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August 2018

Music at McQuiston Presents Deborah Grimmett’s Piano Recital in Belfast, Northern Ireland

August 19, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Mcquiston Church Belfast, 10 Moneyrea Street
Belfast, BT6 9BL United Kingdom
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On Sunday, August 19, 2018, Deborah Grimmett will be presenting a full solo piano recital at McQuiston Memorial Presbyterian Church in Belfast. The repertoire includes works my 2013 Piano Sonata, Voyage, as well as works by Brahms, Debussy, Respighi, and Rhoda Coghill. Described as "electric and absolutely breathtaking," (CiTR radio), and "a true tour de force" (Musetta Stone), pianist Deborah Grimmett's performances have been heard throughout North America and Europe in major concert halls such as the Orpheum Theater, and…

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September 2018

In Residency at Gabriela Lena Frank Academy of Music

September 17, 2018 - September 19, 2018

I will be in residence at Gabriela Lena Frank's Academy of Music in Boonville, California, working on piece for Chiara String Quartet. This is not a public event.

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November 2018

Spiritus Chamber Choir Performs The Colour of Freedom

November 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm MDT
Knox United Church, 504, 4th Street SW
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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$20 – $25
Spiritus Chamber Choir Iman Habibi

Spiritus Chamber Choir, led by Timothy Shantz, will be joined by tenor Amir Haghighi in a performance of my choral piece, The Colour of Freedom in Calgary. Originally written for the Vancouver Peace Choir and tenor Amir Haghighi, this piece is set to Farsi poetry by Baba Taher and English poetry by Marina Nemat, and is a raw reaction to the 2009 protests in Iran that saw the death and imprisonment of dozens of Iranian protesters. Tickets are available through Spritus Chamber Choir's website.

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February 2019

Preview Performance of RevolutionStreet in Berkeley with Del Sol Quartet

February 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC-5
Fifth Street Farms, 1517 Fifth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710 United States
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$20

Del Sol String Quartet will be giving a preview performance of my string quartet, RevolutionStreet, at Fifth Street Farms in Berkeley, California. Named "Reinventing Traditions," the program are works by Erika Oba, Lou Harrison, Ben Johnston, Zeynep Gedizlioğlu, and Erberk Eryılmaz.

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Composer Fellowship at Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music

February 19, 2019 - February 24, 2019
Canadian Composer, Iranian Composer, Michigan Composer

I am honoured to be joining my dear friends at the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music as a veteran composer fellow this year. I will be attending two residencies in Boonville, California, and Gil, Massachusetts in 2019, to develop a new piece for violist Melissa Reardon and cellist Raman Ramakrishnan.

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March 2019

Illuminations: Del Sol String Quartet Premieres RevolutionStreet

March 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm PST
Winifred Smith Hall, University of California, Irvine, Building 710
Irvine, CA 92617 United States
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Free
Del Sol Quartet

San Francisco’s critically-acclaimed Del Sol String Quartet presents a program focusing on young Iranian and Iranian-American composers, including Iman Habibi's RevolutionStreet. The piece was written for and refined during workshops with Chiara String Quartet, while Iman was a composer fellow at the Gabriela Lena Frank Academy of Music. Del Sol will also perform Ben Johnston’s String Quartet No. 4, Amazing Grace, as well as works by three UCI graduate students. The concert is sponsored by the Jordan Center for Persian Studies, and…

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Recording Session: Del Sol String Quartet Records RevolutionStreet

March 2, 2019
Del Sol Quartet

Note: This event is not open to public. For information about the public event including this piece, please visit this link. Del Sol String Quartet will be recording Iman Habibi's RevolutionStreet, alongside other works, for release on an upcoming album sponsored by Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture and the department of music at The University of California Irvine.

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Tapestry Opera Songbook IX Features Pursuit

March 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-5
Ernest Balmer Studio, The Distillery Historic District, 9 Trinity St #316
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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$25
Jacqueline Woodley Tapestry Opera

Tapestry Opera will be presenting its Songbook IX on March 29th and 30th, 2019 at the Ernest Balmer Studio in the Historic Distillery District. The program will include Iman Habibi's short opera, Pursuit, which was written as part of Tapestry Opera's composer-librettist program in 2016, and will feature some of Canada's finest emerging musicians under the mentorship of pianist Andrea Grant, and soprano Jacqueline Woodley. Tickets are $25. There will be three performances: Friday March 29, 8pm Saturday, March 30,…

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Tapestry Opera Songbook IX Features Pursuit

March 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm UTC-5
Ernest Balmer Studio, The Distillery Historic District, 9 Trinity St #316
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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$25
Jacqueline Woodley Tapestry Opera

Tapestry Opera will be presenting its Songbook IX on March 29th and 30th, 2019 at the Ernest Balmer Studio in the Historic Distillery District. The program will include Iman Habibi's short opera, Pursuit, which was written as part of Tapestry Opera's composer-librettist program in 2016, and will feature some of Canada's finest emerging musicians under the mentorship of pianist Andrea Grant, and soprano Jacqueline Woodley. Tickets are $25. There will be three performances: Friday March 29, 8pm Saturday, March 30,…

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Tapestry Opera Songbook IX Features Pursuit

March 30, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-5
Ernest Balmer Studio, The Distillery Historic District, 9 Trinity St #316
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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$25
Jacqueline Woodley Tapestry Opera

Tapestry Opera will be presenting its Songbook IX on March 29th and 30th, 2019 at the Ernest Balmer Studio in the Historic Distillery District. The program will include Iman Habibi's short opera, Pursuit, which was written as part of Tapestry Opera's composer-librettist program in 2016, and will feature some of Canada's finest emerging musicians under the mentorship of pianist Andrea Grant, and soprano Jacqueline Woodley. Tickets are $25. There will be three performances: Friday March 29, 8pm Saturday, March 30,…

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April 2019

Music in Color: Orchestra of St. Luke’s Premieres a Commissioned Work – Manhattan

April 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-5
Harlem School of the Arts, Gallery, 645 St. Nicholas Avenue
Manhattan, NY 10030 United States
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At a concert presented by Carnegie Hall, Orchestra of St. Luke's premieres Uproot, a new work by Iman Habibi. The piece is commissioned in conjunction with Gabriela Lena Frank Academy of Music. Curated by Gabriela Lena Frank, the concert features music by composers of color. In 2018, the Music in Color series presented the life and music of Florence Price, the first African-American female composer to have her work performed by a major American orchestra. Other works on the program include: GABRIELA…

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May 2019

23DegreeTheatre – Expectations – Featuring Pursuit and Opposites Attract

May 19, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-5
La Sala Rossa, 4848 St Laurent Blvd
Montreal, QC H2T 1R5 Canada
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$20 – $25
23DegreeTheatre Expectations at La Sala Rosse

23DegreeTheatre will be presenting two of my short operas, Pursuit (libretto by Jessica Murphy), and Opposites Attract (libretto by Phoebe Tsang). There will be three performances, all at La Sala Rossa (4848 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal): Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 8pm Monday, May 20, 2019 - 8pm Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 8:30pm Following their sold-out exploration of identity through contemporary opera, 23DegreeTheatre is presenting a night of contemporary opera promoting critical thought and self-awareness. The programme challenges your…

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23DegreeTheatre – Expectations – Featuring Pursuit and Opposites Attract

May 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-5
La Sala Rossa, 4848 St Laurent Blvd
Montreal, QC H2T 1R5 Canada
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$20 – $25
23DegreeTheatre Expectations at La Sala Rosse

23DegreeTheatre will be presenting two of my short operas, Pursuit (libretto by Jessica Murphy), and Opposites Attract (libretto by Phoebe Tsang). There will be three performances, all at La Sala Rossa (4848 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal): Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 8pm Monday, May 20, 2019 - 8pm Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 8:30pm Following their sold-out exploration of identity through contemporary opera, 23DegreeTheatre is presenting a night of contemporary opera promoting critical thought and self-awareness. The programme challenges your…

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23DegreeTheatre – Expectations – Featuring Pursuit and Opposites Attract

May 22, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm UTC-5
La Sala Rossa, 4848 St Laurent Blvd
Montreal, QC H2T 1R5 Canada
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$20 – $25
23DegreeTheatre Expectations at La Sala Rosse

23DegreeTheatre will be presenting two of my short operas, Pursuit (libretto by Jessica Murphy), and Opposites Attract (libretto by Phoebe Tsang). There will be three performances, all at La Sala Rossa (4848 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal): Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 8pm Monday, May 20, 2019 - 8pm Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 8:30pm Following their sold-out exploration of identity through contemporary opera, 23DegreeTheatre is presenting a night of contemporary opera promoting critical thought and self-awareness. The programme challenges your…

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July 2019

In Residence at Westben Center Performer-Composer Residency

July 7, 2019 - July 13, 2019
Westben Center for Connection and Creativity, 6698 County Road 30 North
Campbellford, Ontario K0L 1L0 Canada
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$26.55

I am excited to be joining 12 other artists for a Performer-Composer Residency at Westben Center for Connection and Creativity. During the one-week residency, I will be presenting a workshop, and giving a public performance of a new work on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Click here for more information about the final event.

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