EVENTS

Hossein Omoumi & Friends

April 25, 2020

Faculty Artist Series at UC Irvine

Hossein Omoumi & Friends


When: April 25 | 8:00 PM

Where: Winifred Smith Hall | Irvine

Sibarg Ensemble in SoCal

May 22, 2020

City of Laguna Beach presents:
World Music Concert Series with
Sibarg Ensemble
 

When: May 22 | 6:30PM

Where: Heisler Park Amphitheater, Laguna Beach

Sibarg Ensemble at the Bay Area

November 14, 2020

Sam Mazza Foundation presents:
Sibarg Ensemble
 

When: November 14 | 7:00PM

Where: The Mazza Castle, Pacifica

PAST EVENTS

Celebrating Iranian Culture at UCR

January 30, 2020

Middle Eastern Student Center at UC Riverside presents:
Taak Ensemble

Mahtab Nadalian: Santour
Afarin Nazari: Kanun
Hesam Abedini: Vocals
Arian Khoroushi: Tombak

 

When: January 30 | 8PM

Where: HUB 300, UC Riverside

Yalda Night at CMU

December 14, 2019

Yalda Night Celebration
Hosted by Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh Iranian Student Association

Mahtab Nadalian: Santour
Afarin Nazari: Kanun
Hesam Abedini: Vocals
Rambod Dargahi: Tombak
 

When: December 14 | 8PM

Where: Rangos Ballroom, Pittsburgh

Troubadour Concert

November 30, 2019

Persian Music Concert
New Interpretations of Ancient Persian Traditions

Amir Koushkani: Tar & Composer
Amir Eslami: Ney & Composer
Hesam Abedini: Vocals
Hamin Honari: Percussion
 

When: November 30 | 8PM

Where: Annex Performing Arts Theatre, Vancouver

Sibarg Ensemble + The Marrow

November 03, 2019

Sibarg Ensemble + The Marrow
Shared Concert at the Back Bay Bistro
 

When: November 3 | 7PM

Where: Back Bay Bistro, Newport Beach

Body & Void

October 19, 2019

Canvasounds Collective presents Amalgama:
Join us for a night of music and art in an interdisciplinary space which is designed to connect the peripheries of shadow and noise, sound and light, body movement and musical performance.

Works by Stylianos Dimou, Diana Marcela Rodriguez, Aida Shirazi, Gabriel E. Bouche Caro, Lee Gilboa, and Hesam Abedini

 

When: October 19 | 8 PM

Where: Areté Venue and Gallery

Mandolin & More

October 03, 2019

Mandolin Recital and More

Works by J.S. Bach, R. Calace, Y. Kuwahara and others
+ Duo improvisation with Persian vocals & percussion


When: October 3 | 8PM

Where: The Battery Books & Music, Pasadena

Sibarg Ensemble (Berkeley)

August 10, 2019

Iranian & Jazz Improvisation
Sibarg Ensemble in a House Concert
 

When: August 10 | 8PM

Where: North Berkeley, California

Sibarg Ensemble (San Francisco)

August 09, 2019

Iranian & Jazz Improvisation
Sibarg Ensemble performers at the Red Poppy Art House once again!

Hesam Abedini, voice

Sara Saberi, oud

Josh Charney, piano

Jordan Glenn, drums
 

When: August 9 | 7:30PM

Where: Red Poppy Art House, San Francisco

Sibarg Ensemble + GE Stinson Trio

June 02, 2019

Merging sounds of traditional Iranian music + Jazz


Sibarg Ensemble + GE Stinson Trio

When: June 2 | 7PM

Where: Eagle Rock, Pasadena

 

Tickets: $15

ICIT Student Concert

May 24, 2018

The tenth annual concert presenting original new works by Ph.D. students in Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology (ICIT) in the UCI Music Department.

Hesam Abedini performs his most recent composition "Behind these closed opening" for voice and tape
 

When: May 24 | 8PM

Where: Winifred Smith Hall

Voices of Spring

May 19, 2019

Stanford Festival of Iranian Arts

Hossein Omoumi & Friends

Hossein Omoumi, Ney & Vocals
Jessika Kenney, Vocals

Eyvind Kang, Viola

Amir Koushkani, Tar
Hamin Honari, Tombak & Daf

Hesam Abedini, Frame Drum & Vocals


When: May19  | 6:00 PM

Where: Cubberley Auditorium | Stanford

Voices of Spring

May 18, 2019

Sacramento State University

Hossein Omoumi & Friends

Hossein Omoumi, Ney & Vocals
Jessika Kenney, Vocals

Eyvind Kang, Viola

Amir Koushkani, Tar
Hamin Honari, Tombak & Daf

Hesam Abedini, Frame Drum & Vocals


When: May 18  | 8:00 PM

Where: TBA

Mark Dresser & Hafez Modirzadeh + Sibarg Ensemble

May 11, 2019

Merging sounds of traditional Iranian music + Jazz


Mark Dresser & Hafez Modirzadeh + the Sibarg Ensemble

When: May 11 | 8PM

Where: Dizzy's, San Diego

Tickets: $20-25

Eclectic Lawn Series

April 28, 2019

Eclectic Lawn Concert Series
Sibarg Ensemble + Saeed Kamjoo

When: April 28 | 1PM

Where: St. Michael’s lawn, Carlsbad

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Hossein Omoumi & Friends

April 20, 2019

Faculty Artist Series at UC Irvine

Hossein Omoumi & Friends

Hossein Omoumi, Ney & Vocals
Jessika Kenney, Vocals

Eyvind Kang, Viola

Amir Koushkani, Tar
Hamin Honari, Tombak & Daf

Hesam Abedini, Frame Drum & Vocals


When: April 20 | 8:00 PM

Where: Winifred Smith Hall | Irvine

Hossein Omoumi & Friends

April 19, 2019

Faculty Artist Series at UC Irvine

Hossein Omoumi & Friends

Hossein Omoumi, Ney & Vocals
Jessika Kenney, Vocals

Eyvind Kang, Viola

Amir Koushkani, Tar
Hamin Honari, Tombak & Daf

Hesam Abedini, Frame Drum & Vocals


When: April 19  | 8:00 PM

Where: Winifred Smith Hall | Irvine

Internacional de Improvisación

March 30, 2019

VI Semana internacional de improvisaciÓn 2019

Creative Intercultural Music, Concert by the Sibarg Ensemble

When: March 30 | 7:30 pm

Where: Teatro Universitario Benito Juarez, Ensenada

Niloufar Shiri & Hesam Abedini duo

March 11, 2019

Niloufar Shiri & Hesam Abedini duo

From Traditional Iranian music to American Experimental Music practices

When: March 11 | 7PM

Where: Nameless Sound, Houston

Taak Ensemble in Houston

March 10, 2019

ICF Houston Presents:

Classical Iranian Music Concert

Taak Ensemble
Mahtab Nadalian... Santoor

Niloufar Shiri...Kamancheh
Hesam Abedini...Vocals

Ali Tarkesh... Daf & Dayereh

Rambod Dargahi... Tombak

When: March 10 | 6:00 PM

Where: Cullen Hall | Houston

Del Sol Quartet

March 01, 2019

San Francisco’s critically acclaimed Del Sol Quartet presents a program focusing on young Iranian and Iranian-American composers, including works by three UCI graduate students. Del Sol will also perform Ben Johnston’s String Quartet No. 4 Amazing Grace. In Johnston’s overwhelmingly inventive composition, the well-loved European hymn resonates with just-intonation intervals.

This concert is supported by generous grants from the Jordan Center for Persian Studies and UCI Illuminations.

When: March 1 | 8 PM

Where: Winifred Smith Hall, UCI

Ascent

February 23, 2019

Ascent: A Journey Through the Art Music of Iran


Namaad Ensemble Trio
Kourosh Taghavi... Setar

Niloufar Shiri...Kamancheh
Hesam Abedini...Vocal & Percussion

When: February 23 | 7:00PM

Where: Aliso Viejo, California

Sibarg Ensemble (Hayward)

February 10, 2019

Eureka! Music Conference
Lecture-Performance: Creative Intercultural Music
Sibarg Ensemble
 

When: February 10 | TBA

Where: CSU East Bay Music Department, Hayward

Sibarg Ensemble (San Francisco)

February 09, 2019

Iranian & Jazz Improvisation
Sibarg Ensemble for the first time in San Francisco
 

When: February 9 | 7PM

Where: Red Poppy Art House, San Francisco

Sibarg Ensemble (Sunnyvale)

February 08, 2019

Iranian & Jazz Improvisation
Sibarg Ensemble in a House Concert
 

When: February 8 | 7PM

Where: Sunnyvale, California

Email for more info

Pacific Symphony - Opening by Taak Ensemble

February 01, 2019

Classical Iranian Music
Opening act of Pacific Symphony's Concert by Taak Ensemble
 

When: February 1 | 7PM

Where: Segerstrom, Costa Mesa, California

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Armeno-Iranica: A Shared History

January 26, 2019

Armeno-Iranica: A Shared History
A Conference in Honor of Nina Garsoian

Music by Taak Ensemble

When: January 26 | 7PM

Where: HG 1030, UC Irvine, California

Yalda Night Private House Concert

December 22, 2018

Private House Concert by Sibarg - Iranian traditional music 

Yalda Night Celebration at Irvine

Mahtab Nadalian... Santoor

Niloufar Shiri...Kamancheh
Hesam Abedini...Vocals

Ebrahim Poustinchi... Tar

Arian Khoroushi... Tombak, Daf, and hand drums

When: December 22 | 7:00PM

Where: Irvine

Shab-e Yalda

December 21, 2018

Kardar-e Nik and BT CLN: Band Together Creative Liberation Network presents:

Shab-e Yalda: Ancient Persian Solstice Celebration


Music by Sibarg Iranian traditional Ensemble
Mahtab Nadalian... Santoor

Niloufar Shiri...Kamancheh
Hesam Abedini...Vocals

Arian Khoroushi... Tombak, Daf, and hand drums

When: December 21 | 6:30PM

Where: Rudramandir - Berkeley

AIAP Yalda Night Celebration

December 19, 2018

Association of Iranian American Professionals presents:

Yalda Night Celebration 


Music by Sibarg Iranian traditional Ensemble
Mahtab Nadalian... Santoor

Niloufar Shiri...Kamancheh
Hesam Abedini...Vocals

Ebrahim Poustinchi... Tar

Arian Khoroushi... Tombak, Daf, and hand drums

When: December 19 | 6:30PM

Where: Sufi - San Diego

UCI Contemporary Ensemble

December 11, 2018

UC Irvine Contemporary Music Ensemble
(MUS 276/176) class concert
Directed by Michael Dessen


When: December 11 | 8PM

Where: UCI Music & Media Building, 218 “Mocap”

Niloufar Shiri & Hesam Abedini duo

September 08, 2018

Niloufar Shiri & Hesam Abedini duo

Traditional Iranian music to American Experimental Music practices

When: September 8 | 7PM

Where: San Francisco, House Concert

Experiments in Telematic Music

December 06, 2018

Telematic Music Performance
Between UCSD and UCI
Directed by Nichole Mitchell and Mark Dresser


When: December 6 | 7PM

Where: UCI Music & Media Building, 218 “Mocap”

Hafez Day

October 06, 2018

Persian Cultural Center and San Diego Central Library Present:

Hafez Invites The Great Rumi

Presenting on Hafez, Dr. Ahmad Karimi Hakkak
Music by Namaad Ensemble
Kourosh Taghavi... Setar

Niloufar Shiri...Kamancheh
Hesam Abedini...Vocal & Percussion

When: October 6 | 6:30PM

Where: San Diego Central Library

August 26, 2018

15th Annual Carlsbad Music Festival

Featuring:

Johnny Gandelsman plays BachDonnacha DennehyJulianna Barwick • Gyan Riley • Stephanie Richards + Andrew Munsey • Hausmann Quartet • Sibarg Ensemble • Tasha Smith-Godinez • Isaac Schankler

When: August 26 | 3PM

Where: St. Michael's By the Sea, Carlsbad

Namaad Ensemble

August 17, 2018

Association for Iranian Studies:
Twelfth Biennial Iranian Studies Conference

A Night of Persian Classical Music:
When contemporary poetry of Iran crosses the world of the Iranian classical music to tell the stories of our time.

Kourosh Taghavi... Setar

Niloufar Shiri...Kamancheh
Hesam Abedini...Vocal

Reza Filsoofi...Tombak & Daf
Mahtab Nadalian...Santour

When: July 17 | 8PM

Where: Winifred Smith Hall, Irvine

Iranian Jazz Improvisation

August 14, 2018

Association for Iranian Studies:
Twelfth Biennial Iranian Studies Conference

Opening Night with Sibarg Ensemble

When: July 14 | 6PM

Where: Claire Trevor School of the Arts, UC Irvine

Intro to Iranian Culture, Language, Arts, and Music

August 06, 2018

UC Irvine's Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture Presents:
One-week workshop about the culture, history and music of Iran designed for high school and college students.
This course is designed to give students a good dose of information about Iranian history, literature, art and music.
For more information and pricing, please contact UC Irvine's Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture via email (sjalalip@uci.edu).

Instructors: Prof. Touraj Daryaee, Dr. Soheila Kian, Dr. Deanna Kashani, and Mr. Hesam Abedini


When: August 6-10, 2018 | 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Where: Jordan Center at UCI

New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble

July 22, 2018

Concert featuring the premiere of Hesam Abedini's new work for trombone, bass clarinet, and two percussionists.
Additional works by Melissa Vargas, Rafael Llanos, Mario Davidovsky, and more.
New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble:
​Clara Byom, clarinet/bass clarinet
Oscar Gamboa, percussion
Dalton Harris, trombone
​Alan Zimmerman, percussion


When: July 22 | 8PM

Where: CFA Downtown Studio

Santa Monica Youth Orchestra

July 17, 2018

Educational Concert by Sibarg Ensemble for Santa Monica Youth Orchestra's students

Josh Charney, Piano
Niloufar Shiri, Kamancheh
Hesam Abedini, Voice


When: July 17 | 3PM

Where: Pluralistic School, Santa Monica

UCLA Iranian Culture Show

June 01, 2018

16th Annual Iranian Culture Show at UCLA

Hesam Abedini with Sibarg Ensemble


When: June 1 | 7PM

Where: Royce Hall, UCLA

UCI Music Department Spring Soirée

May 30, 2018

Celebrating outstanding graduating students in an elegant evening concert. Featuring solo performance, chamber music, small jazz, and contemporary music ensembles. Please join us for a reception before the concert.

Hesam Abedini with UCI Contemporary Music Ensemble Directed by Kojiro Umezaki


When: May 30 | 8PM

Where: Winifred Smith Hall

ICIT Student Concert

May 25, 2018

The tenth annual concert presenting original new works by Ph.D. students in Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology (ICIT) in the UCI Music Department.

Hesam Abedini with Sibarg Ensemble
 

When: May 25 | 8PM

Where: Winifred Smith Hall

Celebrate Music at UCI

May 18, 2018

An exciting, fast-paced evening of musical performances by the Department of Music at Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ students and faculty, including instrumental and vocal ensembles of all sizes, diverse forms of traditional classical music and jazz, and new works by UCI composers. A family-friendly evening of performances to celebrate the arts and music at UCI.

Premiere of Skinner, composed by Hesam Abedini in 2017 for kamancheh and contra bass recorder.
 

When: May 18

Where: Irvine Barclay Theatre

Tehran International Contemporary Music Festival

April 23, 2018

Tehran International Contemporary Music Festival

Niloufar Shiri, Kamancheh
Farshid Patinian, Double Bass

Program:
Hesam Abedini - Departure III
Anahita Abbasi - Sketch II (2016)
Mark Dresser - Improvisation
Nicole Mitchelli - Improvisation
Corey Fogel - Graphic score
Hesam Abedini - Skinner
Niloufar Shiri - Lines II

ICIT Composer Concert

April 12, 2018

Five world premiere performances of pieces written by ICIT first-year graduate students: Hesam Abedini, Antonin Fajt, Adib Ghorbani, Tomoko Ozawa, and Niloufar Shiri

World Premiere of Equipoise composed by Hesam Abedini in 2018, for solo piano.
Denisa Micliuc, piano

When: April 12 | 8 PM

Where: UCI Contemporary Art Center, xMPL

Lecture on Iranian Music

April 09, 2018

Lecture on Iranian Music history and theory for Irvine Valley College introduction to world music class taught by Linda Rose Hembreiker

Nowruz Celebration at Amazon

March 30, 2018

Nowruz Celebration at Amazon, Seattle

Sibarg Ensemble
Niloufar Shiri | Kamancheh

Ebrahim Poustinchi | Tar
Hesam Abedini | Vocals

Arian Khoroushi | Tombak

Women in Music Festival

March 25, 2018

"Traditional Iranian music meets jazz improv in this charismatic ensemble. The earthy sounds of Kamancheh fiddle and Tar lute interweave seamlessly with double bass, piano, and Farsi vocals."

Niloufar Shiri | Kamancheh
Hesam Abedini | Vocals
Kyle Motl | Bass
Josh Charney | Piano
Ebrahim Poustinchi | Tar
 

When: March 25 | 4PM

Where: Doheny Campus | Los Angeles

Nowruz Celebration with Sibarg Ensemble

March 24, 2018

Annual Nowruz Celebration at UC Irvine by Farhang Foundation

Sibarg Ensemble
Niloufar Shiri | Kamancheh

Mahtab Nadalian | Santour

Ebrahim Poustinchi | Tar
Hesam Abedini | Vocals

Arian Khoroushi | Tombak