Ehsan Matoori - "Voices and Bridges"

Counterpoint Series


Peter Norton Symphony Space – 2537 Broadway at 95th St., Manhattan

Tickets: $35 | $45 | $55 | $100 – VIP (VIP ticket includes preferred seating and artist meet & greet)

Member benefits apply

World Premiere

Iranian-born composer and Persian santoor virtuoso Ehsan Matoori believes that his music “should bring happiness to people and bring people together”.  In this world premiere live event, Ehsan and special guests will present “Voices and Bridges”, a multi-lingual, multicultural collaboration that pairs performances of medieval and modern poetry from different cultures with original music that he composed.

Featured vocalists:

Alireza Ghorbani (Iran – Farsi) | Bombay Jayashri (India – Hindi) | Celia Woodsmith (USA – English) | Maya Hobeika (Lebanon – Arabic) | Michael Kelly (USA – English) | Olcay Bayir (England – Turkish) | Solange Merdinian (USA – Spanish) 

Celia Woodsmith (USA – English)

More about Ehsan Matoori

The COUNTERPOINT series focuses on contemporary artists who push the boundaries of what “world music” can mean in the 21st Century

This program is made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.