Drive In Concert Film: Lost in the Desert Sky
|Friday, May 21, 2021, 08:30pm
Gates will open at 7:45 PM
Fine Arts Center Theatre South Parking Lot
LOST IN THE DESERT SKY: KAYHAN KALHOR IN MEMORY OF MOHAMMAD REZA SHAJARIAN
Experience a one-of-a-kind filmed concert honoring the legacy of one of Iran’s greatest vocalists Mohammad Reza Shajarian (1940-2020).
Lost in The Desert Sky: Kayhan Kalhor in Memory of Mohammad Reza Shajarian was filmed in the spectacular Mahinistan Palace in Kashan, Iran and features all new music by Kayhan Kalhor performed by his ensemble and introducing vocalist Hadi Hosseini.
Iranian-born Kayhan Kalhor is an internationally acclaimed virtuoso on the kamancheh (spiked fiddle), who through his many musical collaborations has been instrumental in popularizing Persian around the world and is a creative force in today’s music scene. His performances of traditional Persian music and multiple collaborations have attracted audiences around the globe. He has studied 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. He is co-founder of the renowned ensembles Dastan and Masters of Persian Music. Kalhor has composed works for Iran’s most renowned vocalists Mohammad Reza Shajarian and Shahram Nazeri and has also performed and recorded with Iran’s greatest instrumentalists.
The concert will also be available to stream in New Mexico starting Friday, May 21 at 8:30 PM through Sunday, May 23 at 8:30 PM. Link for event here.