From the Caucasus to the Caspian Sea

Mount Vernon Music hosts award-winning flutist Mehrdad Gholami in a musical exploration of cultures at the convergence of Europe, Asia and the Middle East on February 22. In a program titled “From the Caucasus to the Caspian Sea” the audience will savor the experience of music largely unknown to Western audiences, by composers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Georgia, Russia and Turkmenistan. Gholami recently completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at TCU, and next to a busy performance schedule works with The Cliburn’s “Cliburn in the Classroom” educational program. Performing with Gholami are Evan Mitchell, piano; Mark Miller, violin; Zachary Mansell, cello.

Tickets are $10 for MVM members, $20 for non-members, and $5 for college students with valid ID. Children's admission through high school is free. (8th grade and younger must be accompanied by an adult ticketholder.) Tickets are available at:

Memberships in MVM start at $25 and support all the organization’s work, including scholarships for young musicians and outreach work for schools and seniors. Memberships are good for the year June 1 through May 31, and members receive discounts on ticket pricing. Details can be found at MVM’s website.

Mount Vernon Music is a 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2005 to further the performance of classical and other fine music in rural East Texas. For information on the mission and concert schedule of Mount Vernon Music, and about historic Mount Vernon Music Hall, please visit

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