The Plantiful Peach

Commission by the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus

Composer Mark Grey   |   Librettist Niloufar Talebi

Adapted from a short story, “Yek Holoo, Hezaar Holoo”

by Samad Behrangi (1939 - 1967)

World Premiere Sunday April 19, 2015 @ 2:30 PM

Stanford Live Performance

Southern California premiere May 3 & 10 @ 7 PM

Pasadena Presbyterian Church

Call for tix 626/793-4321


Samad Behrangi is one of the greatest Iranian writers of the 20th Century.

He was a native of Azerbaijan, where he taught school, wrote children’s and

young adult books, and wrote pedagogical essays, advocating for children’s

education rights. He drowned in the Aras river at the age of 28.


His most famous works areThe Little Black Fish, (ماهی سیاه کوچولو‎); Talkhoon;

Oldooz and the Talking Doll; Oldooz and the Crows; and One Peach,

One Thousand Peaches (یک هلو هزار هلو “Yek Holoo, Hezaar Holoo”). 


The Plentiful Peach is the coming of age story of a peach and the brave

children who secretly grow heragainst the master’s odds.

Samad Behrangi

LACC Artistic Director, Anne Tomlinson, and composer, Mark Grey