A richly flavoured musical fusion blending traditional Persian Classical with Western Jazz, improvisation and the spine-tingling vocals of Dharawal woman, Sonya Holowell.
Hamed Sadeghi’s Eishan Ensemble and guest vocalist Holowell’s collaboration delivers entirely original music with segues into improvisation. These fresh sounds revitalise the traditions of Persian Classical and Western Jazz for a spellbinding musical treat that defies labels.
Afternoon Tea at Six tells seven stories. “We drank a cup of Persian black tea before every rehearsal,” says tar [Iranian lute] player and composer Hamed Sadeghi, “and tried to narrate the stories with a different texture.”
The music draws on the personalities of the individual musicians, leaving plenty of room for improvisation and originality. Come for (late) afternoon tea and immerse yourself in the heady atmosphere of Sadeghi’s fusion style, as the Eishan Ensemble and Sonya Holowell recreate stories of our time and celebrate the finding of identity.
Runtime: 70 mins
Tue 12 Jan at 8pm
Reserved Full Price – $49
Reserved Concession – $44
+ booking fee
Please note that paired seats cannot be split, therefore if you are after a single seat please select a seat that is on its own.
If you are after other configurations, please contact the Sydney Festival office during business hours.
Access to all levels of the Centre is via lift and wheelchair seating is available in all venues. Accessible parking is located on Maze Cres within the University of Sydney and is a short distance to the Seymour Centre entrance.
Hearing loops are located in the Everest and York Theatres. Optimal seats in the York Theatre are seats located in the centre block of the seating chart.
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This performance may contain smoke and haze effects.
A strict lockout period applies. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Vocals Sonya Holowell
Tar Hamed Sadeghi
Saxophone Michael Avgenicos
Double Bass Maximillian Alduca
Percussion Adem Yilmaz
Oud Adnan Barake
Photo: Alex Apt
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