See: Lost in The Desert Sky: Kayhan Kalhor’s Dedication to Mohammad Reza Shajarian

A man with grey hair and a blue shirt plays the kamancheh with closed eyes. Black background. Iranian musician Kayhan Kalhor

In celebration of Norooz (Persian New Year), Brookfield Place has for you a one-of-a-kind filmed concert honoring the legacy of one of Iran’s greatest vocalists Mohammad Reza Shajarian (1940-2020).
Featuring all new music by Kayhan Kalhor, the concert “Lost in The Desert Sky” was filmed in the spectacular Mahinistan Palace in Kashan, Iran. He’s joined by his ensemble and vocalist Hadi Hosseini.

Kalhor is an acclaimed virtuoso on the kamancheh (spiked fiddle), who through his many musical collaborations has been instrumental in popularizing Persian around the world and is a creative force in today’s music scene.

Iranian singer Mohammad Reza Shajarian was “regarded as one of his country’s national treasures … a master performer who was hailed as one of NPR’s “50 Great Voices” of all time … earned the title of ostad — master — and was beloved for his commanding voice that could cry with haunting pain and soar with deep soul.” (NPR)

Kalhor has a long, storied history with Shajarian – from their first album together Night Silence Desert to their acclaimed Masters of Persian Music tours. It is this deep love and admiration that inspired Kalhor to create this homage to his friend and collaborator. The concert takes place in the exquisite Mahinistan Palace, a 200 year old architecturally sublime historic locale in Kashan, an ancient desert city and an important stop on the silk road which is full of history. Intertwined with the concert is spectacular footage of the daily life, landscape and culture of this beautiful desert city as a way to give viewers a glimpse into Iran.

Registration is via Brookfield Place’s list