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
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