Sun 4 Sep 2022, 4pm

CBSO Centre

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A musical fusing of continents and celebration of cultures, with live music from Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. New music pieces from Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan & Birmingham musicians. With Rohan de Saram, Ondřej Adámek, Neel Kamrul and Shigeko Hata.  

Rohan de Saram is a British-born Sri Lankan cellist who, until his 30s made his name as a classical artist. He has since become an advocate of contemporary music and we are very excited to hear his new piece commissioned for his second instrument the Sri Lankan Kandyan drum.

On his new piece Ondřej states; "The ensemble is conducted, there is not much improvisation, its a very rythmical piece that we have to rehearse a lot in a classical way, the result will be something between contemporary and South Asian music."

Take part in this musical celebration of cultures.


Neel Kamrul Voice

Rohan de Saram Kandyan drum

Suren de Saram Drums

Shigeko Hata Voice

Ondřej Adámek Conductor



Ondřej Adámek, b.1979, 

Karakuri (2011), 20'

Whence comes the voice? World Premiere Sound Investment commission for Neel Kamrul, Shigeko Hata

Supported by Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.


Rohan de Saram, b.1939,

Music for Kandyan drum, String Sextet and Percussion (2022), World premiere Sound Investment commission




Neel Kamrul 

The Story of Maya, for solo performer (2021-2022)




Support Ondřej Adámek new piece Whence comes the voice? World Premiere, or Rohan de Saram’s Kandyan Drum Concerto World Premiere, to get special benefits surrounding this concert.

 Hear more about Ondřej's new piece



Watch Neel Kamrul's The Story of Maya to be performed live

Hear Ondřej Adámek & Neel Kamrul discuss Qawwali music



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