Mystery of the Rose, World Premiere at Carnegie Mellon

Sunday, November 13, 2022 - 7:30pm
Kresge Theatre, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University

November 13, 2022 Pittsburgh, Kresge Theatre, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, 7:30 P.M.

Mystery of the Rose, world premiere of the version for flute, viola, and harp:

Lorna McGhee, flute
Gretchen van Hoesen, Harp
David Harding, viola

Composer Reza Vali will mark retirement with a pair of Persian music concerts at Carnegie Mellon

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Nov 2, 2022

The rhythms of Persian traditional music defy Western music notation. They’re intricate and complex and give the music a fluid sense of motion.

Persian music is also mostly improvised, or made up on the spot, according to stylistic rules.

“In a way it comes closest to jazz,” said Reza Vali, an Iranian-American composer who writes traditional and cross-cultural music for chamber ensembles and orchestras like the Pittsburgh Symphony. He has also been recorded widely, most recently at the Smithsonian Museum, and has also published books on Persian traditional music.





Pittsburgh Post-Gazette