March 22, 2015 “Persian Spring: A Noruz Celebration!”

Persian Spring (arch)March 22, 2015 Concert Program

Daryâ Persian Music Ensemble
Faraidoun Akhavan (kemânche, viola),Douglas Hensley (târ, santur, oud)
Arian Aminalroaya (tombak)

 Mâhur

Pishdarâmad                                                                                      traditional
Darâmad, Kereshme, Dâd
Morq-e sahar                                                                                      Mortezâ Ney Davoud
improvisation                                                                                     (1900-1990)
Pishdarâmad                                                                                      Darvish Khân
improvisation                                                                                     (1872-1926)
Zendegi                                                                                                traditional, arranged
improvisation                                                                                     Farâmarz Pâyvar
Chahârmezrab                                                                                   Darvish Khân

 ***intermission***

 Bayât-e Esfehân

Pishdarâmad                                                                                       Asqar Bahâri
Darâmad, improvisation                                                                  traditional
Barg-e khazân
improvisation
Zarbi
improvisation
Ey, mah-e man
Reng-e Esfehân

For 3000 years, the Spring Equinox has been marking the start of the Persian New Year, Noruz. In this extraordinary concert, Ensemble Daryâ treats us to compositions and improvisations based on the 12 modes that form the basis of the beautiful and exotic musical palette of classical Persia.

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