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Arooj Aftab / Vijay Iyer / Shahzad Ismaily: Love in Exile Tickets

Arooj Aftab / Vijay Iyer / Shahzad Ismaily: Love in Exile Tickets

About Arooj Aftab / Vijay Iyer / Shahzad Ismaily: Love in Exile

"Love in Exile" is the trio of Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, and Shahzad Ismaily — three of the most innovative composers and music-makers of today. Together, they create lush, haunting soundscapes of meditation and yearning, weaving bass, piano, and vocals into a breathtakingly unified sound. Arooj Aftab describes the project as "about self-exile, and the search for freedom and identity, and finding it through love and music.” Individually, the artists’ accolades are substantial: Vocalist Arooj Aftab, the first Pakistani to win a GRAMMY Award, wows audiences worldwide with her mesmerizing live shows and otherworldly voice; MacArthur Genius and GRAMMY nominee Vijay Iyer is one of today’s most influential pianists; and multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily’s sensitivity and technical acumen have made him a legend among musicians like the late Lou Reed, for whom he was a session player. Each artist in the trio uses their distinct backgrounds and vast histories of collaboration as a starting point, forging a singular voice. As Love in Exile, the three musicians bring a one-of-a-kind performance — defined by a sense of timeless beauty and sudden surprise — to the Harris Theater for the first time.

Start date

October 11th, 2023

End date

October 11th, 2023



Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park

205 E. Randolph Dr., Chicago, IL, United States, 60601


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