LOST IN THE DESERT SKY
In Memory of
Mohammad Reza Shajarian
HD Video Stream of Kayhan Kalhor and his ensemble live from Kashan, Iran in celebration of Iran's renowned vocalist.
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"The concert was spectacular both from the music and the visual side. First class all around."
Mervon Mehta, Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto
Kayhan Kalhor is an internationally acclaimed virtuoso on the kamancheh (spiked fiddle), who through his many musical collaborations has been instrumental in popularizing Persian around the world and is a creative force in today’s music scene. His performances of traditional Persian music and multiple collaborations have attracted audiences around the globe. 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 and Masters of Persian Music. 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.
Throughout their history together, Kayhan wrote many pieces for Shajarian. And so to honor his friend, he did so in the best way he knew how: composing new music in his memory. Lost In the Desert Sky will include all new music composed by Kalhor, and performed by his ensemble, in remembrance of Shajarian. The film will also introduce the remarkable young vocalist Hadi Hosseini, who studied with Shajarian, and who may well carry on Shajarian’s legacy. This will mark one of Hosseini’s rare concert performances and his first outside of Iran.
Kalhor has a long, storied history with Shajarian - from their first album together Night Silence Desert to their acclaimed Masters of Persian Music tours. It is this deep love and admiration that inspired Kalhor to create this homage to his friend and collaborator. The concert takes place in the exquisite Mahinistan Palace, a 200 year old architecturally sublime historic locale in Kashan, an ancient desert city and an important stop on the silk road full of history.
Kayhan Kalhor Ensemble
Ali Asghar Arabshahi: tar (long-neck plucked lute)
Pouyan Ataie: santour (hammered dulcimer)
Hadi Hosseini: avaz (vocals)
Yasamin Shah Hosseini: oud (short-neck plucked lute)
Kayhan Kalhor: kamancheh (spike fiddle).
Confirmed Upcoming Presenter Streams Around The Globe:
¡Globalquerque! & Western New Mexico University
New Mexico | May 21 - 23
Teatro a Mil TV
Chile | May 22 -23
Europe & UK Pay-Per-View
Through May 31 | bit.ly/Kayhan-Kalhor-Europe
Australia & New Zealand Pay-Per-View
Through June 1 | bit.ly/Kayan-Kalhor-Film-AU-NZ
Stanford Arts / Stanford, California
Hopkins Center for the Arts Dartmouth College New Hampshire
Please note all streams are geo-blocked and can only be seen in the regions listed.
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"Beautiful and soul shifting.” - L.C.: Viewer
"So well produced and shot and the sound quality was amazing too. If they gave Grammys for such productions, you'd get my vote.” - M.D.: Viewer
Special Thanks To Our Film Commissioners Who Premiered Lost In The Desert Sky:
Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto & Tirgan Festival
Ontario, Canada | March 20 & 21
New York/New Jersey | March 22 & 23
Los Angeles, Orange, Santa Barbara, Ventura Counties, California
March 27 & 28
Centre De Musiciens Du Monde Montréal
Québec, Canada | April 2 - 4
Children of Persia
DC-Maryland-Northern Virginia | April 28 & 29