Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

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Isfahan

Sun, Nov 21, 20212:30 pm
Doors open
Scheduled Arrival + Entry (In-Person)
Venue
In-Person + Online Access
Price
$10-$39
Series
2021 FALL SEASON
  • Sadaf Amini
    Sadaf Amini
  • Pedram Khavarzamini
    Pedram Khavarzamini
  • Mehdi Rostami
    Mehdi Rostami

Pedram Khavarzamini, Sadaf Amini, Mehdi Rostami

Immerse yourself in the unique sounds of traditional Iranian instruments, performed by Pedram Khavar Zamini (Tombak), Sadaf Amini (Santur), Mehdi Rostami (Setar); playing eastern modes, melodies and rhythms.

Pedram Khavarzamini, one of the world’s foremost Iranian Tombak players, lived in France for a few years, then moved to Canada in 2014. He started to learn playing the Tombak - the main percussion instrument in classical Persian music - alongside masters Kamyar Mohabbat and Bahman Rajabi. Pedram founded his own Percussion-Tombak group, Varshan, and released his album Kootah, which features his own compositions for a group of Tombaks. His thrilling technique in playing Tombak coupled with his musical influences (Persian, Indian, Turkish, Jazz, and more) have given him the privilege of being a very unique Tombak player. His extremely developed sense of improvisation and his ability of adaptation give a unique color to each of his concerts. In 2001 Pedram moved to Greece/ Kriti (Houdetsy) to join Ross Daly and the Labyrinth Music Workshop. Since then, he has collaborated with Ross Daly and played together in many concerts.  From 2004 onwards, Pedram has taught masterclasses and workshops at Labyrinth.

Sadaf Amini is a recognized Santur virtuoso who expresses her feelings through her performances and her own compositions.  She mesmerizes audiences through her unique technique, as well as her phenomenal talent in improvisation. She began learning the Santur when she was 12, and pursued her music education at the Tehran Music School, and later at Tehran University, followed by a Master's Degree in Music Technology at the University of Toronto. During her studies, she trained with several Masters of the Santur and collaborated with various ensembles at concerts in Iran, Turkey, China, and Canada, which has led to many recordings. Her latest recording is a solo Santur album "Flow", composed, performed, and produced solely by Sadaf. She is a 2019 winner of the YGK Emerging Musician Competition at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts.
 
Mehdi Rostami was born in Kermanshah, Iran. At the age of six he began to learn to play the Setar with Siavash Nourpour. He studied the advanced repertory of Persian classical music with Masters Mohammadreza Lotfi and Hossein Alizadeh and took masterclasses with Kayhan Kalhor. Today, Mehdi is an accomplished musician and Setar player. His performance shows a profound grasp of the tradition, while as an improviser he freely experiments and transcends the limits of the purely classical. He uses the instrument’s full register and expressive possibilities, creating a fresh and elaborate atmosphere.

 


 

FREE Online Access:

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ALL SALES ARE FINAL - NO REFUNDS - NO EXCHANGES

  • PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED:
    • In accordance with the Province of Ontario COVID-19 regulations, all audience members must show proof of vaccination plus photo ID in order to enter the Isabel.
    • Any audience member without proof of vaccination will NOT be allowed to enter the Isabel.

 

  • SOCIAL DISTANCING
    • SEATING DISTANCES: We have provided clear markings for open and closed seating to have some spacing between patrons. Switching seats is not permitted.
    • REDUCED CAPACITY: Capacities within the Isabel will be monitored to ensure everyone’s ability to maintain safe distances and in accordance with provincial guidelines.
    • REDUCING CONGREGATING: To reduce congregating and follow best practices we will not be offering any coat check services, food and beverage, or merchandise sales at this time.
    • NO INTERMISSION: The format of our programming will not offer an intermission at this point to reduce congregating.
    • YOUR SCHEDULED ARRIVAL TIME: Your ticket will include a dedicated arrival time to allow us to stagger the amount of people entering the hall at once.

 

  • MASKS
    • All staff and patrons are asked to wear a face covering at all times – covering your nose, mouth, and chin.

 

  • HANDWASHING
    • We have installed multiple hand sanitizing stations throughout the building to ensure they are easily accessible for your use at any time.

 

  • EXTRA CLEANING AND SANITIZING
    • Our custodial team is hard at work, with increased cleaning and sanitizing practices, ensuring particular attention is paid to commonly touched surfaces such as handrails and door handles.

 

  • WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU
    • We will have additional staff available to assist with directions, answer your questions, and make this new process as smooth as possible for everyone.

 

 

 

PALENAI DUO - Ballytobin Concert 1/7/2021

2020, the year of the piano! Thank you, Joan Tobin and the Ballytobin Foundation.

Created by Joy Innis and Adrienne Shannon of the Palenai Duo, who were instrumental in choosing the Joan Tobin Hamburg Steinway piano.

CLICK HERE to view the video!

ARRIVAL OF OUR NEW PIANO: 

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