The World Music Institute Presents Masters of Persian Music

In conjunction with the exhibition Between Word and Image: Modern Iranian Visual Culture

Three of today’s most important figures in classical Persian music will return to the US after last year’s sold-out tour: Iran’s great vocalist Mohammad Reza Shajarian; tar (long-necked lute) maestro Hossein Alizadeh; and Kayhan Kalhor, a virtuoso of the kamancheh (spike-fiddle), who has been instrumental in popularizing Persian music in the West. They will be accompanied by Shajarian’s son, Homayoun Shajarian (vocals, tombak/goblet drum). Their program features all new works drawing on the rich heritage of Persian classical music and ancient mystical and contemporary poetry.

Starts 10/5/02 8:00 pm
Ends 10/5/02 9:30 pm
Participants Mohammad Reza Shajarian, Hossein Alizadeh, Kayhan Kalhor, Homayoun Shajarian
Location Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street
Cost Tickets: $45, $35 ($75 Golden Circle).


Program Types: Performance