Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Kleiner Saal

CANCELLED: Iran: Alireza Ghorbani / Majid Derakhshani

Easter Festival

This concert has already taken place! € 22.00
This concert has already taken place! € 22.00

The concert programme of the Elbphilharmonie and the Laeiszhalle cannot go ahead as planned due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. You can find detailed information on ticket returns here: Information on ticket returns

The history and culture of Persia have always been a strong influence on the Silk Road. The Royal Road was built here in 500 BC, and was later incorporated into the Silk Road. Two contemporary masters represent the richness of Persian art music at the Easter Festival: the singer Alireza Ghorbani and the lute virtuoso Majid Derakhshani. Both enjoy high acclaim in the Persian community around the world.

Alireza Ghorbani is known as one of the great voices of contemporary Iranian classical music: he is a singer with the national orchestra and his vocal spectrum ranges from delicate intimacy to rapturous ecstasy. He has a special interest in Persian poetry and its famous Sufi poets Hafez and Rumi, whose work revolves around mysticism and eroticism. Fittingly, the title of his current programme is »Lost in Love«.

Ghorbani and his accompanying quartet are joined by guest musician Majid Derakhshani, the world's leading tar (long-necked lute) virtuoso, who will also be playing some of his own works in this concert. With its heart-shaped sound boxes, the tar is a further development of an ancient holy instrument called setar, and a predecessor of the guitar and violin.


Alireza Ghorbani vocals

Majid Derakhshani tar

Saman Samimi kamancheh

Milad Mohammadi tar

Saraei Pouya santur

Zakaria Yusefi Daf


»Lost in Love«
Liebeslieder aus dem Rosengarten persischer Dichter


CANCELLED: Easter Festival

Promoter: HamburgMusik

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