“ZAL AND THE PHOENIX” 2019-2021
INTERNAVA will be commissioning a new concert work from the celebrated Iranian composer Loris Tjeknavorian , Zal and The Phoenix, for Narrator and Orchestra, the Persian Tale by Abu'l-Qāsim Ferdowsi Tusi (c. 940–1020), from his Shahnameh ("Book of Kings"), which is the world's longest epic poem created by a single poet, and the national epic of Greater Iran. Ferdowsi is celebrated as the most influential figure in Persian literature and one of the greatest in the history of literature. This new commission is intended for family and children’s audiences in Iran and around the world. The painter Annabel Gosling will be creating illustrations for the project.
Illustration for ZAL & THE PHOENIX" by Annabel Gosling