April 25, 2016 at CCRMA, Stanford University in Palo Alto.
FREE and OPEN to the Public
Lecture-Demonstration and Performance
Master percussionist Abbos Kosimov is joined by dutar and tanbur virtuoso Sirojiddin Juraev for a lecture and demonstration of instrumental music performance of the folk and classical traditions of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Spanning musical geographies from the remote mountain highlands of Tajikistan, to the urban centers of Bukhara and Samarkand in Uzbekistan, this special evening will highlight these musicians’ technical mastery and innovative techniques in the rhythms and melodies of Central Asian traditions.
Abbos Kosimov is a percussion virtuoso who is touring regularly with Zakir Hussain and has also performed with the Kronos Quartet. Abbos established his own school of doira playing in Uzbekistan and later taught at the Tashkent State Institute of Culture. In 2001, he was given the prestigious title of Honored Artist of Uzbekistan by the President of Uzbekistan.
Coming from a lineage of dutar players in his native region of northern Tajikistan, Sirojiddin Juraev is considered among the top masters of both the folk and classic tradition of shashmaqom. He comes from a lineage of dutar players in his native region of northern Tajikistan. He has performed in Carnegie Hall and the Louvre and is currently an artist-in-residence at Harvard University’s music department, where he is teaching dutar and tanbur performance.