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Masters of Persian Music at the Ferst

2010 February 24


Masters of Persian Music will be improvising and playing classical Iranian music at the Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech this Friday. World music somewhat reminiscent of Ravi Shankar, Masters of Persian Music includes three generations of performers.

Hossein Alizadeh (shourangiz and tar) has played with the National Orchestra of Iran and was conductor and soloist of the Iranian National Radio and Television Orchestra. He has taught at the University of Tehran, the Tehran Music Conservatory and the California Institute of the Arts.

Kayhan Kalhor (5-stringed kamancheh) is a three-time Grammy Nominee and has written scores for film and TV, including for Francis Ford Copolla’s “Youth Without Youth.”

The band’s tour includes major cities across the country, including New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C. MPM’s album “Faryad” was nominated for a Grammy Award.

Show time is Friday at 8 p.m. at Ferst Center for the Arts.

Saturday at 8 p.m. at Ferst Center for the Arts it’s Kenny Barron, Kurt Elling and Regina Carter!

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