Join the Azrieli Music Prizes on a journey through eras, environments and cultures, exploring enduring yet contemporary concerns via the musical imagination of today’s best composers.
Iman Habibi’s Shāhīn-nāmeh explores 14th Century Judeo-Persian poetry, sung in a traditional Persian style, to expose the close affinities between Persians and Jews dating back centuries.
Rita Ueda’s double concerto embraces birdsong and landscape to reflect on Canada’s shifting multiculturalism.
What does it mean to migrate and settle on land already rich in history?
Canadian-Israeli composer Aharon Harlap gives us five psalms for soprano and orchestra that follow an emotional journey from despair to hope.
This is a song cycle with an uplifting message for our times.
Alexandre Bloch, conductor
Sharon Azrieli, soprano
Sepideh Raissadat, voice and setar
Naomi Sato, shō
Zhongxi Wu, suona/sheng
Maison symphonique de Montréal
Shāhīn-nāmeh, for voice and orchestra (premiere)
Texts by Shahin Shirazi
Birds Calling… from the Canada in You, for shō, suona/sheng and orchestra (premiere)
Out of the depths have I cried unto Thee, O Lord, for soprano and orchestra
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