Farzaneh Hemmasi, co-director, Columbia University Middle Eastern Music Ensemble
Ida Meftahi, dancer, choreographer, and researcher
Bahar Movahed, musician (vocalist)
Saeed Kamjoo, musician (kamanche)
Ali Samadpour, musician and composer (tar)
In Iran for thousands of years, the beginning of each year has been celebrated on the vernal equinox with music, dance, and delicious food. Farzaneh Hemmasi speaks about the history of Nowruz, Ida Meftahi performs contemporary dances using Iranian traditional and folk elements, and Iran-based musician and film composer Ali Samadpour—on his first US tour—presents original work and traditional music on springtime and folkloric themes.
After the program, gather in Bravo to taste Persian delicacies and view a traditional Nowruz table display.
Ticket includes reception.
Purchase Tickets Online: using the link in the red box
By phone: call the MFA Ticket line at 1-800-440-6975
In person: at any MFA ticketing desk
Ticketing desk hours: Mon, Tue, Sat, and Sun, 10 am–4:15 pm; and Wed–Fri, 10 am–9:15 pm
The MFA Nowruz Celebration is sponsored by Galleria Florentia.