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Despite Unrest, Black Tie Concert at Egyptian Ambassador’s Residence Still on Schedule–for the Moment

EgyptWhile most D.C. residents glued to events in Egypt right are probably focusing on whether or not Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is finally going to take a hint and resign, classical music lovers may have a more local consideration in mind, as well.

See, the Egyptian Ambassador’s residence signed up as part of the "Embassy Series: Uniting People through Musical Diplomacy" to play host to a recital of violinist Caroline Chéhadé, a musician who has won, amongst other accolades, the Prix d’Europe. For $150 each, music lovers were invited to a black-tie reception and concert at the Egyptian Ambassador’s residence, home to “a rare museum of ancient Egyptian artifacts.”

But now with the conflict going on in Egypt, there’s some who question whether or not the March 4 concert will still go on—or at least be forced to move to a residence whose ambassador’s government isn’t embroiled in massive protests.

Checking on this, Washington City Paper contacted the Embassy Series both yesterday and today. Though they say everything is still up in the air and could change at any time, at the moment the concert is scheduled to go on as planned. They’re planning to meet with the ambassador later this month, and we’ll keep you updated on whether or not the concert’s moving locations, or being cancelled altogether.

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