Reza Vali has been busy with two world premieres as part of the 2016 Segâh Festival of Persian and Turkish Music in Pittsburgh. The first, Segâh, Double Concerto for Persian Ney, Kamanche, and Orchestra, was premiered on January 15 at the Carnegie Hall by Khosrow Soltani on the Ney, Kian Soltani playing Kamanche, and the Segiah Festival Ensemble conducted by Daniel Curtis. The second, Sornâ (Folk Songs, Set No. 17), received its world premiere performance on January 16 at the Alumni Concert Hall. It was premiered by Ismail Lumanovski on solo clarinet and the Hoppa Project ensemble under the baton of Erberk Eryilmaz. For more information on either of these works, please contact Keiser Classical.
Ashoob (Calligraphy No. 14) for Santoor (Persian hammer dulcimer) and string quartet will receive its world premiere on March 18 – 20, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. It will be performed by Dariush Saghafi on Persian Santoor and the Carpe Diem String Quartet. For more information on this work, please contact Keiser Classical.
A new CD of Reza Vali’s chamber works, called The Book of Calligraphy, was released by Albany Records on December 1, 2015.