Concert Stream – Kayhan Kalhor, kamancheh: Echoes of the East

Lecture Series

Friday, May 14, 2021



Join International House and UChicago Presents for this virutal performance by Iranian maestro Kayhan Kalhor. In this streaming concert, recorded in Iran, Kalhor is joined by tombak player Navid Afghah for a meditative program of "Echoes of the East."

With performance credits that include the New York Philharmonic and the Silkroad Ensemble, Iranian maestro Kayhan Kalhor has championed the sounds of ancient Persian music for a modern, global audience. At the center of Kalhor’s sound is his virtuosity on the kamancheh, or “spike fiddle,” which, accompanied by Middle Eastern percussion, traces a silvered thread through music that unfolds like vivid tapestries, weaving together elements of East and West, old and new.

Registration is required: $15 | Free for UChicago Students

This concert premieres at 7 pm CDT on Friday, May 14 and will be available until 11:59 pm CDT on Sunday, May 16.

For more information, visit the UChicago Presents website.

This concert is partially supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and International House at the University of Chicago.