Tirgan 2015


ICOTGROUP_1The dynamic collective, Iranian-Canadian Composers of Toronto (known simply as ICOT), delivers a thoughtful, captivating program of new music by Iranian composers residing in Canada. This program is centered around solo piano and Persian Poetry. ICOT has nurtured important young voices in Canada’s new music community since 2011 and found audiences afresh. Tirgan 2015 welcomes an exciting line-up of composers and performers from ICOT.

Program Order:

Title Composer Performer(s)
1-Fantasia in Isfahan Ardeshir Rouhani Maziar Heidari (Piano)
2-Behind the Seas Bence Kutrik Saman Shahi (Piano)
3-Sonatine Maziar Heidari Saman Shahi (Piano)
4-Nocturnal Keyan Emami (Poem by Ahmad Shamloo) Keyan Emami (Piano), Afarin Mansouri (Soprano), Saba Yousefi (Violin), Bahar Tavasoli (Clarinet in Bb)
5-Mingling Leaves Saman Shahi Pouya Hamidi (Piano)
6-Old Preludes in New Bottles Sean King Saman Shahi (Piano)
7-Journey Inwards (for 6 hands) Pouya Hamidi Pouya Hamidi (Piano), Saman Shahi (Piano), Keyan Emami (Piano)
8-Pinball- an unfishined game Keyan Emami Saman Shahi (Piano), Saba Yousefi (Violin), Bahar Tavasoli (Clarinet in Bb)
9-Yeganeye Javedan Afarin Mansouri (Poem by Hamid Mosaddegh) Saman Shahi (Piano), Afarin Mansouri (Soprano)
10-Mohabbat (in Homayoun) Ardeshir Rouhani Maziar Heidari (Piano)
Saturday, 22 August 2015 – 8:15pm
Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront, Toronto


Program Note (PDF)

Tirgan 2015 Program Note