A UK-Iran musical encounter
- What:Evening events
- Where:Raphael Cartoons
LIVE MUSIC: Join us for an evening exploring contemporary classical music as a means of cultural exchange between the UK and Iran. Listen to the Stay Close Project, a 13-piece orchestra initiated by composer and sound artist Soosan Lolavar, following research periods in both countries.
Drawing on two distinctive musical traditions, Lolavar’s project challenges her British-Iranian heritage and encourages collaboration by composing a new work which brings together classical musicians from the London Philharmonic Orchestra Foyle Future Firsts Scheme. On this occasion they perform the premiere of a 20-minute piece featuring a fusion of styles.
This event is funded by Arts Council England, Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Iran Heritage Foundation.