From the Ancient Valley

From the Ancient Valley

From the Ancient Valley

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Friday, March 16, 2018 - 7:30pm **FEATURES ALL REPERTOIRE
Composer talk with Reza Vali and Shahab Paranj at 6:45pm
Quattro Evento Receptions
403 Allied Drive, Nashville, TN 37211

Pre-concert activities for kids beginning at 1:15pm (drum making and Persian art)
Casa Azafran
2195 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211

Join Intersection as we experience vibrant music composed and inspired by Kurdish and Persian culture. From the Ancient Valley will feature three visiting musicians – Persian composer and instrumentalist Shahab Paranj playing the Tombak, a Persian drum, Reza Vali, an Iranian composer, and acclaimed mezzo-soprano Janna Baty - alongside Intersection musicians and local Kurdish artists. The program will feature Reza Vali's Folk Songs performed by Ms. Baty known for her recording of the work with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Shahab will perform virtuoso percussive works exploring Persian and Kurdish percussion and will guide us through several of his compositions for Western instruments. Other works include pieces by Persian composer Behzad Ranjbaran and Henry Cowell's "Persian Set". The Friday evening performance will feature all the musical repertoire, while the Saturday afternoon performance will be designed especially for families and children with an abridged musical program and increased audience interaction.


Behzad Ranjbaran: Isfahan (2007) *
Reza Vali: Folk Songs, Set No. 8 (1989)
Henry Cowell: Persian Set (1957)*
Shahab Paranj: The Unattained (2014)
Shahab Paranj: Avaz-e Jan (2016)
Additional Works To Be Announced
* Performed Friday Evening Only

Artists and Musicians

Kelly Corcoran, Artistic Director & Conductor
Shahab Paranj, Tombak, Percussion, Composer
Janna Baty, Mezzo-Soprano
Reza Vali, Composer
Naomi Culp, Violin
Charith Premawardhana, Violin Carl Larson, Viola
Michael Samis, Cello
Tiffany Freeman, Bass
Kristin Holritz, Flute
Terrance Patterson, Clarinet
Paula Bressman, Harp
W. Lee Vinson, Percussion
Jihye Chang Sung, Piano
Rob Haines, Mandolin
Anne Dickson Rogers, Contractor

Thank you to our Concert Sponsors

Metro Arts Commision
Metro Arts Commission
Tennessee Arts Commission
Tennessee Arts Commission
Conexión Américas
Conexión Américas
Casa Azafrán
Casa Azafrán
Violins of Hope Nashville
Violins of Hope Nashville
Village Real Estate
Village Real Estate