Masters of Persian Classical Music
Mohammad Reza Shajarian, Hossein Alizadeh, Kayhan Kalhor, Homayoun Shajarian

North American Tour
February/March 2005

This program features three of the most important figures in classical Persian music who will be touring together again after their last two sold-out North American tours: Iran's great vocalist Mohammad Reza Shajarian; tar (long-necked lute) maestro Hossein Alizadeh; and Kayhan Kalhor, a virtuoso of the kamancheh (spike-fiddle). They will be accompanied by Shajarian's son, Homayoun Shajarian (tombak - goblet drum, vocals), who has was hailed by the press for his vocal technique. Their program features all new works drawing on the rich heritage of Persian classical music and ancient Sufi and contemporary poetry. This tour also celebrates the release of their third cd "Faryad" on the World Village label. Their last cd, "Without You," was nominated for a Grammy.

-- Los Angeles Times

"It is almost impossible to translate the significance of the tour."
-- Sunday Boston Globe

"Shajarian is a superstar, the Pavarotti of Persian classical music."
-- Toronto Globe & Mail

"They were hailed with three standing ovations-one before they'd performed a note."
-- Washington Post

Tour dates

March 1 & 2, 2005
Honolulu, HI
University of Hawaii
Presented by East West Center
Tickets and Info:

March 5, 2005, 4:30pm
Washington, D.C.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Concert Hall
2700 F Street NW,
Tickets and Info: (202) 467-4600
Presented by Washington Performing Arts Society
Info: 202-785-9727

March 6 & 13, 2005, 7pm
New York, NY
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Frederick P. Rose Hall
Presented by World Music Institute
Tickets and Info: (212) 545-7536

March 10 2005, 8pm
Atlanta, GA
Gwinnett Civic Center
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth
Tickets/Info: 770-205-8051
Presented by the Persian Arts Group of Atlanta

March 12, 2005, 8pm
Boston, MA
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Presented by World Music, Boston
Tickets and Info: (617) 876-4275

March 18, 2005, 8pm
Cleveland, Ohio
The Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Boulevard
Tickets and Info: (216) 421-7350 or 1-888-CMA-0033

March 20, 2005, 7:30pm
Chicago, IL
Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave.
Tickets and Info: 1-888-294-3550