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Kayhan Kalhor - kamancheh at Metropolitan Museum of Art

01/28/12 Fifth Ave. @ 82nd St. Map
212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org Ages: All Ages

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An evening of traditional Persian music.

Three-time GRAMMY nominee Kayhan Kalhor is an internationally acclaimed virtuoso on the kamancheh (a Persian bowed string instrument). He has studied the music of Iran's many regions, in particular those of Khorason and Kordestan, and has toured the world as a soloist with various ensembles and orchestras including the New York Philharmonic and the Orchestre National de Lyon.

He is co-founder of the renowned ensembles Dastan, Ghazal: Persian & Indian Improvisations and Masters of Persian Music. Kayhan Kalhor has composed works for Iran's most renowned vocalists Mohammad Reza Shajarian and Shahram Nazeri and has also performed and recorded with Iran's greatest instrumentalists. He has composed music for television and film and was most recently featured on the soundtrack of Francis Ford Coppola's Youth Without Youth in a score that he collaborated on with Osvaldo Golijov. Kayhan is a member of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project and his compositions appear on all three of the Ensemble's albums.

Venue Description: Sun.-Thurs., 10am-5:30pm; Fri.-Sat., 10am-9pm. Recommended admission: $25.

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