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Persian New Year Observed with Radio Broadcast of Music by Faculty Member Reza Vali

Toward that Endless Plain, a concerto for Persian ney, to be heard on 90 stations via American Public Media’s Symphony Cast

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) is pleased to announce that its performance of Toward that Endless Plain, a concerto for Persian ney by Iranian-born composer Reza Vali, will be broadcast across the US in conjunction with the Persian new year. A LACO co-commission, the work is inspired by mystic poet Sohrab Sepehri and features ney virtuoso Khosrow Soltani. The two-hour SymphonyCast program also offers performances of Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1, “Classical” and the “Reformation” Symphony of Mendelssohn, plus interviews with the artists, including composer Vali.

American Public Media will make the program available to its carrier stations beginning on March 16, 2009. Listeners in Southern California can tune in on Saturday, March 21 at 6:00 pm to Classical KUSC 91.5 FM in Los Angeles and its affiliates in Santa Barbara (KQSC 88.7 FM), Palm Springs (KPSC 88.5 FM) and Thousand Oaks (KDSC 91.1 FM). A complete SymphonyCast carriage list is attached; listeners should consult their local stations for exact dates and times of broadcast.