A Tour of Iran
New West Symphony's Global Sounds. Local Cultures season continues with A Tour of Iran, exploring centuries old traditions of Iranian poetic and musical cultural influences on the western world. Award-winning mezzo soprano Sasha Cooke and Iranian instrumentalists Pejman Hadadi and Masoud Rezaei join the New West Symphony on this musical voyage. GRAMMY-winning Artistic and Music Director Michael Christie leads the orchestra in western classical masterworks by Handel, Rameau, Gounod and the timeless overture to Mozart's Magic Flute. Iranian composers Behzad Ranjbaran, Masoud Rezaei and Golfam Khayam share their inspiration from Iranian sites and poetry.
This festival is presented in partnership with Farhang Foundation
A TOUR OF IRAN
Premieres Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 3:00 PM pst
MICHAEL CHRISTIE, CONDUCTOR
SASHA COOKE, Mezzo Soprano
PEJMAN HADADI, Tombak and Daf
MASOUD REZAEI, Setar
KHAYAM: Seven Valleys of Love for Strings (Simorgh, Murmuration)
MOZART: Magic Flute Overture
RANJBARAN: Enchanted Garden: Joy
RAMEAU: Suite from Zoroastre
HANDEL: Xerxes: "Ombra mai fu"
GOUNOD: from the Opera "Faust"
Entr'Acte | Faites lui mes aveux (Flower Song) |Si le bonheur (When fortune beckons)
REZAEI: From album "Nothingness"
"Another Birth" | "Cold Autumn" | "Failure"
Reception with Michael Christie and guest artists will follow immediately after the concert.
Category: Live Music | Classical
General Admission: USD 25.00