the Persian New Year, Noruz
On March 21, 2000,
6:00-7:00 pm EST
On the Millennium Stage of
the John F. Kennedy Center
for the Performing Arts

Live webcast at http://www.kennedy-center.org/

NAVA, the Iranian Classical Ensemble presents:

  • Sorud Ey Iran, by young Iranian players. The audience around the stage is encouraged to sing along, as the young performers led by Shahriar Saleh play this national song of Iran.
  • Variations in Dastgah Mahur. Mahur is one of seven Iranian tonalities and as its name implies, closely resembles a western major key, and in this case, G Major. However, as melodies progress, it deviates from standard G Major and assumes the very Iranian tonalities, based on quarter tones.

This event is free and open to the public.
It can also viewed, live on the Internet at