Project Masnavi
Eishan Ensemble

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 10 April 2022
Category Music

Great Southern Nights
in Association with Riverside Theatres Present

Project MasnavI


Project Masnavi  by the acclaimed ARIA nominated Persian-jazz group, Eishan Ensemble, is a sublime and powerful response to centuries old Persian poetry. Inspired by the lyrical poetry of Rumi’s epic masterpiece, Masnavi – one of the most precious books in Persian literature, the album weaves beautiful imagery and stories reflective on Rumi’s work into layered soundscapes and sophisticated compositions. A rich musical fusion blending Persian Classical with Western Jazz and improvisation, the album showcases the increasingly ambitious compositions of bandleader, composer and tar player, Iranian-born Hamed Sadeghi, alongside saxophonist Michael Avgenicos, bassist Maximillian Alduca, accordion player Marcello Maio and drummer Alex Inman-Hislop.

Led by acclaimed Persian-Australian tar virtuoso and composer, Hamed Sadeghi, the Eishan Ensemble draws on contemporary and classical music traditions of both East and West. Eishan’s repertoire consists predominantly of Sadeghi’s original compositions with diverse improvisatory idioms featured powerfully. Toured nationally and internationally numerously the ensemble is described as “Persian chamber jazz” and “Middle-Eastern fusion”, Eishan defies neat labels.

Great Southern Nights is a celebration of live music that takes place right across New South Wales. The dynamic event features hundreds of COVID-safe performances at live music venues across Greater Sydney and regional NSW in March and April 2022.Great Southern Nights is a NSW Government initiative, delivered by Destination NSW in partnership with the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) to stimulate the revival of the State’s live music, entertainment and hospitality sectors, and in turn the NSW visitor economy, in response to challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, please visit

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Image Credit: Prudence Upton

Hamed Sadeghi, tar

Michael Avgenicos, saxophone

Max Alduca, double bass

Marcello Maio, accordion

Alex Hislop, drums


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Dates and Times:

Sunday 10 April 2022 at 6:30pm


2 hours and 20 minutes (including 20 minute interval)

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