Join us for a timeless and colorful collaboration Eastern and Western music, dance, and poetry with performers of Ballet Afsaneh dancing to the music of the Zaryab Ensemble and the French horn quartet Quadre. Aycan Yeter, an amazing musician from Turkey, will also be playing. Dance selections by Farima Berenji and Ballet Afsaneh will include Classical Persian, Sema (Whirling), and Azeri dances. Stay until the end and we will have a dance workshop and party!!
Admission is $10-$15, sliding scale. Doors open at 7pm and concert begins at 7:30pm.
Some light food and beverages are sold at Ashkenaz for that party atmosphere.
For more information see http://www.ashkenaz.com/ or http://farimadance.com/events.html.
The Zaryab Ensemble brings a contemporary re-interpretation of Persian traditional roots, melding ancient Persian modal qualities and traditional instruments with modern musical systems. The band features a renowned international cast, specialized in both Persian and Western musical systems, all based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Ballet Afsaneh is an internationally renowned ensemble performing dances of Persia and the Silk Road. Since its founding in 1986, Ballet Afsaneh and the Afsaneh Art & Culture Society have produced critically acclaimed programs for San Francisco's M.H. De Young Museum, the Asian Art Museum, British Museum in London, and the Cabrillo Music Festival.
Quadre French horn ensemble has performed at over 1000 concerts, lectures and workshops throughout the United States since its inception in 1998. Highly entertaining with a bit of whimsy, Quadre "zaps the myth that classical stuff's stuffy!" (Birmingham News).