European Premiere of Reza Vali’s Concerto for Persian Ney and Orchestra in Vienna, Austria


On March 28, 2009, the Persian Ney master Khosrow Soltani and the Austria-Slovakia Philharmonia Orchestra will perform the European premiere of Toward that Endless Plain, Concerto for Persian Ney and Orchestra by the Persian composer and Carnegie Mellon University professor Reza Vali. The concert will take place at the historic Musikverein Hall in Vienna, Austria. 

 The Ney is a Persian reed flute played through a special performance technique known as the technique of Isfahan (named after the Persian city of Isfahan where the performance technique was developed). The sound is produced through anchoring the instrument’s embouchure at the front teeth at a 10 to 20 degree angle to the chin and using the mouth cavity, the tongue and the teeth for sound production.

Click here for a video and images of "Toward that Endless Plain".




National Broadcast of Concerto for Persian Ney and Orchestra by Reza Vali

Please visit American Public Media's online program SymphonyCast to listen to Toward that Endless Plain, Concerto for Persian Ney and Orchestra by the Iranian-American composer Reza Vali.

Concerto for Persian Ney and Orchestra was a joint commission from the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and the LA Chamber Orchestra. A live concert of this work was recorded on Sunday, November 4, 2007 in Los Angeles at UCLA's Royce Hall performed by Khosrow Soltani (solo Persian Ney) and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Jeffrey Kahane.

The full concert to be broadcast begins with Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1 in D major, “Classical,” Op. 25 (1917), continues with the Reza Vali concerto, and concludes with Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 in D major, “Reformation,” Op. 107 (1832).

Click here for a video and images of "Toward that Endless Plain".

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Hooshang Samani's Persian site about the Ney Concerto.


رضا والی، تجربه نوین کنسرتوی نی و ارکستر خود را که در سال 2007 توسط ارکستر مدرن شهر بستون با تکنوازی نی خسرو  سلطانی به صورت زنده اجرا شده و به ضبط رسیده، "به سوی دشت های بی کران" نامگذاری کرده  است