Friday, March 23, 2018
From the Ancient Valley
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From the Ancient Valley Intersection presents a program inspired by Kurdish and Persian culture Part of the Historic Violins of Hope Nashville initiative PERFORMERS: Kelly Corcoran, conductor | Intersection Musicians | Shahab Paranj, tombak | Janna Baty, mezzo-soprano | Reza Vali, composer PROGRAM: Behzad Ranjbaran: Isfahan (2007) Reza Vali: Folk Songs, Set No. 8 (1989) Henry Cowell: Persian Set (1957) Shahab Paranj: The Unattained Plus additional works to be announced 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; Iranian composer Reza Vali; and acclaimed mezzo-soprano Janna Baty – alongside Intersection musicians and local Kurdish artists. Baty will perform Vali’s Folk Songs, Paranj will perform virtuoso percussive works exploring Persian and Kurdish percussion, along with several of his own compositions for Western instruments. Other works include pieces by Persian composer Behzad Ranjbaran and Henry Cowell’s Persian Set.

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