Admission Price: Free to attend, please book a place
Series: City University London Concert Series
Stay Close is a ten-month project exploring contemporary classical music as a means of cultural exchange between the UK and Iran. Following research periods in both Iran and the UK, composer Soosan Lolavar produced a new piece entitled Only Sound Remains drawing on both Iranian and Western musical styles.Supported using funding from Arts Council England, Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Iran Heritage Foundation.
Only Sound Remains
I. I am a Mountain Plant
II. The Coldness of the Rough Rocks
III. My Birthplace is the Mountain
IV. I am but the Fury of Heartache
V. Do not make me Weep
Also featuring a range of Arabic and Iranian music, including both traditional pieces and new compositions.
Flute - Javier Leon*
Ney - Louai Alhenawi
Clarinet - Joy Boole*
Trombone - Chris Augustine*
Tombak - Fariborz Kiannejad
Harp - Olivia Jageurs*
Soprano - Honey Rouhani
Kamanche - Adib Rostami
Tar - Jamal Samavati
Violin - Nilufar Alimaksumova*
Viola - Martin Wray*
Cello - Iain Ward*
Double bass - Ben Wolstenholme*
Conductor - Gregory Rose
* denotes members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Foyle Future Firsts Programme, an annual development programme bridging the transition between college and the professional platform for up to 16 outstanding young musicians.
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