Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Rubaiyat of Omar Khaiyyam in Sandgate

Some photos from the performance of Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Noor in Sandgate on Saturday night. We've been rehearsing for several months now, and the show is coming along really nicely. I especially want to compliment reader Margi Brown Ash, who only joined us a month ago and brought something new to her recitation every rehearsal. It was very well received by the audience - an encore and standing ovation! We now plan to record a CD and do more shows later in the year.

Noor performing Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam at Sandgate Music By The Sea
L to R: Margi Brown Ash (text), Cieavash Arean (santoor, camanche, ney, vocals), Shen Flindell (tabla), Siroos Alavi (tar, oud, vocals), Donald Hall (chromatic harp)
(Photo by Istvan Repasi)

Margi and Cia

Shen and Siroos

1 comment:

margi Brown Ash said...

Chen, i absolutely adored working with you all on the Omar Khaiyyam project. I am still thinking about it: the music sits inside my head, and the verses impact on me each day. Thank you for the opportunity to work with such fine musicians.
i hope to get to hear some of your other music soon,
warmest regards, Margi Brown Ash.