Wednesday, February 10, 2010

SHAC Event: Masters of Persian Music, Feb. 20

Next Saturday (2/20) the Honors Program will be offering a limited number of tickets to see Masters of Persian Music at The Cleveland Museum of Art at 7:30.
"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." (http://www.clemusart.com/events/MastersofPersianMusic.aspx)

The show is described by The Plain Dealer as "Electrifying spontaneity . . . a once-in-a-life-time experience."

If you are interested in attending, email kwelch12@jcu.edu. Remember, there is limited number of tickets so please respond by Friday the 12th if you are interested.

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