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Iranian Classical Concert and Recital

Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

Join us for an evening of Iranian Classical Music concert and a short student recital. The concert will be in two parts, featuring a student recital and an Iranian traditional music performed by professional musicians, Pezhham Akhavass on tombak and daf, Sara Saberi on oud, and Milad Shirani on tar. Also three vocalist will join the performance in the half of the concert. The Pezhham Akhavass students appearing in this concert are ages four and above. This event will be the first opportunity for some of the music students to showcase what they have learned. This event strives to showcase the rich history, culture, music and art of Iran and to support the next generation of artists living in the United States. This event is a community based celebration featuring some of the foremost artists in the US today. Thank you for supporting this wonderful evening of music and art.

Tickets: Online $35, and $40 at the door (cash only).

Doors open at 6:30 pm and concert starts at 7:00 pm.

The venue is ADA compliant and accessible for all. Please confirm you arrival time to provide the wheelchair lift.

For more information please contact ‪(415) 508-8540.

Iranian Traditional Music, The Art of Improvisation

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Central Stage, 5221 Central Ave, Richmond

In this event the three artists will be showcasing their contemporary take on the art of improvisation based on “Radif” (the repertoire of Iranian modal music) performed on three of the main instruments from this tradition. There will be solo and group performances by Pezhham Akhavass on Tombak and Daf, Behfar Bahadoran on Tar and Setar, and Farzin Dehghan on Kamancheh.

Persian Art Night, Classical Persian Music & Live Painting

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University High School , 4771 Campus Dr, Irvine, California 92612

Persian Art Night Classical Persian Music & Live Painting

Nov 25, 2017 | 7:30 PM | 4771 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA

Join us for a night of classical Persian music by Pezhham Akhavass and Shahin Shahbazi along with live painting by Maestro Mostafa Akhavass. We are very excited to have this event in Southern California for the first time.

Persian Art Festival

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University of Mississippi , David H. Nutt Auditorium , Oxford, Mississippi 38655

Persian Art Festival Friday Nov 10 University of Mississippi

Persian Classical Workshop, Fine Arts Documentary and Workshop

Concert and Live painting at David H. Nutt Auditorium

Ostad Mostafa Akhavass, painting

Pezhham Akhavass, tombak and daf

Shahin Shahbazi, tar and setar

Pan Asian Music Festival, Trio Zaros Ensenmble

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Stanford Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St, Stanford, California 94305

The Zagros Trio Ensemble has been performing around the globe over the past seven years. Kourosh Moradi, Mehdi Bagheri and Pezhham Akhavass are the founders of the Zagros Trio. They all started their music education at early age with different backgrounds. All three are considered the best in their musical field. The group started performing as a band in late 2010 and has introduced the rich Persian and Kurdish music to people whom are curious about ancient melodies and rhythms from different culture and nations. Zagros Trio Ensemble has mainly performed with four instruments which are: tanbour, kamancheh, tombak and daf. These instruments are considered as the oldest musical instruments mankind have created. The music of Zagros Trio Ensemble is a combination of tanbour Maqams and Persian classical music to create a well stablished foundation with a newer sound, and the mission of this ensemble is to connect with people from all cultures, races and backgrounds.


Montgomery College Rockville campus, 51 Mannakee St , Rockville, Maryland 20850


Pezhham Akhavass: Tombak

Behfar Bahadoran: Tar, Setar

Ali Zebhideh: Vocal

This concert is intended to be an intimate performance. The performers can make a better connection with the audience since the venue is small and the seats are limited. The program is mainly an improvised duet based on Persian traditional music repertoire known as “Radif”.

Persian Classical Duet

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Arizona Tour :

Friday June 3rd, Phoenix, Arizona

Saturday June 4th, Sedona, Arizona

Sunday June 5th, Flagstaff, Arizona

Improvisation of mystical and Persian spiritual music combined with a contemporary touch will be presented by master musicians, Pezhham Akhavass, on Tombak, and Saman Mahmoudi, on Santour. The evening will bring a spiritual journey through improivised Persian classical music.Persian classical music is a modal system and based on poetry.

Tour 2016 Hossein Alizadeh and Pezhham Akhavass

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Detroit, Michigan University, Columbus,  University of Ohio, Norman, University of Oklahoma, Stillwater, Oklahoma State University, Dallas Texas

Hossein Alizadeh and Pezhham Akhavass will perform

at Detroit, Michigan University on Friday March 11th,

at Columbus,  University of Ohio on Saturday March 12th,

at Dallas Angelika Film Center of Plano, Texas Thursday March 24th,

at Norman, University of Oklahoma on Saturday March 26th,

and at Stillwater, Oklahona State University on Sunday March 27th. 


Moraga Hall, 50 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, CA

The Officers’ Club puts the “life” back into live music with free evening performances that invite you to move and mingle. Performances range from jazz to classical music from around the world, and are curated by San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music in partnership with the Presidio Trust. In the intimate atmosphere of a house concert, listeners can savor, lounge and learn as they wish. Guests move comfortably between Arguello, the destination restaurant and bar, and the performances in Moraga Hall, with opportunities to converse with performers and each other.

Pezhham Akhavass, tombak and daf

Vijay Anderson, drums

Dahveed Behroozi, piano

Ann Dyer, vocals

Ken Filiano, bass

Timothy Volpicella, guitar

and Hafez Modirzadeh, saxophones

Friday Night Concerts 6-7:30PM Free of charge Seats reservation with Eventbrite

Pan-Asian Music Festival

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Bing Concert Hall , 327 Lasuen Street , Stanford, CA 94305

Now in its twelfth year, the Stanford Pan-Asian Music Festival has established itself as one of the most important Asian music festivals in the U.S. Stay tuned for more details to come!

"Celebration of Asia" as we take a tour across the continent with local masters of music from Iran, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and Japan. They are joined by the Forbidden City Chamber Orchestra from China for an incredible collaborative finale.

Pezhham Akhavass and Prof. Hafez Modirzadeh

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Herbst Theater , 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music organizes the Jazz festival called SFMUSIC DAY. Pezhham will collaborate with Prof. Hafez Modirzadeh as part of Love and Respect Quartet. FREE EVENT but Register online.

Pezhham Akhavass and Imamyar Hassanov at American Folk Festival 2015

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Bangor, Maine

Maestro Hossein Alizadeh, Hossein Omoumi, and Pezhham Akhavass Live in Concert at Stanford

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Annenberg Auditorium, Crothers Way , Stanford, CA 94305

The Persian Student Association at Stanford is proud to host a live concert featuring Maestro Hossein Alizadeh along with Hossein Omoumi and Pezhham Akhavass. Alizadeh is one of Iran’s leading classical composers and musicians, and was nominated for the 2007 Grammy Award for Best Traditional World Music Album. The group will be performing on Saturday, May 16th, 2015, at 8:00pm in the Annenberg Auditorium.

$20, $40, VIP $75

Electro-acoustic trio by Pezhham, Suphala and Agnel

Sringar Chowk, Jodhpur, India

Electro-acoustic trio with The art of tabla revisited, Suphala, Pezhham Akhavass, master of tombek and Agnel Roman, musician and producer