Sunday, September 27, 2009

Hafez Nazeri and the Rumi Symphony Project in L.A. Oct. 3

Hafez Nazeri Brings the Rumi Symphony Project to Los Angeles’ Pantages Theatre on October 3rd

WHAT: The Nazeri Music Foundation will debut the world premiere of the "Rumi Symphony Project: Cycle One" in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 3. The performance will be entitled "Rite of Fall: Mehregan" and presented by Nederlander Concerts and Rum & Humble at the Pantages Theatre.

The works to be performed are composed by 30-year-old Hafez Nazeri, Iran’s most influential young composer and winner of UCLA's Distinguished Creative Award. They will mark a new chapter in integrating Middle Eastern and Western traditions through the music of both cultures. Nazeri describes the concept and philosophy behind this opus as “a musical discourse to promote world peace.”

"At a time when all that we hear about Iran is filtered through headlines of intolerance, chaos and violence, it is important to portray a 7,000 year cultural history with its deeply poetic and artistic mystical traditions,” explains Nazeri.

The concert will showcase Nazeri on setar and vocals, and his legendary father Shahram Nazeri (vocals), as well as artists of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Paul Neubauer on the viola, Ida Kavafian, viola and Fred Sherry, cello; in addition to Matt Haimovitz, cello; Tim Cobb, double bass, Hussein Zahawy, percussion and Shane Shanahan, percussion.


WHERE: THE PANTAGES THEATRE / 6233 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood / Los Angeles, CA 90028

TIME: 7:30 PM

COST: Tickets for Pantages Theatre at $30, $45, $75, $90, $150, $200 and $300 are on sale at, by phone at 800-745-3000, at the Pantages Theatre box office, and at all Ticketmaster outlets including select Macy's, The Beverly Center, La Curacao and Ritmo Latino stores.

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