Farhang Foundation Celebrating Nowruz; Iranian New Year at LACMA

Sponsored by the Farhang Foundation; FREE to the public!

Sunday, March 14, 2010
11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Join us to celebrate NOWRUZ, the festival of world renewal, featuring a special display of “Haft-Sîn”, a major tradition of Nowruz, along with “Saaz & Dohol” musicians, traditional Persian dancers and more.

Program Highlights:

11:30 to 3:30
Story Reading for youth from the “Shahnameh” and Persian Calligraphy
LOCATION: Director’s Roundtable Garden

12:30 to 1:45 p.m.
Farhang Foundation Awards Presentations; Heritage, Short Film Festival and Lifetime Achievement
Premiere of THE PERSIAN RITE OF SPRING by The Translation Project’s NILOUFAR TALEBI
THE PERSIAN RITE OF SPRING is a multimedia show about the history, mythology, poetry, folklore and celebrations of Nowruz, featuring the music of composer Bobak Salehi.

LOCATION: Leo S. Bing Theater
Limited Seating (450). FREE tickets are available for this program, at the LACMA box office, starting at 11 a.m. One ticket per guest.

3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Musical Performance by HAMED NIKPAY ENSEMBLE
Featuring some of the most talented world musicians, performing a fusion of Persian melodies written by HAMED NIKPAY with flamenco beats.

LOCATION: L.A. Times Central Courtyard**
Programs taking place in this area don’t require a ticket.

At Farhang, our mission is to celebrate and to promote the study and research of Iranian art, culture and history for the benefit of the community at large; we hope that you will join us in this effort and support this program.

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