Iranian Sounds of Peace
The Rumi Symphony Project is an ongoing part in Hafez Nazeri's search to integrate classical Iranian and Western musical traditions into a new genre. These new compositions include the poetry of Ferdowsi's epic Shahnameh as well as spiritual words from Rumi. The Nazeris will be joined by acclaimed musicians Paul Neubauer, viola; Ida Kavafian, viola; Fred Sherry, cello; Matt Haimovitz, cello; Tim Cobb, double bass; Hussein Zahawy, percussion and Shane Shanahan, percussion.
"This musical discourse is a metaphor of our desire to promote world peace." Hafez Nazeri
"A new kind of classical music..." Los Angeles Times
"Hafez Nazeri premiered his Rumi Symphony Project at Disney Hall to standing ovations..." Washington Post
Part of Iran Enlightenment Week November 6-14. A week of Iranian culture through lectures, demonstrations, and workshops around New York.
Carnegie Hall, 57th Street and 7th Avenue. New York City