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, Pakistani & 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.

Take part in this musicial celebration of cultures.


Neel Kamrul Voice

Rohan de Saram Kandyan drum

Shigeko Hata Voice

Ondřej Adámek Conductor

Rohan de Saram, b.1939, Concerto for Sri Lankan Kandyan drum, six strings, drum set, and organ, World premiere Sound Investment commission

Ondřej Adámek, b.1979, Whence comes the voice? World Premiere Sound Investment commission for Neel Kamrul, Shigeko Hata*

Neel Kamrul Solo Performance, UK premiere


*Supported by Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.


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.



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