Kayan Kalhor


Behnam Samani


Approximate running time: 1h 30m without intermission

Few contemporary performers on the kamancheh, the Persian “spiked fiddle,” have been more influential than Kayhan Kalhor, an acclaimed virtuoso on his instrument for several decades. For his second appearance at the Pierre Boulez Saal, he is joined by Behnam Samani, one of the undisputed masters of traditional Persian percussion instruments, including the goblet drum tombak.

This concert, originally announced for June 1, has been moved to June 8.

For all June concerts, visitors must present a negative test result no more than 24 hours old or proof of either recovery or full vaccination. More information can be found in our protective and hygiene measures.