Zoya Sabet in Benefit Concert in Los Altos Hills, California
The Iranian Federated Women's Club and the
Educational Scholarship Fund Committee are honored to present Zoya Sabet
Sohile Zoulfonoon in concert on Sunday, February 8, 2004, at Smithwich
Theater at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California.
Ms. Sabet is a
traditional Persian vocalist whose training began in her native Iran. Her vast
and diverse repertoire encompasses a variety of genre. She has performed on four
continents and recorded 14 albums. She was the first classical singer from
to perform at the Sydney Opera House.
Ms. Sabet was trained under
the direction of some of the greatest Iranian masters, including Ostad
Manoochehr Sadeghi, Ostad Morteza Varzi, and Maestro Mohammad Reza Lotfi.
Though Ms. Sabet's training is classical and her performances reserved
mostly for scholars and academics, "It's important for her to play music that
attracts younger people," said Parviz Gharib-Afshar, master of Iranian
In an effort to connect with a larger and younger audience-and not
just Iranians-Ms. Sabet taps into ancient Persian poetry and sets some of the
most beautiful lyrics from Rumi and Hafez to contemporary music, Mr.
She will be accompanied in concert by Sohile
Zoulfonoon, a talented musician from a very well known musical Iranian family.
Proceeds from this concert will benefit Iranian-American
students, musicians, artists, writers, and poets. A portion will also be donated
to the victims of the Bam earthquake.
Please join us starting
at 5 p.m. for a journey through time to rediscover the vocal and music of
Persia. Tickets are $25
and tax deductible. Tickets can be
purchased at Persian Markets. They can also be purchased online at http://www.payvand.org/html/Zoyaconcert.htm
For more information, please visit our Web site at www.payvand.org
or call (408)