Today, take a listen to some Persian music from Parisa and the Dastan Ensemble. Parisa is a Persian classical singer introduced to me by Daniel Sabzghabaei, whose piece we will hear in tomorrow’s concert. I am intrigued by the vocal style, especially “tahrir,” or what sounds like “breaking” of the voice. It is incredibly passionate and expressive, and the soaring vocals over the deeply rhythmic sounds of the ensemble are hypnotic. Enjoy!
Parisa & Dastan Ensemble: Shoorideh
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Amy Owens enjoys a diverse career in concert work, opera, and new music. She has appeared in concert in venues ranging from Wolf Trap to Carnegie Hall with renowned orchestras across the United States, including the National Symphony Orchestra, Utah Symphony, Reno Philharmonic, Omaha Symphony, Virginia Symphony, and Buffalo Philharmonic. Her operatic engagements have taken her to Santa Fe Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Dallas Opera, Utah Opera, Central City Opera, On Site Opera, and others. Her debut album of original music, HAETHOR, was released Spring 2018 to acclaim in the electronica world. This past year, she was selected to participate in the Hart Institute for Women Conductors at Dallas Opera. She has received awards from the Sullivan Foundation, the George London Foundation, and the Metropolitan Opera National Council.