Nightingale Ensemble

Fine Arts Building, Chicago, IL

O Nightingale is a composition inspired by one of Rumi's poem, Nightingale. O Nightingale is commissioned by Chicago based musical group, Nightingale Ensemble. The composition is scored for mezzo-soprano, flute, guitar and harp. It will be world premiered on June 28, 2019, at William Harris Lee &Co in the Fine Arts Building.
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Radiophrenia Glasgow 2019

Glasgow, Scotland

Visiting Grandpa, a multi-channel soundscape based on my memories of my grandfather, will be broadcast live on Radiophrenia from Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts. Radiophrenia is a temporary art radio station in Glasgow, Scotland – a two-week exploration into current trends in sound and transmission arts.

Visiting Grandpa was written when I learned that the Iranian revolutionary guard demolished the historic cemetery of Baha'is in Shiraz (Iran), where my grandfather's remain, as well as many other Baha'is', were buried.

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Dawn: Celebrating the Oneness of Humankind

Toronto Center for the Arts, Lyric Theatre

I am leading a collaborative concert project dedicated to the bicentenary of the birth of The Báb.
A portion of the concert program will arise from a current call for scores open to all composers around the world to write a composition inspired by the theme of "celebration of the oneness of humankind". Up to four compositions will be selected by a jury panel of professional composers and performers.

In addition to the selected works, there will be compositions by Christos Hatzis, Norbert Palej, Rebekah Cummings and I in the program.

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Crossing Borders Music Presentation

University of Chicago

Postlude to Bamdad for violin and cello will be performed at the University of Chicago by Tom Clowes and Rasa Mahmoudian as Part of Crossing Borders Music presentation/collaboration.

Roya Farzaneh-DMA Recital

The Johnson Performing Arts Hall

The Seville Orange Three for flute and piano will be performed by Roya Farzaneh at her DMA Reciatal in the Johnson Performing Arts Hall at The University of South Carolina (in Columbia, SC) on April 9th at 7:30 pm.

Crossing Borders Music

Ashland, WI

When the Roses Laugh in Full-blown Beauty's arrangement for piano trio will be performed by Crossing Boarders Music. This concert is organized by the Ashland Chamber Music Society.
Presbyterian-Congregational Church, 3:00 pm
214 Vaughn Ave
Ashland, WI 54806 United States


University of Canterbury

ShurAngiz will be performed by the wonderful pianist, Nahzanin Maleki Amin, and her ensemble at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.

Nightingale Ensemble

The Pride Arts Center

Fly Toward a Secret Sky for flute and electronics will be performed by Nightingale Ensemble's flutist, Alexandria Hoffman. The Pride Arts Center is located at 4139 N Broadway St, Chicago

Seattle-Isfahan Music Project

Trinity Parish Church, Seattle, WA
This composition was commissioned by the Seattle Mandolin Orchestra in conjunction with the Seattle-Isfahan Music Project.

The Stars Are Setting is composed for mandolin orchestra, guitar quartet, voice and strings based on 4 quatrains by Hakim Omar Khayyam (1048 – 1131), a Persian poet, mathematician and astronomer. This composition was commissioned by the Seattle Mandolin Orchestra in conjunction with the Seattle-Isfahan Music Project.

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Fulcrum Point New Music Project

Fine Arts Building, Chicago, IL

My duo, The Seville Orange Tree, composed for flute and piano will be performed as part of Fulcrum Point Discoveries: Hear & Be Heard programs.
Fine Arts Building Suite 943, Chicago, IL.
410 S Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605
The event is free and open to public.