TEHRAN – Iranian singer Alireza Qorbani has announced two concerts in Germany and Switzerland this month in what will be one of his few concerts since the COVID-19 pandemic.
His first concert will be given at the Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle Stuttgart Mozart-Saal, in Stuttgart on Saturday.
The Théâtre du Léman in Geneva, Switzerland will welcome its fans on December 16.
“After a long time, we have the opportunity to resume our concert tours with ‘Sing with Me’ outside of Iran,” Qorbani said in an Instagram post on Sunday.
“As you know, we were playing part of the ‘Sing with Me’ concert tour in Tehran when the pandemic sadly hit Iran and the world; as a result, all artistic events have been postponed, ”he added.
“We had planned to give more performances like this, but due to uncertain conditions they were unfortunately canceled or postponed,” he said.
“From now on, we would like to take this opportunity to warmly welcome you, art lovers, to Stuttgart on December 11 and Geneva on December 16,” he said.
Qorbani is expected to perform songs from his latest album “Sing with Me” composed by Hessam Nasseri.
In an announcement, the organizers of the Stuttgart show said: “The ‘Sing with Me’ concert features Alireza Qorbani’s most beautiful, important and audible songs that will undoubtedly remain in your memory.”
The announcement called Qorbani “a great artist deeply rooted in tradition but also an insatiable curiosity and a great openness towards other cultures”.
Qorbani and Azerbaijani singer Alim Qasimov performed a joint concert on September 30 during the 18th edition of the Konya International Mystical Music Festival at the Seljuk Congress Center in the Turkish city of Konya.
Earlier in December 2020, Qorbani and Qasimov released a duet single titled “Rababi” with a poem by Rumi.
The two singers sang both in Persian and Azerbaijani in the song composed by Hessam Nasseri.
He has participated in several international projects in Europe such as Le Rhythm De La Parole, SOUFFLES DU MONDE, Ivresses-le Sacre de Khayyam with the Tunisian singer Dorsaf Hamdani, concerts with the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra, the Kamel Orchestra of Vienna and the Vancouver Opera Orchestra.
Photo: Poster of concerts by Iranian singer Alireza Qorbani in Germany and Switzerland.
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