On Tuesday 26 June at 6:30 pm, I’m going to play a recording of Sang, my big choral piece that premiered in LA earlier in June, and talk about the texts, from the 10th century epic Shahnameh, or Book of Kings, by Ferdowsi, and additional Biblical texts in Hebrew and Greek. We will also have an informal conversation about intercultural collaboration, and the intersections of Persian and Western traditions of music-making. The Mercantile Library is at 17 E. 47th Street, and admission is free. Here’s some more information.
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I sent you an email (sent to email@example.com) the day after attending the Disney Concert Hall and experiencing Sang. I wanted to let you know that I was on the edge of my seat the whole time and I could not stop applauding afterward. Your presense on the stage and explanation of what we were about to hear allowed the audiance make a personal connection.
Thank you again for portraying a side of Iran and Persian culture that never sees the light of day on the international arena.
I hope you continue this venture. To that end, I wanted to share with you a link to youtube that was forwarded to me by a friend. It is a performance by a famous Iranian-American violinist who lives here in Southern California (Orange County). Mr. Loghman Adhami is a pride of the Persian community. I know that besides violin, he plays many classic Persian musical instruments. I have many of his CD’s and I have learned that he even has a music school.
The link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhNqurskOV4
If interested to contact him, please let me know. I’ll be happy to find his contact information through the Persian media.
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