{January 6th, 2013} Sahba Motallebi & Mehdi Bagheri

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The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Information is very pleased to welcome in the new year with an evening of Persian classical music performed by Sahba Motallebi on tar & setar and Mehdi Bagheri on kamancheh, tonbak & setar.   Advance reservations are encouraged.

Both performances are SOLD OUT.  If you would like to be placed on a standby list, please email your request--including your name & phone number--to events@mjt.org.

Sunday, January 6th, 2013
7:00 p.m.
8:30 p.m.

The Museum of Jurassic Technology
9341 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

$15 General Admission
$12 Museum members, students, seniors

Sahba Motallebi was born in 1978 in Tehran, Iran, and started playing traditional Persian music at an early age. She is a graduate of Tehran Conservatory and has studied tar and setar under master players Fariborz Azizi and Hossein Alizadeh. She continued her formal studies in composition at St Petersburg Conservatory, Russia and attended the R.G.S University, Turkey, for a comparative study of Persian and Turkish music.  Sahba was awarded and recognized as the best Tar player by the Iranian Music Festival for four years in a row.

Mehdi Bagheri, born in 1980 in Iran, began playing tonbak & setar at age 11 under the master musician Ramin Taffazoli & studied kamancheh under Ardeshir Kamkar.  In 2004 he received his master’s degree from Arak University.  He currently teaches kemancheh & setar.

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This concert is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs and by the National Endowment for the Arts.