Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, United States
Kayhan Kalhor and Brooklyn Rider
“Experimentalism is always more rewarding when it leads to resounding emotional depth, and this is as good an example as you’ll find of a group of musicians achieving that ideal balance.”
Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings), Brooklyn Rider makes their overdue Walker debut in a special collaboration with Kayhan Kalhor, the Kurdish Iranian master of the Persian kamancheh (spike fiddle) and member of Yo-Yo Ma’s acclaimed Silk Road Ensemble. This eclectic and inspired evening of contemporary-meets-classical music includes Kalhor’s Silent City, a piece commemorating the Iraqi Kurdish city of Halabja, which was destroyed in a chemical attack. Championing art’s global value in a violent world, the richly nuanced and mesmerizing concert leaves a hauntingly powerful afterglow.
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