Nowruz: A Persian New Year Celebration

Freer | Sackler Newsletter
Nowruz 2014
Nowruz: A Persian New Year Celebration
Saturday, March 8
11 am–5 pm
Freer, Sackler, and Ripley CenterDance, play, and feast your way into the Persian New Year at the Freer and Sackler Galleries. The museums’ sixth annual Nowruz celebration features free attractions for all ages, from Haft Sin table displays, “fire” jumping, chess and backgammon, and lively stories told by Xanthe Gresham, to a performance by the Nomad Dancers, an evening music concert, traditional Persian food, hands-on activities (calligraphy, coloring, collage, and face painting), and more! This annual event is made possible by a generous grant from Jahangir and Eleanor Amuzegar. For a full schedule, visit View photos of our 2013 celebration.
Cartoons from Iran
11 am–3 pm
Freer, Meyer Auditorium
Watch a selection of beautiful, charming, and amusing animated films from Iran.
Music of Reza Vali: Carpe Diem Quartet*
Guest artist, Dariush Saghafi, santur
7:30 pm
Freer, Meyer Auditorium
Pre-concert tour, Iran in the Near East, 6:45 pm
Hear the Carpe Diem Quartet perform Iranian American composer Reza Vali’s Calligraphy no. 12, for santurand strings, along with his latest set of Folk Songs.

Courtesy : Behram Pastakia


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