Nava Ensemble
Annual Concert and
Award Ceremony
February 28, 2004
7:00-11:00 pm EST
At Montgomery County
Office of Ethnic Affairs
101 Monroe Street
Lower Level
Rockville, Maryland

Nava Ensemble, dedicated to performance of Persian Classical music, led by Shahriar Saleh is proud to present the following program:
  • Welcome remarks by Afsaneh Ziaee (Saleh)
  • Sorud-e Ey Iran, R. Khaleqi
  • Gol-e Gandom (Folk Song)
  • Mastom Mastom (Folk Song)
  • Beyaad-e Gozashteh, A. Saba
  • Song in Dashti, A. Saba
  • Baazee in Shur, S. Saleh
  • Peesh Daramad-e Abu Ata, F. Payvar
  • Saaghar-e Shekashteh, P. Yaahaghi
  • Saraab-e Arezoo, P. Yaahaghi
  • Reng-e Dashti, R. Mahjoobi
  • Presentation of Certificates of Achievement by Shahriar Saleh
  • Vocal improvisations by Dr. Houshang Hodjati

This program is free
and open to the public.
The Nava Ensemble

Shahriar Saleh was born in 1948 in Tehran, Iran, and began playing Santur at the age of eleven followed by Violin and Guitar. He came to the US in 1967, and while attending an Engineering School, he studied music as his minor. Since 1982 he has been teaching Santur, Violin, Tombak, Vocal and Guitar, and he is proud to have been able to establish Nava Ensemble, and to share his love and knowledge of the Persian Classical Music with many talented Iranian students of all ages. For the last several years, Shahriar has been working as an Engineering Project Manager with NIH, and upon retirement, he hopes to be able to establish a formal artistic center in the Washington Metropolitan Area for preservation and enhancement of the Persian Classical Music, as well as many other unique arts of Iran.

Guest Performers Nava Ensemble Performers
Dr. Ali Reza Analouei

Dr. Ali Fatemi, DDS
Mr. Behrooz Hodjati

Dr. Houshang Hodjati
Ms. Shahrnaz Tataii

Maryam Badakhsh
Arasp Biparva
Cyrus Hadavi
Sakeeneh Roodsari
Ali Reza Saboori
Ali Tofigh
Ahmad Yousofi

Aveeda Biparva
Parisa Hadavi
Zahra Saboori
Arya Saleh
Aryan Saleh

Shahpoor Ahmadi

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