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Triumph of Love

Witness the U.S. Premiere of The Legend of Bijan and Manijeh by Persian composer Farhad Poupel, for piano, choir, and orchestra, with concert pianist Jeffrey Biegel. This evocative work is based on an ancient Farsi love story taken from the Shahnameh (The Book of Kings), an epic poem by Persian poet Ferdowsi written between 977 and 1010 CE. Other love stories, mythical and historical, are brought to life through music of the great composers.

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3 PM Pre-Concert Talk – Join Artistic Director Joseph Caulkins, Composer Farhad Poupel, and concert pianist Jeffrey Biegel before the concert as they discuss the creativity behind the music.

Repertoire:

The Captive Queen – Jean Sibelius

Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 – Gustav Mahler

Wedding Cantata – Daniel Pinkham

Three Shakespeare Madrigals – Emma Lou Diemer

The Water is Wide – René Clausen

Childhood Memories (Persian Suite) – Farhad Poupel

The Legend of Bijan and Manijeh – Farhad Poupel

COMMISSION SPONSOR:
Larry D Patton

GUEST ARTIST SPONSORS:
Phil Butler & Nadine Thomas

COMPOSER IN RESIDENCE SPONSORS:
Judy & Bill Plerhoples

COMPOSER RECEPTION SUPPORT:
Lynne Lash & Bernadette Cattanach

 

Event details

Guest Artists

Jeffery Biegel

Jeffrey Biegel

farhad Poupel

Farhad Poupel

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