Robert Browning Associates: DASTAN ENSEMBLE & MAHDIEH MOHAMMADKHANI Persian Music

Saturday, September 26, 2015. 8:00 pm

Robert Browning Associates: DASTAN ENSEMBLE & MAHDIEH MOHAMMADKHANI Persian Music

Saturday, September 26, 2015. 8:00 pm

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 renditions 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), Pejman Hadadi (percussion), and Behnam Samani (percussion).

*Presented by Robert Browning Associates with Lotus Music & Dance

Made possible in part with public funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State legislature.

 

Robert Browning Associates: DASTAN ENSEMBLE & MAHDIEH MOHAMMADKHANI is presented by Robert Browning Associates with Lotus Music & Dance.

This performance is made possible in part with public funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State legislature. [ADD NEA + NYSCA Logos]