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

DESCRIPTION:
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:
https://christchurchcathedralsoundsofpersia.eventbrite.com

PROGRAM:
-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.