2 pm pre-concert talk with Philip V. Bohlman
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With performance credits that include the New York Philharmonic and the Silkroad Ensemble, Iranian maestro Kayhan Kalhor has championed the sounds of ancient Persian music for a modern, global audience. At the center of Kalhor’s sound is his virtuosity on the kamancheh, or “spike fiddle,” which, accompanied by Middle Eastern percussion, traces a silvered thread through music that unfolds like vivid tapestries, weaving together elements of East and West, old and new.
A reception with the audience and artists will follow the concert in the Gidwitz Lobby.
Presented in partnership with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies