Ascending Bird

Siamak Aghaei; YouTube Symphony Orchestra

Ascending Bird
by Narges Khatoon

The YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2011 performs Ascending Bird - Suite for string orchestra by Siamak Aghaei and Colin Jacobsen at the Grand Finale concert. Featuring leader Richard Tognetti and sand artist Kseniya Simonova.


Maryam Hojjat

My first sand artist is beautiful Simonov

by Maryam Hojjat on

I had never seen such art as portrayed by the artist with great symphony.  thanks for posting.

Ari Siletz

Ver cool!

by Ari Siletz on

Good to hear an Iranian composer use orchestral sounds so sparingly in a "simorgh" theme. Usually cymbals and brass create a lot of turbulence at the end of the flight, leaving us wondering if the bird crash landed.

Red Wine


by Red Wine on

It was time for Richard Tognetti work with some Iranian musician who knows well about western classical music, something that has always lacked.

I don't know how many hours they have had to practice to play this song but I see the result and I really like it.. is to be set in a very important thing, that most of those who play in this Orchestra are not one hundred percent professional and that's why Maybe there are some imbalances in sound but in general the thing has gone well and I'm hoping to see more things from this Orchestra and more collaborations with Iranian musicians.

It was joy to see again Simonov.she is really an artist .

Thank you for video .