New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Performs Funèbre on March 7, 8, and 9

Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 8:30pm
Christchurch, New Zeland

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Conducted by Fawzi Haimor, will be performing Funèbre for solo violin and string orchestra. The solo violinist will be Vesa-matti Leppanen.


The concerts will be in Christchurch on March 7, 2024, in Wilmington on March 9, 2024, and in Auckland on March 10, 2024.

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