Accompanied by Baran Group acclaimed classical vocalist Alireza Ghorbani plays the Barbican on London on 21st October 2013.
Baran are a Persian classical percussive ensemble, of around 7 members, using traditional Persian strings and drums. They will be joined by past Six Pillars guest Farshad Mohammadi whose work pushes the boundaries of Persian classical into the realm of contemporary classical with composition and arrangement. Ghorbani has performed the world over and Six Pillars had a look at his concert ahead of the performance date back in 2012. Hear the interview with santoor player/ concert organiser Farshad Mohammadi below, in which he calls Gorbani one of the most open-minded classical singers of our day.
The title for this concert AN ODE TO LOVE is taken from the poems of 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic Jalal ad-Din Rumi, an enduring source of inspiration across the world, and a recurring theme in Baran-Gorbani collaborations. Get your tickets HERE