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The Three Iranian Sopranos and Tehranosaurus in San Francisco

Date: September 26, 2009 7:30 PM
Location: Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3300 Lyon Street, San Francisco
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Treat yourself to the American debut performance of the elegant Three Iranian Sopranos. Nasrin Asgari, Shirin Asgari and Kamelia Dara have charmed and delighted audiences since they formed their group just over a year ago with pianist Hooman Khalatbari. Born in Iran, the singers met and became friends as students at the universities of music in Vienna and Graz, Austria. Their repertoire includes famous Persian folksongs as well as popular European Arias.

Lily Afshar is one of the greatest classical guitarists alive. Her solo, chamber, and concerto appearances combined with her adventurous recordings have earned her the status of one of the worlds foremost classical guitarists according to Public Radio International.  The Washington Post described her onstage performances as remarkable, impeccable. But perhaps equally as important is her reputation for expanding the contemporary classical guitar repertoire.

The evening will begin with a performance by Tehranosaurus, led by a rising star in Iranian music Fared Shafinury. Fared is an Iranian American musician living in Tehran and Austin, Texas. His music combines jazz, blues, indie rock, western classical and north Hindustani music. It is Persian classical music, however, that has always held a sacred place in his heart.

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