Shajarian planning European concert tour

Mohammad Reza Shajarian & Shahnaz Ensemble Concert PosterAcclaimed Iranian vocalist Mohammad Reza Shajarian is planning to go on a European tour, performing in traditional Persian music concerts.  Accompanied by Shahnaz ensemble, the veteran singer will perform songs composed by professional tar player Majid Derakhshani.

Other members of Shahnaz ensemble include Ramin Safaei (Santour), Mohammad Reza Ebrahimi (Lute), Sina Jahan Abadi and Kaveh Motamedian (Kamancheh), Shahou Andalibi (Ney), Hossein Rezai Nia (Daf), Mehrdad Nasehi (Gheychak), Hamed Afshari (Gheychak Bass), Radman Tavvakoli (Tar), Hamid Qanbari (Tonbak) and Mozhgan Shajarian (Setar).

The group will begin its tour in Frankfurt (Sep. 4, 2009) and continue in Koln (Sep. 5), Hanover (Sep. 7), Gothenburg (Sep. 12), Stockholm (Sep. 13), Berlin (Sep. 15), Zurich (Sep. 18), Stuttgart (Sep 20), Paris (Sep. 21), Rennes (Sep. 22) and Amsterdam (Sep. 26).

The performances will include a number of old pieces along with some new ones, which will soon be also released in Shajarian’s new album. The new pieces have also been composed by Majid Derakhshani with poems by renowned Persian poets Sa’di, Hafez, Mowlavi and Malek-al-Shoara Bahar.

Mohammad Reza Shajarian received UNESCO’s Mozart Medal in 2006 and the 1999 prestigious Golden Picasso Medal among other awards.

He has invented new string instruments Sorahi, Bam Sorahi, Saghar and Kereshmeh, which have been designed for traditional Persian music.

Concert Tour Schedule:

Frankfurt:
4 September 2009
HR Großer Saal
+49 (0) 69/2424 8001
+49 (0) 69/24249539
+49 (0) 6131/6291982
www.silkroad-music.com
 
Köln:
5 September 2009
Kölner Philharmonie
+49 (0) 221/204080
www.koelner-philharmonie.de
www.silkroad-music.com
 
Hannover:
7 September 2009
Freizeitheim Ricklingen
Fritz-Haake-Saal
+49 (0) 511/629812
+49 (0) 511/15585

Goteborg:
12 September 2009
Göteborgs Konserthus
Biljettkontor & skivbutik: +46 (0) 31/726 53 10
Reception/växel: +46 (0) 31/726 53 00
www.gso.se
 
Stockholm:
13 September 2009
Berwaldhallen
+46 (0) 8 784 51 56
+46 (0) 70 584 51 56
+46 (0) 70 496 89 62
www.riksteatern.se
www.berwaldhallen.se
 
Berlin:
15 September 2009
Großer Saal des rbb Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg
+49 (0) 30/32303028
+49 (0) 30/32705522
+49 (0) 30/97993 84999
Info: +49 (0) 163/61 546 55
           +49 (0) 163/257 19 20

Zürich:
18 September 2009
Volkshaus Zürich
+41 (0) 76 376 4002
+41 (0) 79 448 7876
www.ticketcorner.com
www.iraneuronet.com/shajarian
 
Stuttgart:
19 September 2009
Neues Schloss
+49 (0) 711/2361191

Paris:
21 September 2009
Casino de Paris
www.casinodeparis.fr
 
Rennes:
22 September 2009
Opera de Rennes
+33 (0) 616 23 14 45
 
Amsterdam:
26 September 2009
RAI Theater, Amsterdam
www.raitheater.nl

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