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Sounds of Persia

Mar 13, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Sounds of Persia is part of the 2020-2021 season “Musicians on the Frontlines,” a series of free virtual concerts, talks and community events that explore the ways music creates positive change, and how it is adapting to a new world.

Be transported into another sound world as you listen to a traditional improvised solo by the world’s leading master of Persian santur, Dr. Dariush Saghafi. Then hear the world premiere of a piece for SINGING string quartet by Dr. Reza Vali using ancient Persian and Dastg√Ęh modes. This program celebrates the release of a collaborative album of Persian music produced in partnership between Cuatro Puntos Ensemble, Reza Vali, and Dariush Saghafi and released on the day of¬†the¬†concert via¬†Arkadash Records.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this event will be streamed in high quality from the chapel at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut. You may reserve a free, virtual ticket.

On the program: Improvised santur solo in Ashur mode and Reza Vali: Dashti for singing string quartet

Musicians: Dr. Dariush Saghafi, santur

Cuatro Puntos Ensemble: Aaron Packard, violin; Annie Trépanier, violin; Kevin Bishop, viola; Allan Ballinger, cello

Narrator: ‚ÄčDr. Reza Vali

54% of the arts workforce in the United States has been lost since March 2020, making collaboration among organizations vital. Musicians on the Frontlines is presented as a partnership between Cuatro Puntos and the Autorino Center for the Arts at the University of Saint Joseph. Thank you for continuing to support the arts by attending our events!

 

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Date:
Saturday, March 13
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Hartford, CT United States + Google Map

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Cuatro Puntos
Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities