2006/1385 Nowruz Celebrations at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Nava Ensemble, dedicated to performance of Persian Classical music, led by Shahriar Saleh is proud to present its fifth Nowruz concert on the Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

This year's performance will be on Sunday March 12 from 6:00-7:00 PM. The program is free to the public.

This program will be broadcasted live on the internet, and will be archived on the Millennium Stage website for subsequent viewings. The web link to view the program live, or at a later date is:


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This year, Nava is proud to be joined by the following virtuoso players and ensembles, including::

Nava Ensemble performers for this concert include:
Hadavi, Cyrus
Roodsari, Sakineh
Tofigh, Ali
Yousofi, Ahmad

Nikfarjam, Paymon

Hadavi, Parisa
Nikfarjam, Abbas
Saleh, Arya
Saleh, Aryan

Nikfarjam, Naseem

The guest Sama Tombak and Daf performers include:
Abrishami, Giti - Daf
Banai, Ali - Tombak
Bastani, Safora - Tombak and Daf
Bibizadeh, Behnaz - Tombak and Daf
Bloom, Steve - Tombak and Daf
Dastvar, Farisa - Daf
Elizabeth, Audrey - Tambourine
Eradat, Hayedeh - Daf
Esmaeili, Hasti - Daf
Hosseini, Mohammad - Tombak and Daf
Hosseini, Neda - Tombak and Daf
Hosseini, Puneh - Tombak and Daf
Salehi, Mohsen - Tombak and Daf
Shariatpanah, Azam - Daf
Shirzadi, Suri - Daf
Zolriyasatein, Nazanin - Daf

The Ensemble program is as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Sorud-e Ey Iran, R. Khaleghi
  • Tombak and Daf Ensembles
  • Barun Barun-e, Persian Pop Song, A. Khorram
  • Improvisation, Santur and percussion, Saleh, Khorasani and Analouei
  • Shokoufeh, Persian Pop Song, A. Khorram
  • Improvisation, Santur and percussion, Saleh, Khorasani and Analouei
  • Jaan-e Maryam, Persian Pop Song, M. Vafadar
  • Improvisation, Tar and Violine, Majd and Hamidi

Additional information is available at http://www.navaensemble.com