October 05, 2009

He’s only 30, but composer-performer Hafez Nazeri, whose “Rumi Symphony Project:Cycle One” premieres on October 3 at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles (ticketmaster.com), has big ambitions. His genre-defying60-minute work, draws on an inheritance that ranges from 13th-century Persian poet Rumito the celebrated singer Shahram Nazeri (his father), and forges a style blending classical Iranianand Western musical traditions. On November 14, the project arrives in New York, where Nazeribecomes the first Iranian to headline Carnegie Hall (carnegiehall.org).

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