Hossein Alizadeh & Pejman Hadadi in Concert
Sunday, February 10, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PST)
Ticket Sales have ended but you can still come and pay $40 cash at the door. See you there!
Join us for an evening of fiery and meditative improvisation with two of the foremost musicians of Persian classical music in the world today. After many years of collaboration, the legendary and revered Iranian composer, Tar and Setar player, Mastero Hossein Alizadeh again joins the renowned Iranian percussionist and Tombak player, Pejman Hadadi in concert.
Classical Persian music has always been a very meditative and spiritual music, and we will enjoy the up close and personal view at one of the living legends in the world of world music.
Hossein Alizadeh has been the forefront of musical life in Iran for more than three decades and is one of the most important figures in the world of Persian music today. He has single handily created the contemporary sound of Persian classical music, pushing the boundaries of tradition to step into the arena of world music. As a performer, composer, educator and public spokesperson, he has worked relentlessly to raise the profile of Persian Classical music, both at home and all around the world. His album, Endless Vision was nominated for Best World Music Album of the Year 2006 in the 49th Edition of the Grammy Awards. Previously he was the conductor and soloist in the Iranian National Orchestra for many years. Among his numerous compositions and albums are notable ﬁlm scores for the contemporary cinema of Iran. See Mr. Hossein Alizadeh's Facebook page:
Pejman Hadadi, is the modern day master of Persian percussive instruments Tombak, Daf and Frame-drum and is considered one of the foremost percussionist in the world. In addition to being a prolific performer, he is also an instructor and founder of Neyreez World Music Institute in Southern California,and is a two-time recipient of the prestigious Durfee Foundation Master Musician Award. Renowned for his trail-blazing approach to rhythm, Pejman has performed around the world with the leading masters of Persian music in some of the worlds most prestigious world music festivals and as a member of various ensembles including the celebrated Dastan and ZARBANG ensembles. He has innovated a whole new understanding of the infinite possibilities of rhythm and has created and introduced to classical Persian music a new instruments through the creation of Tunable Frame Drum. Pejman Hadadi is also respected for his depth in the art of improvisation.
Here is a sample of the music: http://youtu.be/0KEXboR0Iz0
Tickets: $35 general admission presale, $40 at the door, $25 Students with Valid ID at the door, cash only at the door
830 Bancroft Way, #101,
Berkeley, CA 94710
Doors open at 7:30
Concert: 8:00 PM
Parking: In lots around the venue. Please make enough time to find parking, get into the venue and take your seat. Thank you!
This is a meditation center and all guests will be asked to remove their shoes to go into the concert space. Please be prepared to be comfortable and wear socks. There will be a shoe room for you to place your things. We appreciation your cooperation with this unique request.
There will also be the option of sitting on meditation cushions towards the front of the room if you prefer a floor cushion over a chair.
John Payne, Los Angeles Weekly
"The masterful Hadadi delivered an astonishing array of sounds."
Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times
“Hossein Alizadeh is one of the foremost setar players alive” fROOTS Magazine
When & Where
Akhavass Productions and the Iranian Student Alliance at UC Berkeley
Promoting Persian art and Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area