San Francisco Classical Voice‘s review of the Sonnets to Orpheus concert:

“Vestiges is unusually creative; I left wanting more…”

https://www.sfcv.org/reviews/left-coast-chamber-ensemble/orpheus-ascends-with-the-left-coast-chamber-ensemble

By Rebecca Wishnia

  The New Yorker writes about MATA inaugural concert from the series of New Music from the Islamic World:

“Lullaby for Shattered Angels,” for the Debussyan combination of flute, viola, and harp), is affecting and well-made.”

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/a-showcase-for-new-music-from-the-islamic-world

By Russell Platt

  Seen and Heard International‘s review of MATA’s inaugural concert from the series of New Music from the Islamic World:

“Lullaby for Shattered Angels (for viola, harp, and flute) had fluidity in the viola/flute partnership, punctuated by a stunning harp part, done with eloquence by Ashley Jackson. Commemorating Kurdish culture, Shirazi’s piece crosses over several nations…”

https://seenandheard-international.com/2017/07/absent-islamic-composers-increase-an-evenings-impact/

By Daniele Sahr

  I Care If You Listen‘s review of MATA inaugural concert from the series of New Music from the Islamic World:

“Beyond a three-note Kurdish lullaby motif, little melody or meter anchored the audience’s temporality. Instead, they were pulled by the piece’s taffy adventure…”

https://www.icareifyoulisten.com/2017/07/mata-new-music-from-the-islamic-world/

By Lana Norris