The Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, DC celebrates the opening of “Falnama: The Book of Omens” with a recital by Bahman Panahi, a Paris-based virtuoso of Persian classical music.
A trained calligrapher as well as musician, Panahi has appeared in concerts and workshops throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe.
His first American tour earlier this year included performances at Harvard University and Carnegie Hall. Learn about relationships between Iranian music and calligraphy at his informal lecture-demonstrations on October 31 and November 1.
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Persian Classical Music:
Bahman Panahi, tar and sehtar;
Ali Mojallal, tombak
Friday, Oct. 30, 7:30 PM
Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium*
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 31 – Nov. 1, 3 PM
Sackler Gallery, Sublevel 1
*Pre-Concert Gallery Tour: “Arts of the Islamic World”, 6:45 PM. (Meet at the Freer information desk.)