January 2018 – Persian Music with Vancouver Opera Orchestra

A Persian Night with Vancouver Opera Orchestra

Queen Elizabeth Theatre January 6 at 7:30pm

Featuring the Vancouver Opera Orchestra conducted by Shardad Rohani 

Music: Kambiz Roshan Ravan, Shardad Rohani, Houshang Kamkar, Heshmat Sanjari, Hossein Dehlavi

A Symphonic Poem named همه ایرانم composed by Kambiz Roshan Ravan will have its World Premier at this concert.
Original Lyric by: Houshang Ebtehaj (Sayeh)
Vocalist: Alireza Ghorbani


Piano: Shardad Rohani
Kamancheh: Ardeshir Kamkar
Violin: Puya Firouzbaksh

Vocalist: Alireza Ghorbani

Persian Instruments
Tar: Alborz Rahmani
Oud: Ali Sajjadi
Santoor: Sayna Khaledi
Daf, Tonbak: Hamin Honari

About A Persian Night with Vancouver Opera Orchestra
A feast for ears, and eyes. A spectacular show to remember for years. See the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Shardad Rohani, performing pieces from prominent Iranian composers at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. This world class concert features a cast of 65 musicians.

About Vancouver Opera Orchestra
Vancouver Opera is fortunate to have one of only two professional opera orchestras in Canada. The Vancouver Opera Orchestra was established in 1977, replacing an orchestra made up of members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Comprised of the region’s leading freelance players, the VO Orchestra has developed into a fine ensemble that has taken the specialized and demanding art of pit performance to a very high level. Several of the current roster of musicians were in the pit for the orchestra’s inaugural performances, in 1977, of Massenet’s Le Roi de Lahore, starring Joan Sutherland and conducted by founding Music Director Richard Bonynge. There have since been two music directors: David Agler (1992-1999) and Jonathan Darlington (2002 to the present).

Heather Walker is a professional horn player and a core member of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra. When not performing music professionally, Heather teaches the Alexander Technique to individuals who want to be free of tension, pain, bad posture, and injuries.  Explore the possibility of lightness and freedom of movement using the Alexander Technique to expand your awareness.  Use practical experiments to learn how to notice tightening, release muscle tension, re-establish better balance and move more efficiently.  Anyone can learn to recuperate from stress, prevent undue wear and tear, relieve back pain, improve posture, and use less effort in daily activities.  Heather is based in Nanaimo, B.C. and can be contacted at 250-716-3464, or heather@soundbeingstudio.com.

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