Oakland East Bay Symphony: More Notes From Persia - Concert of Iranian Works and Beethoven
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Great collaboration of Iranian works and Oakland Symphony!
Kamanche, Persian instrument, in work with western instruments, a first and icing on the cake! Hope to see more of the wonderful Persian musicians and composer in the Paramount theater.
Quotes & Highlights
“Tara Kamangar is a world-class pianist who excels at blending the best of Western and Middle Eastern compositions.” —Gulf News
Listen to an audio podcast of Maestro Morgan talking about the concert.
Watch a short video of Tara Kamangar performing YouTube.
Ahmad Pejman Selections from Symphonic Sketches (1975)
Ludwig van Beethoven Triple Concerto for
Piano, Violin, Cello and Orchestra (1804)
Tara Kamangar, piano
Cyrus Beroukhim, violin
Arash Amini, __cello
Behzad Ranjbaran Seemorgh (Phoenix) I. The Mountain
II. The Moonlight
Omid Zoufonoun Manteq at-Tayr (Language of the Birds)
I. The Valley of the Quest
II. The Nightingale: The Pain of Lovers, Note by Note
__(2nd mvt. omitted from the performance)
__III. Cadenza: The Undisturbed Dark Air
IV. Seemorgh (Phoenix)
Amin Zoufonoun, kamancheh
In March 2008, Oakland East Bay Symphony celebrated Persian New Year with a concert featuring music and artists from this part of the world, along with brilliant works from the Western classical tradition. The concert was so well-received they’ve decided to return to Persia this season, once again in time to celebrate Persian New Year (“Nowruz”). Pianist Tara Kamangar returns to OEBS, this year joined by Persian soloists Cyrus Beroukhim (violin) and Arash Amini (cello) in a performance of Beethoven’s ingenious Triple Concerto, a popular work with a unique combination of instruments taking solo turns with the orchestra.
Oakland East Bay Symphony will also perform works by Persian composers Behzad Ranjbaran, whose music has recently been performed by such artists as Joshua Bell, Yo-Yo Ma and Renee Fleming, and Ahmad Pejman, who is known for his film scores and popular music, as well as his orchestral works. The selection by Ranjbaran is Seemorgh from his Persian Trilogy, a lush three-movement work based on one of the most colorful and fascinating stories in the Shahnameh (Book of Kings).