flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, zheng, oud, kamânche, darbouka, percussion, tombak, daf, santur, setar, violin, viola, cello and double bass

Suite concertante is a program suite dramatizing Iran’s history in the past 150 years, through the analogy of four Persian rugs. Each has a distinct social/geographical origin, recalling particular lives and times. ‘Kilim’ is atribal flat tapestry woven carpet with geometrical designs derived from nature. ‘Sarouk’ is a delicate carpet, often made of silk, with curvilinear and floral designs of a more abstract nature. ‘Jajim’ is a nomadic flat woolen tapestry rug made and used by nomadic peoples, with abstract minimalist designs. ‘Gabbeh’ is a pile rug made and used by nomadic peoples, with designs derived from life.