“At The Door” commission from the New York Festival of Song

The New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) will premiere my new work “At The Door” as part of the Bernstein Marathon at the CUNY Graduate Center, Saturday, December 2nd at 6pm during the NEXT portion of the marathon, featuring new music. Commissioned by NYFOS and Michael Barret, written for soprano Amy Owens, baritone Jesse Blumberg, and pianist and Bernstein scholar Leann Osterkamp.

Daniel Sabzghabaei selected for VocalEssence’s ReMix Program

As part of the program, I will be fulfilling two new 5 minute commissions for chorus: one free, the other specifically intended for high school voices. I will also be receiving mentorship from composer Timothy Takach during the composition and rehearsal process. Performances are slated for November 2017 at the Minnesota ACDA Conference, and March at McNally Smith College.
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My Refuge Is Humanity – Celebrating Immigrants & Refugees


A whole group of artists from MN and beyond have all come together in support of its diverse communities through song, speech, and art. Conductor Ahmed Anazaldua will be leading a chorus to perform and premiere works which reflect the rich cultural diversity of the USA, including my new SSAA and handbell choir work O, Cupbearer a setting of a Rumi quatrain, sung in Farsi. I will also be performing as part of the initiative.