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11/30/16

Yalda Evening in London: Musical performance by Vida Edalat and reception

Source: Iran Heritage Foundation

Yalda Night or Shab-e Chelleh (Persian for "night of forty") is an Iranian festival celebrated on the "longest and darkest night of the year," that is, in the night of the Northern Hemisphere's winter solstice.


Yalda Night
cartoon by Hadi Heidari, Iranian daily Shargh

Organised by: Iran Heritage Foundation
Date: Wednesday 14th December 2016, 6.30-9.00pm
Venue: Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP

Description

Join the Iran Heritage Foundation for the final event of the year in anticipation of Shab-e Yalda, when the days once again start to get longer after the winter solstice. This will be a social evening, with a musical performance by Vida Edalat, accompanied by the Saba Ensemble, followed by a reception with drinks and Persian nibbles.

Biography

Vida Edalat studied music from an early age and graduated from the Honarestan Alieh Moseghi in Tehran. She has studied and worked with great maestros including Faramarz Payvar, Mohammad Heidari and Hossein Tehrani. Vida was previously a member of the National Orchestra of Persian classical music and has been teaching Santour and Tomback for over 40 years. She has performed worldwide at various events, international festivals and concerts in prestigious venues, including at the British Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum, and the British Library.

She established the Saba Ensemble 12 years ago which comprises a group of 3-5 musicians performing and promoting classical Persian music.

Tickets

£10: book now

If you would prefer to pay by cheque, please make it payable to 'IHF' and send this along with your contact details to: IHF, 63 New Cavendish Street, London, W1G 7LP

The performance will start promptly at 6.30pm so please ensure you arrive on time or you may not be allowed into the recital room so as not to disturb the musicians.

For any inquiries please contact astrid@iranheritage.org, Tel: 020 3651 2121

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