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A Musical Gesture of Welcome and Openness
Presenting the work of 7 Iranian Composers
March 14, 2017

A Musical Gesture of Welcome and Openness 

Violinist Andrew McIntosh will be presenting the work of 7 Iranian Composers potentially impacted by the recent Executive Order 13768, restricting U.S. travel from seven Middle East countries.

A free event. McIntosh will be performing contemporary works for solo violin, as well as duos with pianist Richard Valitutto and soprano Stephanie Aston. The featured composers are Anahita Abbasi, Sina Fallahzadeh, Ashkan Behzadi, Idin Samimi Mofakham, Arash YazdaniAmir Mahyar Tafreshipour, and Aida Shirazi.

Event begins at 8pm. 

This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are highly recommended. Click the button below.

LA-based composer/violinist/violist/baroque violinist Andrew McIntosh has a unique and multifaceted career spanning solo, chamber, and early music engagements across the US and in Europe. His compositions have been described as “a shining example of the extraordinary music that the youngest generation of American experimentalists has to offer" (TEMPO), and have been featured at major venues in The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, England, Los Angeles, and New York, including several recent performances at the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Green Umbrella series in Walt Disney Concert Hall and at Monday Evening Concerts in Zipper Hall (Los Angeles).

As a solo artist he has appeared recently at the San Francisco Symphony's SoundBox series, and past highlights include solo performances at Stanford University, REDCAT (Los Angeles), the Wulf (Los Angeles), Unruly Music (Milwaukee), Hamburger Klangwerktage (Hamburg), Bludenzer Tage Zeitgemasse Muzik (Austria), Moments Musicaux Aarau (Switzerland), the Pianola Museum (Amsterdam), the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), and KPFK Pacifica Radio. He also was the viola soloist in the US premiere of Ge%u0300rard Grisey’s Les Espaces Acoustiques, for which performance the LA Times said he “played with commanding beauty”.

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