Performances

The Lioness of Iran

TBA, Calgary, Alberta

Music for four electric guitars and voice by Kiya Tabassian, Laurie Radford, Jennifer Butler, Parisa Sabet, Tim Brady, Juliet Palmer, based on the poetry of Iranian poet Simin Behbahani.

Composition Week

Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College

A concert of music for the Instruments of Happiness quartet, with mezzo-soprano Marie-Annick Béliveau. Six new compositions, all based around the poetry of the Nobel-Prize nominated Iranian dissident poet, Simin Behbahani. Music by Kiya Tabassian, Laurie Radford, Jennifer Butler, Parisa Sabet, Tim Brady and Juliet Palmer.

Nightingale Ensemble

Constellation Chicago, 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.
December 1st, 8:30 pm at Constellation Chicago
Tickets available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nightingale-ensemble-tickets-80599726953?a…

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.

For more information please visit: http://www.dawninitiative.com/call-scores

Charsu Quartet

Agha Khan Museum, Toronto, Ontario

Be whisked away by classical pieces from renowned Iranian and Canadian composers in this spirited chamber concert from the quartet Charsu. This performance, created exclusively for the Museum, premieres lesser-known pieces for voice, clarinet, cello, and piano from such composers as Ranjbaran, Vali, Sabet, and Pidgorna.
Charsu is a collaboration between Jonathan Russel Mac Arthur (tenor), Dobrochna Zubek (cello), Asal Iranmehr (piano), and Anoush Taba’i (clarinet). Together, they’re dedicated to showcasing the classical music of their rich cultural heritages.
This performance is part of our 2019/20 Performing Arts season, Listening to Each Other, which pays tribute to the role of the performative arts in connecting communities, preserving culture, and spurring social change.

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.
For more information please visit: http://www.nightingaleensemble.org/

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.

For more information about the date and time of the broadcast please visit: http://radiophrenia.scot/

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.