Iranian veteran composer and conductor Ali (Alexander) Rahbari has been invited by Antalya State Symphony Orchestra to conduct a repertoire at the amphitheater of Aspendos, an ancient Greco-Roman site in Turkey’s Antalya Province.
Yo-Yo Ma's The Silk Road Ensemble with the Iranian Kamanche virtuoso as a member won the Grammy Award for Sing Me Home, a tribute to the ways culture can help us encounter, connect, and build something new.
Setare-ye-Qotbi (Polaris, literally polar star) Music Group, an all-female Iranian pop band, will have their last performance for the current year that ends in March, at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall in late February.
Music to the ears of the post-war avant garde
Last year marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of composer John Cage, who died in 1992, and the celebrations of his life showed how much he influenced—and was influenced by—some of the greats of American 20th-century art...
The artistic gift of the Persian people has produced a
staggering literary heritage, an exquisite tradition
of decorative arts and handicrafts, a superb legacy in
architecture, and a refined musical culture whose
influence is evidence as far away as Spain and Japan.