversary of Italian poet Dante Alighieri on Sept. 18


Thu, 16 Sep 2021 - 01:03 GMT

FILE - Cairo Symphony Orchestra

FILE - Cairo Symphony Orchestra

CAIRO – 16 September 2021: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra will commemorate the passing anniversary of one of the greatest poets in history; the famous Italian poet Dante, on September 18 at 8 p.m. in a celebration held at the Cairo Opera House’s Grand Theater.




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, Sibelius Orchestra, and Dante's Symphony, written by Franz Liszt in the second half of the eighteenth century.




Dante Alighieri is an Italian poet, born in Florence in 1265 and is known by his first name. 




He wrote many works of poetry, the most important of which was the epic poem “The Divine Comedy,” which includes three sections: Hell, Purgatory and Paradise. Critics considered it the greatest literary statement produced by Europe during the Middle Ages and a masterpiece of the world literature.




Dante died in Ravenna on September 14, 1321, after contracting malaria.





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