A Tehran-born performer of Kurdish descent, Kalhor is a virtuoso of the kamencheh spike fiddle. Ali Bahrami Fard is likewise a master of the santour hammered dulcimer. Together, they will improvise magnificently and incrementally extend the Persian classical tradition as they perform music from Kalhor's most recent album, I Will Not Stand Alone. The evening is part of Asia Society's "New Sounds From Iran" series, and don't miss the "Iran Modern" art show while you're in the house.
Sat., Nov. 16, 8 p.m., 2013