We are extremely excited to announce our new classical music series, called the Cynthia Marks Chamber Music Series. In partnership with the University of Alberta, Augustana Campus, the Chamber Music Series brings our classical performancs into one excellent series. This series would not be possible without the support of Cynthia Marks.
Below you will find information about a performance that will transport you to Persian classical music stylings from a pair of talented musicians.
FARHAD KHOSRAVI | SANTUR/SANTOUR
DANIEL STADNICKI | PERCUSSION/PERCUSSIONS
The earliest version of the santur instrument dates back to as far as Babylonian stone carvings (669 B.C.) Now, Prairie Debut audiences have the opportunity to hear the evocative sound of this ancient Persian instrument performed in contemporary style that traverses time.
The long resonating tones of Farhad Khosravi’s santur weave naturally with the earthy sounds of Daniel Stadnicki’s percussion, creating a seamless musical journey. Their second collaborative album, Mosàfer, was released in August 2020 to critical acclaim.
Farhad and Daniel have performed in multiple venues and festivals in Edmonton including Royal Alberta Museum, Winspear Centre, Alberta Culture Days, Mile Zero Dance, and the Yardbird Suite.