From the Ancient Valley

From the Ancient Valley

From the Ancient Valley

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 7:30pm **FEATURES ALL REPERTOIRE
Quattro Evento Receptions
403 Allied Drive, Nashville, TN 37211
Eventbrite - From The Ancient Valley - Friday

Casa Azafran
2195 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
Eventbrite - From the Ancient Valley - Saturday

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, Conductor
Intersection Musicians
Shahab Paranj, Tombak
Janna Baty, Mezzo-Soprano
Reza Vali, 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