Iranian Sounds of Peace

Shahram and Hafez Nazeri. (Navid Soheillian)

NEW YORK, November 5, 2009 - Asia Society, the Nazeri Music Foundation, and Absolutely Live Entertainment present Iranian Sounds of Peace at New York City's Carnegie Hall on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 8:00 pm. The first Iranian headlining event at Carnegie Hall, Iranian Sounds of Peace is an East/West "musical dialogue" featuring Hafez Nazeri and his internationally acclaimed father, Shahram Nazeri, together with an international all-star ensemble that includes cellist Matt Haimovitz and performers from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

The works to be performed are composed by 29-year-old Hafez Nazeri, and mark a new chapter in integrating musical cultures. Nazeri describes the concept and philosophy behind the work as "a musical discourse to promote world peace." 

In a related event, the Nazeris will give an informative presentation on the music of their native Iran at the Asia Society on Wednesday, November 11. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy the Nazeris' musicianship in an intimate setting prior to their Carnegie Hall concert.


Event details

A Conversation/Demonstration with Shahram and Hafez Nazeri
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 8:00 pm
Asia Society, New York City
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Iranian Sounds of Peace
Saturday, Nov. 14, 8:00 pm
Carnegie Hall, New York City
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Iranian Sounds of Peace is part of Asia Society’s Creative Voices of Islam in Asia project and is made possible, in part, by generous funding from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art and by the New York State Council on the Arts.


CDs by Shahram and Hafez Nazeri are available from the AsiaStore.