Concerts and Events

Tanbur and setar solo

Feb 7/19

12:30 pm, free admission

245 ACE, York University, Toronto


Shajarian's Avaz in Iran

Nov 19/18

8:00 pm, free admission

Sarv Music Academy, 2 Greenview Ave, Toronto

Duet with Kianoush Khalilian, ney

June 8/18

Small World Music Centre, Toronto

8:00 pm, Admission $20


Labyrinth Ontario Panel Discussion

May 10/18

Modal Musics: Creativity Across Cultures

Moderated by Rob Simms

Ross Daly, Crete, Greece
Kelly Thoma, Crete, Creece
Ernie Tollar, Toronto
Maryem Tollar, Toronto
Sanaz Nakhjavani, Toronto

May 10, 7pm
32 Playter Crescent (Danforth/Chester), Free Admission

This panel is an open discussion about the creative concepts and practicalities that propel the musical activities of the panelists, who have decades of experience in a wide range of musical collaborations.


Ritual Music of West Asia

Feb 19/18

The Yarsan of Kurdistan and
Mevlevi Sufis, Order of Jalaluddin Rumi

tanbur (lute) and ney (reed flute)
Monday February 19, 7:30 pm
Free admission
Tea Gallery, Department of Asian Studies, UBC, Vancouver


Introductory Address for the Premiere Screening of Song of God 

A new film by Aref Mohammadi

January 11/18, 7:30 pm

Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Drive


Ruminate on Rumi Night

Music, Poetry, Silence

Saturday December 16, 7:30

Church of St. Stephens in‐the‐Fields
103 Bellevue Ave (on College St between Bathurst and Spadina)

Free admission


Nachtmusik at Sarv Music Academy

October 16/17

Sarv Music Academy, 2 Greenview Ave (Finch, 1 block west of Yonge)


Music for Mosul in Montreal, June 20/17

Solo improvisations and songs of traditional modal music from Iraq (oud), Kurdistan (tanbur), and Turkey (ney).

June 20, 8 pm

Casa del Popolo

4871 St. Laurent, Montreal

Free admission; voluntary donations taken for relief efforts in the siege of Mosul.

Interviewing Kayhan Kalhor and Alireza Ghorbani

May 16/17


Music for Mosul in Toronto

April 6/17