The Orchestral Music of Afghanistan


15 June 2023

15 June 2023
Sheldonian Theatre
Broad Street

15 June @ 7.30pm

Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ
01865 277299
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The Orchestral Music of Afghanistan with Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
The Orchestral Music of Afghanistan with Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

About The Orchestral Music of Afghanistan

Featuring new compositions by Afghan composers living in exile, this concert celebrates the rich history of traditional Afghan music and explores how that tradition can be maintained and expanded globally at a time when making music in Afghanistan is forbidden. 

Curated and conducted by Oxford Philharmonic’s Conducting Fellow Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey, the Orchestra will be joined by guest performers on traditional Afghan instruments to give performances of recently composed works by composers Elaha Soroor, Milad Yousufi, Arson Fahim, Meena Karimi, Mohsen Saifi, Qambar Nawshad, Ghafar Maliknezhad, Qudrat Wasefi and Zalai Pakta.


£10.00 – £30.00 (Student from £5.00)

Book tickets via the event website or call Oxford Philharmonic‘s Box Office on 01865 980980 (Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm).

Please see important ticketing information below.

Ticketing information

Full price – £10.00, £16.00, £22.00, £30.00
Student price – from £5.00

130 minutes, including an interval of 20 minutes.

Doors open at 7.00pm in readiness for a 7.30pm concert start.

Age guidance:
Suitable for ages 6+


01865 980980

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