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May 19 2023

Exploring the Influence of Persian Music and Instruments in Composition

Lani Hall

Join composers and scholars for a panel discussion about the influence of Persian instruments on modern compositions, curated by our new post-doctoral scholar of Iranian music, Shahab Paranj. The panel features Richard Danielpour, Ian Krouse, Reza Vali, and Shahab Paranj, composers who have all incorporated Persian instruments into their string quartet compositions.


This program is made possible thanks to generous funding from Farhang Foundation.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served. Registrants will receive priority seating up until 15 minutes before the event.

Seating is first come, first served. Register above for priority seating.


Self-service parking is available at UCLA’s Parking Structure #2 for events in Schoenberg Music Building and the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center. Costs range from $1 for 20 minutes to $20 all day. Learn more about campus parking.


The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is eager to provide a variety of accommodations and services for access and communications. If you would like to request accommodations, please do so 10 days in advance of the event by emailing ADA@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu or calling (310) 825-0174.


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Food and drink may not be carried into the theaters. Thank you!


The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.