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Lost in The Desert Sky: Kayhan Kalhor in Memory of Mohammad Reza Shajarian

March 22, 2021 - March 23, 2021

Available to view for 48 hours only


Experience a one-of-a-kind filmed concert honoring the legacy of one of Iran’s greatest vocalists Mohammad Reza Shajarian (1940-2020). Brookfield Place is presenting this performance on BFPLNY.com on March 22 & 23 for free in celebration of Norooz (Persian New Year) to viewers in New York or New Jersey. For viewers outside of NY and NJ please click here to see if the film is available in your area.

Lost in The Desert Sky: Kayhan Kalhor in Memory of Mohammad Reza Shajarian was filmed in the spectacular Mahinistan Palace in Kashan, Iran and features all new music by Kayhan Kalhor performed by his ensemble and introducing vocalist Hadi Hosseini.

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Iranian-born 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.


Photo credit: Kevin Yatarola

Brookfield Place is a co-commissioner of this film. The film is produced by Isabel Soffer of The Generators and Kayhan Kalhor. Sponsored by Genelec.


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