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11/30/15

Carnegie Mellon University Hosts The Segah Festival of Persian and Turkish Music

PITTSBURGH-The Center for Iranian Music (CFIM) at Carnegie Mellon University presents the Segah Festival of Persian and Turkish Music from January 14-16, 2016, in the College of Fine Arts building on the CMU campus. Festival events are open to the public; Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh students, faculty and staff are admitted free.


www.segahfestival.com

Persian and Turkish civilizations have had close to 800 years of cultural interactions, and music has played a vital role in both cultures' music traditions. The Seg‚h Festival is an attempt to bring the shared musical and cultural history of the two civilizations to the foreground and, in the process, educate people about that entwined history, according to Reza Vali, CFIM director and professor of composition in the CMU School of Music.

The festival features the following performances and presentations:

Concert: Piano Music of Persian and Turkish Composers
featuring Layla Ramezan, solo piano, with works by Akses, Sahbai, Kolat, Majd, Mashayekhi, ÷zkoc, Ranjbaran
8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 14
Alumni Concert Hall, CFA Building
Free Admission

Concert: Traditional and Contemporary Persian and Turkish Music
featuring improvisations on the mode of Seg‚h (Eryılmaz, Concerto for Solo Wind Instrument, Ensemble and Imaginary Folkdancers
Vali, Double Concerto for Persian Ney, Kamanche and Ensemble)
 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 15
Carnegie Music Hall
$10 Admission

Ismail Lumanovski, Turkish Clarinet
Jahangir Mohammadi, Tombak
Dariush Saghafi, Santoor
Khosrow Soltani, Ney
Kian Soltani, Kamanche
The Seg‚h Festival Ensemble
Daniel Nesta Curtis, Conductor
Hoppa Project
Erberk Eryılmaz, Conductor

Concert: Showcase of Persian and Turkish Instruments
5:30 p.m. Saturday Jan. 16
Alumni Concert Hall, CFA Building
$10 admission

Ismail Lumanovski, Turkish Clarinet
Jahangir Mohammadi, Tombak
Dariush Saghafi, Santoor

Khosrow Soltani, Ney, Sorn‚, 
Schalmei (Shawm)
Kian Soltani, Kamanche
Hoppa Project,
Erberk Eryılmaz, Conductor

Demonstration of Persian and Turkish instruments
Vali, Sorn‚ (Folk Songs, Set No.17)
Eryılmaz, Concerto for Solo Wind Instrument, Ensemble and Imaginary Folkdancers

Tickets for the festival are available by phone at 724-799-2067 or 919 348 7744; by email at segahfestival@gmail.com; on Facebook at The Segah Festival Facebook page and at
www.segahfestival.com

The Seg‚h Festival is a joint project of the Center for Iranian Music of Carnegie Mellon University, the Carnegie Mellon University School of Music, the Turkish Student Society of Carnegie Mellon University, the Persian Student Organization of Carnegie Mellon University, and the Persian Panthers of the University of Pittsburgh

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