Kamkars to give concerts in Australia

TEHRAN, July 18 (MNA) -- Kamkars band is currently on tour across Australia to give concerts in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

They began their 10-day tour on July 18.


Vocalists Bijan and Saba Kamkar sing pieces in Persian and Kurdish during the concerts, the band’s conductor, Hushang Kamkar, told MNA.


He went on to say that the band will hold a concert at Enmore Theater in Sydney on July 20 as well as give performances at the Brisbane Town Hall on July 23 and Catholic University of Melbourne on July 26.


After the concerts, Kamkars will hold a conference on Kurdish and Iranian music and they will introduce Iranian musical instruments and their applications during a workshop, he added.


He said that the band will hold concerts and some workshops Shiraz’s Afif-Abad Garden on August 7 and 8.


The Enmore Theater website describes the Kamkars’ music as a unique fusion of virtuoso playing on local acoustic instruments, yet utilizing the most complex arrangements and compositions made possible by the artists’ classical training.


The Kamkars have received critical acclaim from The Guardian, The Independent, Washington Post, Herald Sun and the Sydney Morning Herald.


Kamkars will attend a two-day rehearsal with the London Symphony Orchestra on September 28 in preparation for a joint concert to be held in Tehran, Hushang Kamkar said.





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