Shādi, which means “joy” or “festivity” in Persian, takes inspiration from two particularly joyful dance forms found in Iranian classical music. The first is a Chāhārmezrāb, typically performed on a plucked string instrument and characterized by light, nimble melodies. The second is a Reng, a lively dance in a moderately fast tempo that often culminates a performance of Iranian classical music. In the manner of a fantasy, this piece combines these dance forms with lyrical interludes and exuberant outbursts, aspiring to the unique brand of joy which exists solely in the Iranian music repertoire.


  • For flute, violin, & piano
  • Category: Chamber Ensemble
  • Year Composed: 2023
  • Duration: 8'
  • Tags: Iranian Culture
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  • 2023
  • Flute New Music Consortium Composition Competition
  • Finalist


  • 8 JUL 2023
  • Shādi - Premiere
  • Hidden Valley
  • Carmel Valley, CA
  • Catherine Gregory, flute; Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violin; Drew Petersen, piano