Concerts from the Library of Congress developed the Boccaccio Project to provide some artistic responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ten composers were commissioned to write brief solo works, with the remotely recorded pieces to be premiered online in June 2020.
Premiere Date: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2020 at 8:00 PM
Composer Ashkan Behzadi has been paired with cellist Mariel Roberts of the Wet Ink Ensemble to write a new work for solo cello, entitled Lobelia.
Mariel Roberts, cello
About the work
In Lobelia, we are observing the fragile and solitude expressivity of the performer "singing to herself," in searching for a forgotten melody of a past collective memory.
~ Ashkan Behzadi