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Internationally Acclaimed Composer Hafez Nazeri at Carnegie Hall

Hafez Nazeri and the Rumi Symphony Project present:  “Iranian Sounds of Peace”

October 23, 2009, Washington, D.C. – Hafez Nazeri, Iran’s most influential young composer, together with his internationally acclaimed father, Shahram Nazeri – dubbed the “Iranian Pavarotti” and the first to set Rumi’s poetry to music over 40 years ago – continue their legacy of expanding the definition of Persian music with a performance entitled “Iranian Sounds of Peace”.

Premiering in New York City’s Carnegie Hall on Saturday, November 14 at Carnegie Hall, this will be the first Iranian headlining event at this revered venue. Not only is Hafez Nazeri the composer of the music to he performed, but he will also sing and play the new instrument he has created based on the traditional setar. The instrument is named “Hafez,” referring to the composer and his namesake, the great 13th century mystic poet. The “Hafez” extends the range of the setar by incorporating two additional low strings to craft greater melodic and harmonic range – making it the first new Iranian instrument developed in modern times.

Date: Saturday, November 14th, 2009 at 8PM
Location: Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage At Carnegie Hall
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