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Masters of Persian Music

Saturday, February 20, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square

About The Event

“Electrifying spontaneity . . . a once-in-a-life-time experience.” –Plain Dealer

Following previous sold-out tours, this edition of Masters of Persian Music features Hossein Alizadeh, the tar (plucked lute) maestro who is considered an inspiration to an entire generation of Iran’s musical culture; Kayhan Kalhor, the kamancheh (spike-fiddle) virtuoso and creative force in today’s music scene who through his many musical collaborations with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and others has been instrumental in popularizing Persian music in the West; and the remarkable young vocalist Hamid Reza Nourbakhsh, the leading disciple of the renowned Mohammad Reza Shajarian. Alizadeh, Kalhor, Nourbakhsh, and a seven-member ensemble will be touring in North America, weaving mystical Persian poetry of Rumi, Hafiz, and others with luscious Persian melodies. $34, CMA members $33.


Support for this performance is dedicated to the poetry of Rumi, a 13th-Century Persian poet and mystic

These programs made possible in part by the Ernest L. and Louise M. Gartner Fund, the P. J. McMyler Musical Endowment Fund, and the Anton and Rose Zverina Music Fund. Additional support has been provided by the Musart Society and the John P. Murphy Foundation. Media sponsors are WVIZ/PBS and 90.3 WCPN ideastream and WCLV 104.9 Classical FM.