Rumi Symphony Project
RUMI SYMPHONY PROJECT
SUNDAY, October 28 - Orpheum Theatre
Featuring Iran's Legendary Sufi Singer
and his son HAFEZ NAZERI
The 9-person Rumi Symphony Project have just completed successful concerts in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa for their Canadian Tour, ending in Vancouver this coming Sunday.
Shahram Nazeri is one of Iran's most beloved singers and his son Hafez is among Iran's most influential and admired young composers.
The musicians joining them are an impressive bunch and include Kurdish percussionist Hussein Zahawy on daf, who was featured on the Kingdom of Heaven soundtrack; Farhad Safari, on innovative new percussion; cellist Felix Fan, who has worked with Yo-Yo Ma and Philip Glass; violinist Conrad Harris who champions new music as a member of FLUX Quartet; and violist Liuh-Wen Ting, who has collaborated with the Manhattan String Quartet. Russian-born soprano Maria Sokolovsky and mezzo-soprano Anna Yelizarova also join. Maria has enjoyed a prolific career in classical, jazz and world music, while Anna has performed over 25 opera roles around the world. They embody the cultural bridge Nazeri hopes to build with the Rumi Symphony project.