Rumi Symphony Project Rehearsal Featuring Hafez & Shahram Nazeri - Beverly Hills (August 15, 2007)
I saw Hafez Nazeri at Walt Disney Concert Hall in June and he told me about his upcoming concert with the Rumi Symphony Orchestra. Today, they held a rehearsal at the Camden House in Beverly Hills.
Interview with Hafez & Shahram Nazeri - Real Video (10:51)
The premiere will take place on Friday, August 17 at Walt Disney Concert Hall of the Music Center.
Nazeri's original compositions will be performed by a nine piece ensemble featuring both Iranian performers and members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, including Hafez' father, Shahram Nazeri, the internationally acclaimed vocalist from Iran.
The concert celebrates the 800th anniversary of Rumi, the most popular Sufi poet in history. The poet's works have influenced both the Nazeris' musical lives and in return, the Nazeris are credited with bringing the poems to the attention of modern audiences worldwide.