March 30, 2024

Award-winning composer Reza Vali is a native of Iran but is now based in the United States after studies in Europe. Vali’s distinctive cross-cultural style is founded in a quiet rebellion that saw him return to his Persian musical heritage.

March 14, 2024

“The sombre mood of the piece, which weaves Tristan-inspired harmonies with the modes and microtones of the east, was beautifully sustained by the conductor.”

March 9, 2024

“Arvo Pärt’s Silouan’s Song was beautifully and confidently played and lifted to another level by conductor Fawzi Haimor’s skillful use of silence in the pauses.”