Music from Iran | Minnesota Monthly Calendar

On Sunday, September 25, the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will host TCICC’s Music of Iran Concert, featuring some of Minnesota’s most talented Iranian-American musicians.
The ten-member Minnesota Daf Ensemble led by master drummer Negin Chahardoli will open the concert with several pieces composed for traditional Iranian frame drums. They will be followed by Aras, a quartet composed of Niloofar Sohi – viola, Negin Chahardoli – daf, Yashar Alizadeh – guitar and vocals and Aidin Milani – tar, divan & vocals.
Aras, like its namesake river in Iran, will take audiences through a diverse and rich musical landscape, telling stories of love, yearning, longing, hope and happiness. Niloofar Sohi will also perform several compositions for viola by contemporary Iranian composers, accompanied by pianist Jordan Buchholtz.
The concert will end with the haunting voice of singer Aida Shahghasemi, accompanied by piano prodigy Nima Hafezieh. Aida has toured extensively throughout Europe and the United States, and performed locally at the Dakota Jazz Club, Cedar Cultural Center, and the Icehouse.
Tickets can be ordered here: Student discount is available.

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