Masters of Persian Music

February 28, 2006
8 pm, Campbell Hall

UC Santa Barbara Campus

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“Wonder, gravitas and virtuosity…an epic evening of
ruminative poetry and deep improvisation.”
—Village Voice

Three of the most important figures in classical Persian music return to the U.S. following two sold-out tours: Iran’s great vocalist Möhammad Reza Shajarian; tar (lute) maestro Hossein Alizadeh; and Kayhan Kalhor, a virtuoso of the kamancheh (spike fiddle). They will be joined by Shajarian’s son, Homayoun Shajarian, on tombak (drum) and vocals. Their program features new works drawing on the rich heritage of Persian classical music and ancient Sufi and contemporary poetry.

$40 / UCSB Students $19