This Portrait concert features three Decoda artists and celebrates Reza Vali’s 70th Birthday, as part of a year of events and performances dedicated to Vali’s unique accomplishments and artistic identity. Dedicated to championing the work of living composers, Decoda has a particular history working with Vali, and brings forth an especially committed and informed interpretation of his distinct musical voice. This performance marks the premiere of a new version of Vali’s work ‘Mystery of the Rose’ for flute, cello and piano.
Song for Solo Flute
Kord for Solo Cello: Calligraphy No. 9
The Mystery of the Rose (flute, cello, piano version)
Kismet: Calligraphy No. 7, Version for Solo Flute and Electronics
Persian Folk Songs: Set No. 16C (cello, piano)
Folk Songs, Set No. 9 (flutes & cello (+ crystal glasses/percussion)
Catherine Gregory, flute
Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello
David Kaplan, piano
As an artist-led collective, Decoda seeks to create a more compassionate and connected world through music – thoughtfully curating outstanding performances of live chamber music, facilitating creative community projects, and inspiring the next generation of musical artists to rethink and reimagine their role in society.