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Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey, conductor
Qais Essar, rubab
Shahbaz Hussain, tabla

Sheldonian Theatre

Broad St,

Oxford OX1 3AZ

15 June 2023, 7.30pm

First Church

11 Garden Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts

20 March 2023, 7.00pm

Free but booking recommended!


Drama Studio, University of Sheffield

Shearwood Rd, Broomhall

Sheffield S10 2TD

10 February 2023, 6.00pm

The pre-concert talk is free, but the concert following with Elaha Soroor, Giuliano Modarelli and Shahbaz Hussain is ticketed.


11-17 Stoke Newington Road
N16 8BH

5 July 2022, 7.30pm

New music by Afghan composers in exile or hiding, performed by the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey, with guest performers on traditional Afghan instruments. 

Saphwat Simab   Rubab

Shahbaz Hussain  Tabla

Yusuf Mahmoud   Harmonium/voice

Mehboob Nadeem   Sitar

William Rees Hoffman  Dutar

w/special guest appearance by Ustad Asif Mahmoud  Tabla

and Singers from the King's College London Chapel Choir and Imperial College Chamber Choir


This concert is presented with the generous support of The Henfrey Charitable Trust, The New Music Commission Fund, The University of Sheffield, Sir Howard and Lady Stringer, Jon & Julia Aisbitt, Sir Winfried Bischoff, David and Elizabeth Ure, and individual donors.

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