The 22nd Sound Ways New Music Festival opening concert
will take place at St.-Petersburg State Philharmonia's Hall. In this opening
concert a new work entitled "Pause" by Iranian composer Mehdi Hosseini will be
performed by the Sound Ways ensemble, conducted by the American conductor
"Pause" is dedicated to the topic of Chekhov's silent dramaturgy.
It was commissioned by the Sound Ways festival. This year, the opening concert
of the festival is dedicated to Anton Chekhov.
Works by Mehdi Hosseini are often performed during various
St.-Petersburg festivals, e.g. "St.Petersburg Musical Spring", "Contemporary
East and West", "A Reverse Perspective", "St.Petersburg Renaissance",
"Trajectories of Petersburg Avantgarde", "Contemporary Past", including the
Sound Ways Festival. You can hear his music performed by such orchestras as the
St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia Academic
Symphony Orchestra. A number of his works have been published by Compozitor St.
The composer Mehdi Hosseini was born in Tehran in 1979. He has
studied musical composition with such masters as Farhad Fhreddini, Alexander
Mnatsakanyan, Nigel Osborne and Sergei Slonimsky. Mehdi Hosseini earned a PhD in
composition at St. Petersburg State Conservatory.
Hosseini's work encompasses a whole range of music genres. His
musicological field of research is the rich and diverse folk music of different
Persian provinces. As a
theoretician Mehdi Hosseini devotes a lot of effort to the study of nature and
structure of the most important phenomenon in Persian music - the mugam.
Music by Iranian
composer Mehdi Hosseini in St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall
Kurdish work of Persian
composer presented in Russia
Concerto for Baluch by Iranian Composer to be performed June 11 in Saint
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