Shahrdad Rouhani Plans Sari Event
Iranian-American composer, conductor, violinist and pianist Shahrdad Rouhani, 62, will perform a piano recital in Sari, Mazandaran Province.
Slated for May 4 at Salman Harati Hall, Rouhani’s recital is to feature a selection of his compositions, ILNA reported.
“I will perform some of my own compositions, and Arash Eslami, percussionist will accompany me,” Rouhani said.
“I’ve staged performances in most places in Iran. Sari is the only one where I haven’t performed yet. I’ll be performing for the people in the upcoming program.”
He said he had received many messages from people in different cities to conduct his recitals and concerts. “I’ve selected a number of my compositions to play in various places.”
He said he is aware that most of the artistic activities and programs in the country are centralized in Tehran. “It is difficult and time consuming for the people living in other provinces to travel to the capital and attend cultural programs. This is why I decided to go to the counties and perform for the people living there,” Rouhani said.
Referring to the “differences” often existing in provincial concerts, he said “There are limited facilities for organizing a cultural event and therefore concerts are held in smaller auditoriums. This helps performers and the audiences establish a strong rapport, and make the atmosphere charged with emotion.”
Many counties have not seen such concerts so far and thus anticipate them enthusiastically. “Their appreciation is in fact extraordinary and I’m impressed by their feelings,” Rouhani added.