Under the Persian Musical Sky — June 8–10, 2022

Live Performance

Under the Persian Musical Sky — June 8–10, 2022

Date: June 8 & 9, 8 pm; June 10, 8:30 pm
Price: $60 regular, $54 Friends, $45 seniors and students
Includes same-day Museum admission

A journey at the heart of Persian music


In continuous evolution for millennia, Persian music is an art that is tremendously refined, rich, and touching. In this concert at the Aga Khan Museum, Constantinople’s Artistic Director Kiya Tabassian is returning to his musical roots while at the same time joining forces with one of the foremost figures in Persian music, Kayhan Kalhor.


Recognized internationally as the sublime master of the kamancheh (or Iranian spiked fiddle), Kalhor is also a leading player of the setar, the instrument that will be played during this evening with Tabassian. Two free thinkers and musical explorers, Kalhor and Tabassian invite listeners to the point of convergence of their creative universes, for an impassioned musical voyage to the heart of their art, to its Persian roots.



Performers will include:

  • Kayhan Kalhor – setar
  • Kiya Tabassian – setar


Under the Persian Musical Sky is presented as part of the Museum’s Constantinople: Innovative Music Collaborations program.


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