Category : Events

Every Hour of These Days – A song for the fast

All around the world, Baha’is fast during a period of 19 days from sunrise to sunset from March 2-20. I find this period to be one of the most creative times for me during the year.  Every moment seems to ..

Ayyam-i-Ha Star Nutella Cake (9 stars)!

All around the world Baha’is are celebrating the festival of Ayyam-i-Ha which is a time of bringing cheer to others, visiting the poor and needy and giving gifts.  One of the ways I like to celebrate is by giving home-made ..

Glimmerings featured in a movie!

One of my goals has been to have my music featured in a film and tomorrow that dream will be realised!  I am thrilled that my piece ‘Glimmerings’ (from my piano instrumental album, ‘Glimmerings’) will be featured in an independent movie called ..

Seeking your Insights on Love and Marriage

I have often discussed with friends what makes a marriage successful and enjoy asking long time married couples any secrets they would like to share about their relationship.  In order to explore this topic further and to hear from your ..

Infinite Bounty release date: November 14th!

I am absolutely thrilled to let you know that my upcoming album, ‘Infinite Bounty’, will be released on November 14th! I have been working on this album for almost 2 years and am beyond excited to be able to share ..

China National Symphony Orchestra musicians record on Infinite Bounty

Down a little alleyway, tucked inside a hutong in the heart of the city lies one of the top recording studios in Beijing: Tweak Tone Labs.  Last week we held the final string recording session for ‘Infinite Bounty’ at this ..

'Pun Intended' Wangjing Soho performance

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  • Last Friday evening, my son and the band he plays with, ‘Pun Intended’, were invited to perform for the opening of Wangjing SOHO Beijing, a major office complex designed by renowned architect, Zaha Hadid! The band has been playing together ..

    "Hands of the Cause" book released!

    After a seven year labor of love, I am delighted to finally share that our book ‘Hands of the Cause of God: Amelia Collins, Dorothy Baker, Tarazu’llah Samandari’ has been published and is now available for purchase on my website. ..

    ALS Ice Bucket challenge in honor of Morrie!

    A few days ago, my dear friend Julie Iraninejad nominated me for the ALS ice bucket challenge! What is interesting, and I’m sure it’s no coincidence, is that I just finished reading the book ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ over the summer ..

    Talking to Children about Music

    Recently I was invited to give a talk at an elementary school to 3rd-5th graders about music and my career. I enjoyed putting together the powerpoint presentation explaining what I do, when I started my career, how I compose as ..