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Celebrating Resilience: Music by Iranian Bahá’ís

Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm


With the Ashland Chamber Music Society, Crossing Borders Music shares this special concert shares music and stories of resilience of Bahá’í composers from Iran in the face of their government’s systematic persecution of members of the Bahá’í religion. Officially barred from attending college or university because of their religion, Iranian Bahá’ís and their Muslim supporters founded the Bahá’í Institute for Higher Education, a grassroots school that holds classes in living rooms and basements. At this school, in the face of government raids and faculty imprisonment and disappearance, these brave musicians learned and taught music. This concert shares their stories and their music.
Marianne Parker, piano; Rasa Mahmoudian, violin; and Tom Clowes, cello will perform works by composers including Nikan MilaniBadie Khaleghian, and Farid Javidan.
Read more about The Bahá’í Institute for Higher Education and hear Badie Khaleghian’s music here.


Sunday, November 11, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
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Ashland Chamber Music Society


Presbyterian-Congregational Church
214 Vaughn Ave
Ashland, WI 54806 United States
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