“We have something to say in this world of art, no matter how small. The instrument is strength. It’s power. It’s the freedom of my soul.”

I'm Cheryl Posner, Executive Director of Chuck Jones Center for Creativity.  I'd like to share a story that inspires me:  It's about the women of Shiraz, Iran, who play in the Fars Women's Chamber Orchestra.  Their conductor is probably the only man in the entire country who would be permitted to lead this all-female group.  He's blind.

(Thank you, Los Angeles Times, for placing this story on the Sunday edition's first page!)

Please read the story, hear the music, and listen to the sound of freedom in your own heart.

Ali Jafarian & Fars Women's Chamber Orchestra LA Times 12.20.09

(Photo courtesy Los Angeles Times)

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