Boston show to blend together Iranian music and calligraphy

November 4, 2009

TEHRAN -- Iranian tar and setar virtuoso and calligrapher Bahman Panahi will be holding workshops and performances in Boston on November 8 and 9.

He will perform at the Iranian Association of Boston (IAB) on November 8 and will be accompanied by the IAB Choral Group during his concert.
He also plans to hold a workshop on Persian Calligraphy at Boston University on November 9. The event is organized by the Institute for Muslim Societies and Civilizations of the university.
Panahi studied the setar and tar with great masters of Persian classical music including Houshang Zarif, Mohamadreza Lotfi, and as a calligrapher he obtained his Masters title from the Institute of Calligraphy in Iran under the direction of the great master Gholamhosein Amirkhani.
Since 1990, Panahi has presented concerts, workshops, conferences, courses and exhibitions worldwide. He resides in Paris and is working on his doctoral dissertation at the Sorbonne University under the title of “The Musicality of Lines and Points”.
Photo: “Oh! Love” calligraphed by Bahman Panahi, who plays tar in an undated photo