Persian traditional music is played and listened to not only for pleasure for it also serves a transformative purpose.
Iranian virtuosos Kayhan Kalhor (pictured) and Kiya Tabassian will introduce audiences to this soulful and ancient music through the setar, a four-stringed lute with 25 moveable frets.
Kalhor is a three-time Grammy nominee widely considered to be the greatest living ambassador of Persian music. Born into an Iranian Kurdish family, he has performed internationally as a founding member of cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble and given solo recitals at Carnegie Hall. He is accompanied by his student, Tabassian.