Award-winning Iranian-Canadian composer, pianist, and sound engineer Pouya Hamidi celebrates 16 years of work through 7 chamber compositions.
Over the past decade and half, award-winning Iranian-Canadian composer, pianist, and sound engineer Pouya Hamidi has worked tirelessly to carve out his own unique expressive channel through Toronto’s musical landscape. His first-ever portrait concert Sense of Place, celebrates his music and achievements by bringing together seven of his varied chamber compositions from the past 16 years.
Featuring: Zorana Sadiq, Michael Bridge, Geoffrey Conquer, Beth Silver, Aysel Taghi-Zada, Aline Homzy, Laurence Schaufele, Daniel Morphy, Peter F. Stoll, Gavin Warren, Padideh Ahrarnejad
Concert generously supported by Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council.
Full program notes available here.
The Battle Within (2007)– Geoffrey Conquer
Adagio (2006)– Aysel Taghi-Zada, Beth Silver, Pouya Hamidi
(violin, cello, piano)
Man Marg Ra (2013)– Ahmad Shamlou, Zorana Sadiq, Pouya Hamidi
(poetry, voice, piano)
Spherical Interactions (2012)– Michael Bridge, Zorana Sadiq, Aysel Taghi-Zada, Aline Homzy, Laurence Schaufele, Beth Silver, Daniel Morphy, Pouya Hamidi
(accordion, voice, violin, viola, cello, percussion, piano)
Three Reflections on Empathy (2015)– Michael Bridge, Aysel Taghi-Zada, Aline Homzy, Laurence Schaufele, Beth Silver
(accordion, violin, viola, cello)
Sense of Place (2017)– Peter F. Stoll, Gavin Warren
Notes of Hope (2018)– Bänoo Zan, Zorana Sadiq, Aysel Taghi-Zada, Aline Homzy, Laurence Schaufele, Beth Silver, Daniel Morphy, Pouya Hamidi, Padideh Ahrarnejad
(poetry, clarinet, voice, violin, viola, cello, percussion, piano, tar)
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