Iman Habibi WSO

Canceled due to COVID – Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Performs Jeder Baum spricht

This concert is canceled due to Manitoba entering code red restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19.

On December 4th and 5th, 2020, The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Daniel Raiskin, will be performing Iman Habibi’s Jeder Baum spricht, as part of their Beyond Classics series. The concert is entitled: “Beethoven’s 5th & Mozart”

Jeder Baum spricht was commissioned by The Philadelphia Orchestra, and premiered by them to an empty Verizon Hall (due to COVID-19 advisory) on March 12, 2020, for the 250th anniversary of Beethoven. It is an unsettling rhapsodic reflection on the climate catastrophe, and is written in dialogue with Beethoven’s 5th and 6th symphonies.

There will be two performances on December 4th and 5th 2020. Below is WSO’s event description:

Iman Habibi is well known to the WSO and its audiences. The Iranian-Canadian composer recently wrote a wonderful work for the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra to be paired with one of the best-known compositions in classical music, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.

A rarely performed but brilliant Concertone for two Violins and Orchestra by Mozart shines the spotlight on the WSO’s Karl Stobbe and Jeremy Buzash. A gorgeous brass and timpani piece begins the evening of music by Samuel Barber, best known for his breathtaking Adagio for Strings.”

WRTI Broadcast of Habibi’s Jeder Baum spricht Performed by Philadelphia Orchestra

On July 26th (1pm EST) and 27th (7pm EST) WRTI will present two more broadcasts of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s performance of Beethoven’s 5th and 6th symphonies, as well as Iman Habibi’s piece, Jeder Baum spricht. The broadcast will include an interview Iman did WRTI’s Susan Lewis backstage at the Verizon Hall. You can listen online from anywhere in the world by visiting WRTI’s website.

WRTI Broadcasts Habibi’s Jeder Baum spricht Performed by Philadelphia Orchestra

On July 26th (1pm EST) and 27th (7pm EST) WRTI will present two more broadcasts of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s performance of Beethoven’s 5th and 6th symphonies, as well as Iman Habibi’s piece, Jeder Baum spricht. The broadcast will include an interview Iman did WRTI’s Susan Lewis backstage at the Verizon Hall. You can listen online from anywhere in the world by visiting WRTI’s website.

Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra Composer in Residence

Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra’s Composer-in-Residence

I am extremely grateful to the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra‘s (VPO) board for their unanimous vote to appoint me as their inaugural composer-in-residence. I am particularly proud to have had a role in shaping this new and exciting position, which will not only help me and my future successors in further cultivating our skills as orchestral composers, but will also be hugely beneficial to the orchestra, as it introduces fresh sounds to its audiences.

As VPO’s inaugural composer-in-residence, I will be commissioned to write a new piece for the orchestra’s upcoming 2014-2015 season (to be performed on Feb. 21st, 2015). Furthermore, I will also be actively consulting with the orchestra’s music-programming committee and introducing them to contemporary works that may be of interest to them as they program their future seasons.

Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra