Reviewed by Lee Shepherd The Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert Saturday (April 18)  at Binghamton University – dubbed “Framed Artistry” -- offered a gripping and exciting armchair adventure tour of Iran, Spain and Russia. No passport required! All the works were “programmatic,” that is, evoking scenes and places, with “you are there” veracity. Not often are Binghamton audiences treated to a world premiere of a world-class composition – in this case, Esther by Iranian-American Behzad Ranjbaran, who is on the faculty of the Juilliard School of Music. “It’s a...
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