In an exciting programme exploring humanity, peace and love, join the Light of Music Symphony Orchestra for a unique evening of Persian symphonic music in collaboration with the Ishirini Choir, under the baton of Babak Kazemi.
Celebrating poems by the 10th-, 13th- and 14th-century Persian poets Ferdowsi, Rumi and Hafez, set to the exuberant symphonic world of mysticism, romance and nostalgia, where every profound word and insightful rhyme translates into music in a way that has never been experienced before.
Sanctus Enuma Elish Arash the Archer
Humming Chorus Sufi’s Monologue A Song of Butterfly & Fire
Babak Kazemi Composer/Conductor Shirin Asgari Soprano Hamid Rasti Santur Ardeshir Haghighi Daf Veria Amiri Taar
Mozart Magic Flute Opera Light of Music Opera Production Friday 13th of June 2013 7:30pm Babak Kazemi conducts LMPO orchestra on a production of Mozart’s Magic Flute Opera.
LMPO European Tour
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 Thursday 4TH December 2014 7:30 pm Friday 30th of May 2014 7:30 pm Babak Kazemi conducts Wagner and Brahms
About... Wagner Tannhäuser Overture Wagner Siegfried Idyll Wagner Aria from The Flying Dutchman; Der Frist ist um. Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 Conducted by Babak Kazemi Light of Music Philharmonic Orchestra
Bellini’s Norma Opera
Friday 30th of May 2014 7:30pm Babak Kazemi conducts LMPO orchestra on a production of Bellini’s Norma Opera
Verdi’s La Traviata
Friday 6th of June 2014 7:30pm Babak Kazemi conducts LMPO orchestra on a production of Verdi’s La Traviata Opera
Persian Classical Music 15th of March 2014 Tasnif music and Persian folk music. Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London University
About... The Spring Equinox performance has a happy theme and is in two parts. The first half of the concert is Tasnif music based on the poetry of our famous poets such as Hafiz and Sa'di and the second half is familiar folk music such as Kurdish, Gilaki, Azeri and Lori, celebrating the season of spring. This is a joyous concert in celebration of Norooz.
Concert on Tour
Bruch Violin Concerto in G minor Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto No.1 Thursday 4TH of January 2014 7:30pm Babak Kazemi conducts LMPO on tour
About... Debussy Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto No.1 Beethoven Egmont Overture Bruch Violin Concerto in g minor Conducted by Babak Kazemi Violin Elena Ganeva Light of Music Philharmonic Orchestra
Concert on Tour
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6 Friday 25th of October 2013 7:30pm Babak Kazemi conducts LMPO on tour
About... Wagner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Overture Wagner Wahn Monologue from Meistersinger opera Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6 Conducted by Babak Kazemi Light of Music Philharmonic Orchestra
Bizet Carmen Opera
Friday 20th of June 2013 7:30pm Babak Kazemi conducts LMPO orchestra on a production of Bizet’s Carmen Opera.
Rumi’s Spiritual Odyssey
Light of Music Persian Chamber Orchestra Friday 30th November 2013 7:30pm
Rumi’s Spiritual Odyssey, was an inspiring and beautiful performance of Mowlana Jalaledin Balkhi’s (Rumi) Journey through life in his own words from Divan-e Shams. It was recited both in Persian and English and was accompanied by vocalists and Light of Music Persian Chamber Orchestra. The event was performed in London (SOAS & Artsdepot), Cambridge and Southampton. The DVD for this event is available for purchase from this website.
Light of Music Persian Chamber Orchestra Friday 12th of December 2012
Intoxication of Hafez was performed at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, Southampton and School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London. The concert was a fusion of music and poetry and of Eastern and Western music. This gave our audience a unique opportunity to have a deep insight of Hafez and his poetry, as well as listen to some innovative Western influenced music. The DVD for this event is available for purchase from this website.