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Classical Persian Music Concert

Join us for an evening of fiery meditative improvisation with 2 of the foremost musicians of Persian classical music in the world today. The legendary & revered Iranian composer, Tar and Setar player, Mastero Hossein Alizadeh again joins the renowned Iranian percussionist and Tombak player Pejman Hadadi in concert.

Hossein Alizadeh has been the forefront of musical life in Iran for more than 3 decades and is one of the most important figures in the world of Persian music today. He has single handily created the contemporary sound of Persian classical music, pushing the boundaries of tradition to step into the arena of world music. As a performer, composer, educator & public spokesperson, he has worked relentlessly to raise the profile of Persian Classical music, both at home & all around the world. His album Endless Vision was nominated for Best World Music Album of the Year 2006 in the 49th Edition of the Grammy Awards. Previously he was the conductor & soloist in the Iranian National Orchestra for many years. Among his numerous compositions and albums are notable film scores for contemporary cinema of Iran. Mr. Hossein Alizadeh's Facebook page:

Pejman Hadadi, is the modern day master of Persian percussive instruments Tombak, Daf and Frame-drum and is considered one of the foremost percussionist in the world. In addition to being a prolific performer, he is also an instructor and founder of Neyreez World Music Institute in Southern California,and is a two-time recipient of the prestigious Durfee Foundation Master Musician Award. Renowned for his trail-blazing approach to rhythm, Pejman has performed around the world with the leading masters of Persian music in some of the worlds most prestigious world music festivals and as a member of various ensembles including the celebrated Dastan and ZARBANG ensembles. He has innovated a whole new understanding of the infinite possibilities of rhythm.

$35 presale, $40 at the door, $20 student discount with valid ID.

Presented by Akhavass Productions


Sun, 10 Feb at 7:30pm - at 9:30pm
Rudramandir Center 830 Bancroft Way, #101, 830 Bancroft Way, #101
Pezhham Akhavass