Sahba Motallebi Performances

 

SAHBA MOTALLEBI & RAHIM ALHAJ DUO

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Category
Live Performances
Date
Saturday, 22 June 2019 07:00 PM
Venue
Lincoln Recital Hall @ Portland State University - Portland, Oregon

An extraordinary performance by Iranian Master Tar virtuoso Sahba Motallebi and Iraqi Oud Master Rahim AlHaj in Portland.

“There is no rock guitarist, no oud player, possibly no musician anywhere in the world with such subtle yet fearsome chops on a fretted instrument.” – New York Music Daily

Sahba Motallebi is an Iranian songwriter, Tar, Setar and Shoorangiz virtuoso and an internationally acclaimed musician. As a teenager in her native Iran she pushed against patrimonial restrictions and emerged as a dynamo on her instruments; when she was only 14 she began her studies at the Tehran Conservatory of Music and between the years 1995-98 she was a four-time winner as best tar player at the Iranian Music Festival (she also studied abroad, in Russia and Turkey). While still in school she cofounded the boundary-breaking female music ensemble Chakaveh; in 1999 she was invited to join the prestigious Iranian National Orchestra, which initiated her global performance career. Sahba has achieved extraordinary recognition as an expat and she’s been honored by performing with the great master Hossein Alizadeh. She was recognized as the best Tar player at the Iranian Music Festival (FAJR) for four consecutive years. Author of two educational etudes for Tar and Setar, Sahba has served as music instructor at the Pasadena State College (CA), Lawrence University (WI), and Berklee College of Music (MA).

“Unique combination of traditional and innovative performance techniques. Alhaj’s spontaneous inventions are constantly fascinating.” Los Angeles Times

NEA 2015 National Heritage Fellowship Award Recipient Rahim AlHaj, virtuoso oud musician and composer, was born in Baghdad, Iraq and began playing the oud (the grandfather of all stringed instruments) at age nine. Early on, it was evident that he had a remarkable talent for playing the oud. Mr. Alhaj studied under the renowned Munir Bashir, considered by many to be the greatest oud player ever, and Salim Abdul Kareem, at the Institute of Music in Baghdad, Iraq. Mr. AlHaj won various awards at the Conservatory and graduated in 1990 with a diploma in composition. He holds a degree in Arabic Literature from Mustunsariya University in Baghdad.

 
 

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  • Saturday, 22 June 2019 07:00 PM

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Past Performances


19
Apr
2020
7:00pm
Past Performance

SAHBA MOTALLEBI & RAHIM ALHAJ DUO – LOS ANGELES, CA.

Venue: Skirball Cultural Center | City: Los Angeles USA
Iraq Meets Iran in Musical Dialogue
8
Mar
2020
4:30pm
Past Performance

SAHBA MOTALLEBI WITH SOUNDS OF THE HOMELAND ENSEMBLE

Venue: Smithsonian Institution: National Museum of Asian Art | City: Washington, DC USA
Sahba Motallebi with SOUNDS OF THE HOMELAND Ensemble
8
Mar
2020
2:30pm
Past Performance

SAHBA MOTALLEBI WITH SOUNDS OF THE HOMELAND ENSEMBLE

Venue: Smithsonian Institution: National Museum of Asian Art | City: Washington, DC USA
Sahba Motallebi with SOUNDS OF THE HOMELAND Ensemble
8
Mar
2020
12:30pm
Past Performance

SAHBA MOTALLEBI WITH SOUNDS OF THE HOMELAND ENSEMBLE

Venue: Smithsonian Institution: National Museum of Asian Art | City: Washington, DC USA
Sahba Motallebi with SOUNDS OF THE HOMELAND Ensemble
20
Feb
2020
7:00pm
Past Performance

SAHBA MOTALLEBI EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP: UT MIDDLE EASTERN ENSEMBLE

Venue: University Of Texas | City: Austin, Texas USA
Sahba Motallebi – University Of Texas – Austin – Educational Workshop: UT Middle Eastern Ensemble
15
Feb
2020
7:30pm
Past Performance

SAHBA MOTALLEBI & RAHIM ALHAJ – WORLD MUSIC INSTITUTE

Venue: World Music Institute Merkin Hall | City: New York, NY USA
Sahba Motallebi & Rahim AlHaj – World Music Institute – Merkin Hall, NYC, NY
15
Jan
2020
6:00pm
Past Performance

SAHBA MOTALLEBI & ALL-STAR WOMEN’S MIDDLE EASTERN ENSEMBLE

Venue: Private Event | City: Dubai UEA
Sahba Motallebi & All-Star Women’s Middle Eastern Ensemble – Private Event
19
Oct
2019
8:00pm
Past Performance

SAHBA MOTALLEBI & RAHIM ALHAJ – CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Venue: Szold Hall | City: Chicago Illinois USA
Old Town School Of Folk Music - Szold Hall - Chicago, Illinois
18
Oct
2019
8:00pm
Past Performance

SAHBA MOTALLEBI & RAHIM ALHAJ – KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN

Venue: St. Luke's Episcopal Church | City: Kalamazoo, Michigan USA
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan - Connecting The Chords Music Festival
21
Sep
2019
6:30pm
Past Performance

SAHBA MOTALLEBI WITH PEZHHAM AKHAVASS – ALBEQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO

Venue: The National Hispanic Cultural Center: Journal Theater | City: Albuquerque, New Mexico USA
Sahba Motallebi with Pezhham Akhavass – Globalquerque Festival 2019
30
Aug
2019
8:00pm
Past Performance

SOUNDS OF THE HOMELAND

Venue: Schaumburg Convention Center | City: Chicago Illinois USA
Sahba Motalebi, Kourosh Moradi, Pezhham Akhavass, Babak Daneshvar & Mehdi Bagheri – Debut Appearance
27
Jul
2019
8:00pm
Past Performance

SAHBA MOTALLEBI & RAHIM ALHAJ DUO

Venue: Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse | City: Berkeley, CA USA
Unique combination of traditional and innovative performance techniques.
22
Jun
2019
7:00pm
Past Performance

SAHBA MOTALLEBI & RAHIM ALHAJ DUO

Venue: Lincoln Recital Hall @ Portland State University | City: Portland, Oregon USA
SAHBA MOTALLEBI & RAHIM ALHAJ DUO
21
Jun
2019
7:00pm
Past Performance

SAHBA MOTALLEBI & RAHIM ALHAJ DUO

Venue: Kirkland Performance Center | City: Kirkland, Washington USA
SAHBA MOTALLEBI & RAHIM ALHAJ DUO
17
May
2019
11:45am
Past Performance

17TH ANNUAL SPRING JOSHUA TREE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Venue: Joshua Tree Lake Campground | City: Joshua Tree, CA USA
SAHBA MOTALLEBI – Will Be Performing A Full Solo Set
3
May
2019
7:00pm
Past Performance

FANDANGO AT THE WALL – TINY WALL PERFORMANCES

Venue: The Symphony Space | City: New York, NY USA
Sahba Motallebi – As a special guest performer with the Arturo O’Farrill’s Orchestra.
28
Apr
2019
7:00pm
Past Performance

SOUNDS FROM THE HOMELAND

Venue: Duke Ellington School of the Arts | City: Washington, DC USA
HOSTED BY IRANIAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY CENTER (IACC) AND DUKE ELLINGTON SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
24
Mar
2019
6:00pm
Past Performance

IRANIAN NEW YEAR CELEBRATION, NOROOZ 2019

Venue: Michigan Tech MUB Ballroom | City: Houghton, Michigan USA
Iranian community at Michigan Tech celebrates the Iranian New Year (Norooz).
18
Aug
2018
6:00pm
Past Performance

SAHBA MOTALLEBI & NAGMEH FARAHMAND PRESENTED BY SMALL WORLD MUSIC

Venue: Harbourfront Centre | City: Toronto Canada
Two remarkable rising stars of Persian classical music, among the few women performing it.
26
May
2018
3:00pm
Past Performance

FANDANGO AT THE WALL – ARTURO O’FARRILL & THE AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Venue: Fandango Fronterizo Festival | City: Tijuana Mexico
ARTURO O’FARRIL’S Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) is a Non-Profit Organization Based In NYC.
29
Apr
2018
3:00pm
Past Performance

SAHBA MOTALLEBI WITH NAGHMEH FARAHMAND

Venue: Adat Ari El | City: Valley Village, CA USA
MUSIC OF PERSIA – TRADITIONAL MEETS CONTEMPORARY
25
Mar
2018
7:00pm
Past Performance

SAHBA MOTALLEBI WITH NAGHMEH FARAHMAND: A NUROOZ CELEBRATION

Venue: Musical Instrument Museum | City: Phoenix, AZ USA
Joining Sahba on stage will be Naghmeh Farahmand, a Persian percussionist.
27
Jan
2018
8:00pm
Past Performance

PERSIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC WITH SAHBA MOTALLEBI + NAGHMEH FARAHMAND

Venue: North Beach Bandshell | City: Miami Beach, Florida USA
This annual series returns in collaboration with Miami Dade College’s MDC Live Arts.
19
Oct
2017
7:00pm
Past Performance

MUSIC ACROSS BORDERS: SAHBA MOTALLEBI AND THE RYAN SPEARMAN BAND

Venue: The Stage at KDHX | City: St. Louis, MO USA
For more than 25 years, St. Louis-based American Voices has run cross-cultural exchange projects.
13
Oct
2017
6:00pm
Past Performance

THE 13TH ANNUAL RICHMOND FOLK FESTIVAL

Venue: Brown's Island | City: Richmond, VA USA
SAHBA MOTALLEBI (IRAN/US) & NAGHMEH FARAHMAND (IRAN/CANADA) Will Be Performing TWO Concerts TODAY.
11
Oct
2017
7:30pm
Past Performance

SAHBA MOTALLEBI AND NAGHMEH FARAHMAND

Venue: Ewell Recital Hall | City: Williamsburg, VA USA
21
Sep
2017
6:00pm
Past Performance

SAHBA MOTALLEBI + NAGHMEH FARAHMAND AND IBERI CHOIR

Venue: Preston Bradley Hall | City: Chicago, IL USA
20
Sep
2017
7:00pm
Past Performance

GLOBAL ROOTS FESTIVAL 2017: SAHBA MOTALLEBI & NAGHMEH FARAHMAND AND BITORI

Venue: Cedar Cultural Center - Global Roots | City: Minneapolis, MN USA
20
Sep
2017
6:00pm
Past Performance

GLOBAL ROOTS FESTIVAL: SAHBA MOTALLEBI & NAGHMEH FARAHMAND, BITORI

Venue: The Cedar Cultural Center | City: Minneapolis, MN USA
19
Sep
2017
5:00pm
Past Performance

WORLD MUSIC FEST 2017 – HOSTED BY YOUNG AUDITORIUM’S CULTURAL AFFAIRS

Venue: Young Auditorium - UW-Whitewater | City: Whitewater, Wisconsin USA
27
Jan
2017
8:00pm
Past Performance

MDC LIVE ARTS – SAHBA MOTALLEBI WITH NAGHMEH FARAHMAND

Venue: North Beach Bandshell | City: Miami Beach, Florida USA