January 21, 2023
South Arkansas Arts Center
Kermit Poling – Music Director – South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
Persian Tales performance is the World Premier for the Guitar Concerto #2 “Persian.” This concerto was written for Ms. Afshar. Along with this unbelievable music, you will be entertained with the works of Roumanian Folk Dances to spiritual music of olde.
Kermit has been directing SASO for over 25 years. He is known for not only directing in London and here in the states, he is also a composer for music of ballets, concertos, and orchestra events.
Lily Afshar – Guest Artist
Lily is a virtuosa who brings passion to all of her performances. She is acclaimed as “one of the world’s foremost classical guitarists”, according to Public Radio International. Her unique life story finds expression in her art. The Washington Post has described her onstage performance as “remarkable, impeccable”. She is the only classical guitarist in the world who blends excellent formal training in the United States and Europe with the rich cultural heritage of Persia. Every performance brings audiences an extraordinary musical experience.