From the Ancient Valley

From the Ancient Valley


From the Ancient Valley

MARCH 2018
(Further Details to be Announced)

Join Intersection as we explore an evening of vibrant music composed and inspired by Kurdish and Persian culture. From the Ancient Valley will feature two visiting musicians – Persian composer and instrumentalist Shahab Paranj playing the Tombak, a Persian drum, and Sohrab Pournazeri, an Iranian-Kurdish composer and instrumentalist that plays the Kamancheh, an Iranian bowed string instrument - in the Nashville premiere of a work by Intersection Artistic Advisor Richard Danielpour and other virtuoso repertoire.  Danielpour’s “Elegy for the Innocent” is inspired by the children that died in the Iran-Iraq War.  The program will feature other works inspired by Kurdish and Persian culture including pieces by Persian composer Behzad Ranjbaran, Iranian composer Reza Vali and Henry Cowell's "Persian Set".

Program

Richard Danielpour: Elegy for the Innocent (2015)
Behzad Ranjbaran: Isfahan (2007)
Reza Vali: Folk Songs, Set No. 8 (1989)
Henry Cowell: Persian Set (1957)

Artists and Musicians

Kelly Corcoran, Conductor
Intersection Musicians
Shahab Paranj, Tombak
Sohrab Pournazeri, Kamancheh
Richard Danielpour, Composer


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