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Persian Classical Music Concert

Price: $35.00 /per person

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Hello Everyone,

This concert is a tribute to one of the greatest maestros of Persian classical music (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persian_classical_music) and the soloists of tar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar_(lute)), Jalil Shahnaz. He started to play Tar in 1949 in Isfahan, Iran.

Tar plays an important role in classical Persian music. It is a long-necked, waisted instrument, shared by many cultures and countries like Iran (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran), Afghanistan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistan), Armenia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenia), Georgia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_(country)), Republic of Azerbaijan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Azerbaijan), and other areas near the Caucasus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caucasus) region. The word tār means "string" in Persian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persian_language), though it might have the same meaning in languages influenced by Persian.

Our talented musicians of the night will playing a variety of instruments, giving you a great taste of Persian classical music in tribute to late maestro Jalil Shahnaz. The band members of the night are:

Saman Mahmoudi: Santour

Navid Kandelousi: Kamanche/Tar

Ali Pajooheshghar: Oud

Mehrdad Arabi: Tonbak/Percussion

Khosro Ansari: Vocal

Performance starts at 9:00 PM.

Tickets Information:

Tickets are $35 regular and $25 with valid student ID. They can be purchased at following locations:

• Saffron Market 15688 N. Pima Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone (480) 998-0968

• Tasty Kabob 1250 E. Apache Blvd Tempe, AZ 85281 Phone (480) 966-0260

Please refrain from bringing children under 12. We will continue to have other events, festivals and activities perfect for families with children in our Active International group.

Thank you,

Hedy 480-754-9515