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The Ney: An Ancient Flute Celebrated in a Modern Work

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The flute is one of the oldest musical instruments, with its earliest versions found thousands of years ago in different cultures. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, a recently composed flute concerto celebrates one of its ancient bamboo ancestors.

On Sunday, September 28, 2014, on WRTI, Jeffrey Khaner and The Philadelphia Orchestra perform Behzad Ranjbaran’s Flute Concerto.

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Listen to WRTI's Susan Lewis talk with composer Behzad Ranjbaran and soloist Jeffrey Khaner, the Philadelphia Orchestra's Principal Flute.