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Rental Partner: Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra presents

The Music of Iran

Featuring Compositions by Reza Vali

Date:
Sunday, April 21
Time:
2:00 pm PDT
Cost:
$10 - $35

Venue

The Wyncote NW Forum
1119 8th Ave (Entrance off Seneca St.)
Seattle, 98101 United States
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Presented by Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra. For questions about the event, please contact info@smcomusic.org.

Reza Vali (with medium skin and short grey hair) sits in front of a piano and smiles at the camera.
Rentals

Reza Vali
Folk Songs: Set No. 8
Folk Songs: Set No. 10
Shoorafkand, Calligraphy No. 20

Janna Baty, mezzo soprano
Hamid Taghavi, santur
Geoffrey Larson, conductor

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Born in Ghazvin, Iran, composer Reza Vali’s vibrant works blend the traditional music of Iran with contemporary styles, bringing distinct Persian sounds to chamber and orchestral ensembles. His music has been commissioned by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Kronos Quartet, the Seattle Chamber Players, and more. A faculty member of Yale University and longtime interpreter of Vali’s music, mezzo-soprano Janna Baty has been described by The Boston Globe as having “a rich, viola-like tone” and singing with “a rapturous, luminous lyricism.” Hamid Taghavi, a master of the Persian hammered dulcimer instrument known as the santur (سنتور), was born in Ahar, Iran. He is known for his work with Persian music legends such as Alireza Eftekhari, Hamid Noorbakhsh, Homayoun Shajariyan, and acclaimed organizations such as the Arasbaran Ensemble and Shams Ensemble.


Presented by Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra. For questions about the event, please contact info@smcomusic.org.

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Rental Partner: Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra presents

The Music of Iran

Featuring Compositions by Reza Vali