The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

Sounds of Persia: Traditional music from Iran for santur and strings.

Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford
Christ Church Cathedral
45 Church St, Hartford, CT 06103

Cuatro Puntos String Quartet will be joined by Persian santur master Dr. Dariush Saghafi and Iranian-American composer Reza Vali. Get lost in a soundscape foreign from Western musical traditions as Dr. Saghafi performs a traditional improvised solo on santur, then hear two traditions merge as the Cuatro Puntos String Quartet and Dr. Saghafi perform Dr. Vali's compositions. Register:

-Introduction by Dr. Reza Vali, Carnegie Melon University
-Traditional Persian Improvised Santur Solo (Ashoob mode) (15 min) - Dr. Dariush Saghafi
-Reza Vali: Calligraphy #14 in Ashoob Mode (8 min) - Dr. Dariush Saghafi & Resident Musicians of Cuatro Puntos
-Reza Vali: String Quartet No. 4, Ormavi (26 min) - Resident Musicians of Cuatro Puntos.