Mar 26 Sat

Nowruz: Iranian New Year

Saturday, March 26 2022

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Concert Timings:
March 26, 2022, 8:00 pm

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Celebrate Nowruz, the Iranian New Year, with the Farhang Foundation and Pacific Symphony! A traditional festival that marks the beginning of spring, Nowruz is a time to celebrate the “rebirth of nature” and wash away the past. Joining the Symphony for this festive celebration are vocalist Alireza Ghorbani, guest conductor Shardad Rohani, vocalist Mojgan Shajarian and guitarist Lily Afshar. Pre-concert festivities from 7 to 7:45 p.m. include traditional musicians and dancers and a grand Haft Sîn display.

Shardad Rohani: Dance of Spring Overture
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in D Major for Guitar
     Lily Afshar, guitar
Mussorgsky/arr. Rimsky-Korsakov: Night on Bald Mountain
     Shardad Rohani, conductor
Hossein Yousefzamani: Bouye Baran
     Mojgan Shajarian, vocalist
Shahin Yousefzamani: Spring of Love
     Mojgan Shajarian, vocalist
~ Intermission ~
The Music of Alireza Ghorbani
Arranged for orchestra by Shardad Rohani

Download Program Notes

Alireza Ghorbani, Vocalist
Lily Afshar, Guitar
Mojgan Shajarian, Vocalist

Audience Advisory:
All ticket holders must wear a mask AND provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test taken within 48 hours or antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance). Home tests will not be accepted. Guests over the age of 18 must also bring photo ID. Learn more.