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Mohammad Reza Shajarian in Chicago

05/20/2010 – 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The greatest vocalist of Iran’s contemporary traditional music (and two-time Grammy nominee) Mohammad-Reza Shajarian will perform with Shahnaz Ensemble in Copernicus Theater.
Ostad Shajarian and 16 members of the ensemble will perform pieces inspired by the poems of legendary Persian poets Hafez and Rumi. Directed by Majid Derakhshani, Shahnaz Ensemble has accompanied maestro Shajarian in many international concerts including the one held in commemoration of the Persian Sufi poet Rumi in Konya, Turkey.

Shajarian, who has recently been selected as one of the best 50 vocalists of all times by NPR, received UNESCO’s Mozart Medal in 2006 and the 1999 prestigious Golden Picasso Medal, among other awards. This concert is a part of the group’s tour of Australia, Canada and the U.S.

May 20, 2010 | 8:30 PM
Copernicus Concert Hall | 5216 W. Lawrence Ave,Chicago 60630
Information & hotel reservation: (312) 437-4726

Tickets are Available on line at:

BBC Persian documentary on Ostad Shajarian, May 16, 2010:

** Narimon Safavi of Pasfarda Arts & Cultural Exchange will be introducing the event on WorldView on Chicago Public Radio WBEZ at 12:00 and 8:00 PM on Wednesday May 19, 2010.


8:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Copernicus Concert Hall
5216 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60630 United States
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