Sounds of Persia: Traditional music from Iran for santur and strings

Dariush Saghafi, world's master of the Persian instrument "santur" comes to Connecticut with Iranian composer Reza Vali.
Dariush S.
Dariush S.
HARTFORD, Conn. - March 4, 2019 - PRLog -- The resident musicians of Cuatro Puntos, a Connecticut organization dedicated to intercultural dialogue through music, will be joined by Persian Santur master Dariush Saghafi and composer Reza Vali. They will present four concerts from April 11-14 in Hartford, Glastonbury, Willimantic, and Enfield.

Get lost in a soundscape foreign from Western musical traditions as Dr. Saghafi performs a traditional improvised solo on santur, then hear two traditions merge as the Cuatro Puntos Resident Musicians (a string quartet) and Saghafi perform Reza Vali's compositions based on traditional Persian music.  Born and educated in Iran, Dr. Dariush Saghafi is the considered one of the world's leading masters of the santur (a plucked, dulcimer instrument). Reza Vali, also born and raised in Iran, resides in Pittsburgh and teaches composition at Carnegie Mellon University.

The program will be presented at the following times. All concerts are free of charge, however a $10 suggested donation is appreciated in Hartford, Glastonbury, and Enfield.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 12:00pm in Willimantic. Eastern Connecticut State University, Fine Arts Instructional Center Auditorium.
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7:00pm in Hartford. Christ Church Cathedral, 45 Church Street, Hartford.
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:00pm in Glastonbury. Lutheran Church of St. Mark, 75 Griswold St., Glastonbury.
Sunday, April 14 at 4:00pm in Enfield. Enfield Congregational Church, 1295 Enfield St., Enfield.

 Cuatro Puntos is an organization dedicated to intercultural dialogue and universal access through the performance, writing, and teaching of music. Cuatro Puntos oversees a professional ensemble of resident musicians, a concert series, arts-integration school workshops, and the Music Moves Hartford program for those who face homelessness in Hartford.  The Cuatro Puntos Resident Musicians have performed extensively throughout the United States as well as in Bolivia, Brazil, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Turkey, and Afghanistan. They have recorded for Toccata Classics, Métier, and Naxos. They have 4 new albums being released in 2019, including all the music presented at this concert.

Learn more about this and all of our programs and concerts at, or by calling 860-498-3279.

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