Kayhan Kalhor And Kiya Tabassian
SATURDAY 30 MAY - 8:00 PM
A virtuoso of the Persian spiked fiddle called the kamancheh, Kayhan Kalhor is a three-time Grammy nominee widely considered to be the greatest living ambassador of Iranian music. Born into an Iranian Kurdish family, he has performed internationally as a founding member of cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble and given solo recitals at Carnegie Hall.
Tonight, he performs on the setar, which he has rarely played on concert stages, a four-stringed lute with 25 moveable frets, often associated with Sufism. He is joined by fellow Iranian, musician and composer Kiya Tabassian, Kalhor’s student of many years, for an evening of exquisite improvisations.
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