Afghan Women's Orchestra: Concert

Ensemble Zohra

At this concert, the Afghan Women’s Orchestra (Ensemble Zohra) will perform side by side with OSJ players and students from Oxford schools and University.

Concert starts at 5pm

Afghan Traditional Ensemble

Conductor: Lauren Braithwaite

An-selsela-mo | Nainawaz, arr. Allegra Boggess

In Gham-e-be Haya | Salim Sarmast, arr. Lauren Braithwaite

Lal Meri Pat Rakhiyo | Ashiq Hussain, arr. Lauren Braithwaite

Zindegi Akhair Sarayad | Indian Bollywood, arr. Lauren Braithwaite

L’Epice d’Asie | Shin-Itchiro Yokoyama, arr. Lauren Braithwaite

Conductor: Dr Cayenna Ponchione

Sapida Dam Nau | Sadie Harrison

Greensleeves | Ralph Vaughan Williams, arr. Lauren Braithwaite

Conductor: Negin Khpolwak

Norwegian Dance no. 2 | Edvard Grieg, arr. Lauren Braithwaite

Farwardin | Salim Sarmast, arr. Lauren Braithwaite

Ay Shakhe Gul | Salim Sarmast, arr. Allegra Boggess

Meera Joota Hai Japani | Shankar Jaikishan, arr. Lauren Braithwaite

Sta Da Bangro Shrang | Nashenas, arr. Lauren Braithwaite

As part of this concert, we will perform Zanane sarbuland, a piece written especially for the orchestra to celebrate International Women’s Day. If you want to join the chorus, please find details here

This concert is part of a long-term commitment to helping the students of the National Institute of Music in Kabul.

For more information on the Afghan Womens Orchestra project, click here

Book tickets here


This is one of the events from the Afghan Women's Orchestra's residency. The full programme includes:

Thursday 14 March Schools concerts in Oxford at Wesley Memorial Hall
Thursday 14 March Panel discussion at Somerville
Friday 15 March Concert and fundraising event at British Museum for Afghan Embassy, London
Saturday 16 March Concert at Harrow Arts Centre
Sunday 17 March Side by side concert at the Sheldonian Theatre (including an opportunity to sing)!

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