Kayhan Kalhor Live at UIUC

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Event Date: 
February 15, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Gregory Hall
810 S Wright St, Urbana, Illinois 61801

The UIUC Iranian Cultural Association (ICA-UIUC) and Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (CSAMES) are proud to present three-time Grammy nominee and renowned kamancheh virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor in concert at the University of Illinois on Friday, February 15, 2019 from 7-9pm in Gregory Hall (810 S Wright St, Urbana). The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music is one of several co-sponsors of this event, including the Center for Global Studies through support from the US Department of Education's Title VI NRC Program.

Kalhor is an internationally acclaimed artist who has been instrumental in popularizing Persian music in the West through his many collaborations, and is a creative force in today’s music scene. His performances of traditional Persian music have attracted audiences from around the globe. He is known for studying the music of Iran’s many regions, in particular those of Khorason and Kordestan, and has toured the world as a soloist with various ensembles and orchestras including the New York Philharmonic and the Orchestre National de Lyon.

Kalhor is also the co-founder of the renowned ensembles Dastan, Ghazal: Persian & Indian Improvisations, and Masters of Persian Music, and has composed works for Iran’s most renowned vocalists including Mohammad Reza Shajarian and Shahram Nazeri. He has composed music for television and film, and was most recently featured on the soundtrack of Francis Ford Copolla’s Youth Without Youth. Kayhan Kalhor has also collaborated with many other well known composers including Osvaldo Golijov and John Adams, and his compositions appear on several albums by Yo-Yo Ma’s Silkroad Ensemble, of which he is a member.

This concert is free and open to the public, but numbered seats can be secured by reserving a free ticket. Please see the Facebook Event page below for ticketing details.

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