Parissa and the Dastan Ensemble


Sunday, September 24, 2006

7:00 PM

(with a 20-minute intermission at 7:50 PM.)


Paul Meyers Auditorium, Huron High School

2727 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, MI  48105

(Click here for directions.)



This program of highly ornamented and meditative Persian classical music brings together one of Iran's foremost female vocalists with the celebrated Dastan Ensemble. Parissa, a leading traditional singer and one of the few Iranian women artists touring internationally today, is noted for her vocal improvisation in both the classical and Sufi repertoires. She will be joining the Dastan Ensemble, which plays classical Persian music: an improvisatory tradition that builds from meditative melodies to dazzling virtuosity. The Dastan Ensemble is comprised of virtuoso instrumentalists, who provide a fresh approach to Persian classical music on lutes, spike fiddle, and percussion. The Dastan Ensemble is lean and nimble as it traces the music's improvisatory arcs. The fruit of this rare collaboration, called Shoorideh, was awarded the Best Music of the Year by Charles Kroos Academy of France in 2003. Click here for the program.


Ticket price ranges from $30 to $40 (+ $5 at the door). Students with valid ID will receive $10 discount.


SPECIAL PROMOTION For the members of some student organizations

If you are a member of the student organizations that have received an email about this special promotion, please show the printout of the email at the door to get your $10 tickets.




Iranian Graduate Students Association

 530 S. State Street, 3909 Michigan Union, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1349

Copyright © 2006 University of Michigan Iranian Graduate Students Association