|By Marketwired .||
|February 5, 2014 03:41 PM EST||
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/05/14 -- VOICE OF THE PERSIAN GULF with Maestro Shardad Rohani Concert Orchestra will have its U.S. premiere concert on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 8 PM at UCLA Royce Hall featuring pieces from the "Sinus Persicus Suite" and the "Persian Garden" albums; a collection of the most recent compositions by Maestro Shardad Rohani. The concert will also feature special guest artist Usha Kapoor, a 19-year-old violinist, as well as a 110-piece orchestra and choir.
"The Sinus Persicus Suite is a musical representation of the rich culture and history of my homeland, Iran," said Maestro Shardad Rohani.
Past performances of the Sinus Persicus Suite were received with rave reviews. These include performances with the Tehran Symphony Orchestra and Choir, the Prague Symphony Orchestra and Choir, and the London Symphony Orchestra and London Voices.
"At the beginning of the world there was a walled garden, known in old Persian as Pardis, or Paradise. Persian Garden is a celebration of that memory; an invitation to a soothing respite by the cool running waters and shady trees of Pardis, where the nightingale sings its song to the rose and the beloved."
Tickets to the performance are $85, $65 and $45 and are available via Ticketmaster or local retail outlets in Southern California including Music Box and Ketab Corp. (Westwood Blvd.), Woodland Hills Market and QMarket (Valley), as well as Super Irvine in Orange County. Limited discounted student tickets are also available in person at the UCLA Central Ticket Office at $25 with Valid Student ID. For parking and directions visit http://cap.ucla.edu/visit/royce_hall.asp.
About SHARDAD ROHANI
With an international reputation as a conductor and composer, Maestro Shardad Rohani is one of the most sought after, successful conductors on the music scene today. Educated at the Academy and Conservatories of Music in Vienna, Austria, Mr. Rohani has been the recipient of several important scholarships and awards both in Europe and United States. These include the A.K.M Scholarship, Vienna, Austria, and the ASCAP Scholarship, Los Angeles, California. He has appeared as a guest conductor with a number of prestigious orchestras including, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Zagreb Philharmonic, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, and the American Youth Symphony and others. Mr. Rohani conducted an open-air concert with the London Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra at the Parthenon, Athens, Greece. This concert was widely acclaimed by both critics and audience alike and became the most widely viewed program ever shown on Public Television in United States. www.facebook.com/ShardadRohani