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Brooklyn Rider with Kayhan Kalhor, kamancheh

Thursday, April 29, 7:00 pm
Friday, April 30, 7:00 pm

William and Nadine McGuire Theater
1750 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings), the veteran string quartet Brooklyn Rider presents eclectic repertoire and gripping performances that continue to draw rave reviews from classical, world, and rock critics alike. NPR credits Brooklyn Rider with “recreating the 300-year-old form of string quartet as a vital and creative 21st-century ensemble.” We are thrilled to welcome Brooklyn Rider back to the Schubert Club Mix series, this time with Kayhan Kalhor on kamancheh.

Kayhan Kalhor is an internationally 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. Born in Tehran, Kalhor began his musical studies at the age of seven under Master Ahmad Mohajer. 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, 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 has been nominated for three Grammys and is an original member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project for whom he continues to compose for and tour with. His compositions appear on all of the Ensemble’s albums. His most recent albums include Silent City, collaboration with Brooklyn Rider and I Will Not Stand Alone with santoor player Ali Bahrami Fard. 

Co-presented by Schubert Club and the Walker Art Center


Johnny Gandelsman, violin
Colin Jacobsen, violin
Nicholas Cords, viola
Michael Nicolas, cello
Kayhan Kalhor, kamancheh

About William and Nadine McGuire Theater

Built in 2005, The McGuire Theater is a multi-disciplinary performance space in the Walker Art Center.