Sounds of Persia: Traditional music from Iran for santur and strings.

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Eastern Connecticut State University

306 High Street

Willimantic, CT 06226

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Cuatro Puntos String Quartet will be joined by Persian santur master Dr. Dariush Saghafi and Iranian-American composer Reza Vali. Get lost in a soundscape foreign from Western musical traditions as Dr. Saghafi performs a traditional improvised solo on santur, then hear two traditions merge as the Cuatro Puntos String Quartet and Dr. Saghafi perform Dr. Vali's compositions.

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-Introduction by Dr. Reza Vali, Carnegie Melon University
-Traditional Persian Improvised Santur Solo (Ashoob mode) (15 min) - Dr. Dariush Saghafi
-Reza Vali: Calligraphy #14 in Ashoob Mode (8 min) - Dr. Dariush Saghafi & Resident Musicians of Cuatro Puntos
-Reza Vali: String Quartet No. 4, Ormavi (26 min) - Resident Musicians of Cuatro Puntos.

ADDITIONAL VENUE DETAILS:

Fine Arts Instructional Center- Auditorium/ Park in Shakespeare Parking Garage and walk straight toward High Street. Enter "Fine Arts Instructional Center" and follow signs to "Auditorium".



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