C e l e b r a t i n g
the Persian New Year, Noruz
On Saturday, March 24, 2001,
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, Iranian Young Players' Ensemble and Masters led by
Shahriar Saleh present:
  • Sorud Ey Iran and two folk songs, by young Iranian players. The audience around the stage is encouraged to sing the sorud along, as the young performers play this national song of Iran.
  • Variations in Dastgah Mahur, by the Masters. 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. The songs to be played are as follow:
    • Peesh Daramad by M. Ney Davoud
    • Narges-e Masti by Sheida
    • Pardees by F. Payvar
    • Ze Man Negaram, an old song
    • Zolf-e Sar Kajat by Sheida
    • Ghahr o Ashti by Darvish Khan
  • Additional information available at http://nava.hadavi.net.

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