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April at CIIS Programs & Performances: The Rumi Concert & Paris Combo

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, April 4, 2013 04:11pm | Post a Comment

CIIS Public Programs & Performances has an action-packed April in store for you with two amazing shows:

Catch The Rumi Concert: Lion of the HeartRumi Concert on Saturday, April 20th at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. Jalaluddin Rumi, one of the world's most revered mystical poets, produced a prolific range of inspiring and devotional poetry that encapsulates the Sufi experience of union with the divine. Although Rumi was a Sufi and a scholar of the Qu'ran, his appeal reaches across religious and social divisions. This performance unites the classic poetry of the thirteenth century mystic with the innovative music, dance, and story of a remarkable ensemble: poet and Rumi translator Coleman Barks, cellist David Darling, world percussionist Glen Velez, and dancer and storyteller Zuleikha. It is a soul-stirring collaboration. Get your tickets HERE!

On Friday, April 26th, The Paris Combo brings their intriguing sound to the Palace of Fine Arts in San Paris comboFrancisco. Fronted by the mischievous vocals of chanteuse Belle du Berry, the combo has struck a positive chord with critics and audiences for their fun-loving mix of jazz, French pop, cabaret, gypsy, Latino, and Middle Eastern rhythms. Get your tickets HERE!

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A Night of Rumi & Classical Persian Music with Kayhan Kalhor: 2/2 in San Francisco

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, January 8, 2012 02:40pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Music and CIIS Public Programs & Performances presentKayhan Kalhor, CIIS, San Francisco
A Night of Rumi and Classical Persian Music with Kayhan

 Kalhor
Thursday, February 2, 2012 8:00PM
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
$25/$35/$50/$65
Purchase tickets HERE or CALL: 415.392.4400

"...a master of the kamancheh."
- New York Times

Kayhan Kalhor is a master musician in the classical Persian tradition. His intricate melodies accompany the poetry of Rumi, sung in the haunting beauty of the original language. He also improvises instrumental pieces. This music inspires contemplation and meditation, linked through poetry to Sufism. The beauty of this music lies in the free-flowing melody lines, often compared to the designs of Persian carpets and miniature paintings.

Kalhor is a member of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project and his compositions appear on all three of the Ensemble's albums.

Group discounts available for 10 or more.

Don’t miss your chance to see this dynamic performer—get your tickets today!