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)!