Mahinistan Raheb Hotel, a 200-year-old architecturally sublime historic locale in Kashan
Kayhan Kalhor

Lost in the Desert Sky

in memory of Mohammed Reza Shajarian
May 12 - 14, 2021

This event occurred as part of the 20/21 Hop Presents season. This is an archived view.

Tune in for a stream of Kayhan Kalhor and his ensemble's performance from Kashan, Iran in memory of renowned Iranian vocalist Mohammad Reza Shajarian.

20/21 Hop Presents

Lost In the Desert Sky will include all new music, and will be performed by Kahlor's ensemble, in remembrance of Shajarian. The film also introduces vocalist Hadi Hosseini, a former student of Shajarian's. 

Across his career, Kalhor has composed music for Sajarian, and this film features all new pieces by him and tar player Ali Ashgar Arabshahi. The concert was filmed in the exquisite Mahinistan Raheb Hotel, 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.

About the Artist

Kayhan Kalhor is an internationally acclaimed virtuoso on the kamancheh (spiked fiddle), who through his many musical collaborations has been instrumental in popularizing Persian music 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. Kayhan's compositions are frequently performed by the Silkroad Ensemble. 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.

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