Epic Persia

Sunday 19th October 2014

Venue: Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ

Docklands Sinfonia will be hosting an evening of Persian music in London’s famous Cadogan Hall on Sunday October 19th.

The concert, one of the first of its kind in Britain, showcases the works of some of Iran’s most respected and well-known composers.

The idea of a British orchestra performing an evening of Persian music has come about as a result of the friendship and collaboration between Iranian pianist Neysun Rouhani and Docklands Sinfonia’s founder and musical director Spencer Down.

The concert is also aimed at enhancing understanding between the British and Iranian people following a difficult period in diplomatic relations between the two countries. Iranian soloists, including, Rouhani will perform during the evening.

Docklands Sinfonia will also be running a competition for a new work written by a composer who is currently living in Iran. Composers will be asked to write around the theme of the Shahnameh – an epic Persian poem written by Ferdowsi.

The winner will also be invited to travel to London for the world premiere. Tickets will  be available to purchase from the Cadogan Hall box office.

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