Robert Browning Associates and Lotus Music & Dance present
Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 8:00 pm
DASTAN ENSEMBLE & MAHDIEH MOHAMMADKHANI
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue (at 3rd Ave), Downtown Brooklyn
A NEW YORK TIMES FALL PREVIEW PICK:
"DASTAN ENSEMBLE AND MAHDIEH MOHAMMADKHANI Classical Persian music, modal and improvisatory, survives in modern Iran. This concert brings together some of Iran’s most celebrated musicians: the Dastan Ensemble — two lutes, an upright fiddle and percussion — and the female singer Mahdieh Mohammadkhani, who makes every quaver expressive. Roulette. Sept. 26. (J.P.)"
top photo of Mahdieh Mohammadkhani by Moein Hashemi Nasab
Dastan, one of Iran’s most celebrated ensembles, is joined by Mahdieh Mohammadkhani, a young singer who has gained much attention in recent years for her entrancing interpretations of contemporary and traditional Persian music. Founded in 1990, Dastan has produced many award-winning recordings and performed with such luminaries as Shahram Nazeri, Sima Bina, Parisa and Salar Aghili, as well as with the Liege Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
The concert will include a new work by Hamid Motebassem based on Foroogh Farrokhzad’s poem “A Window” - a program that was critically acclaimed throughout Europe this year. Dastan features Hamid Motebassem (tar, setar), Saeed Farajpouri (kamancheh), Hossein Behroozinia (barbat) and Pejman Hadadi (percussion).
Tickets: $35/ students & seniors $31