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News | Published: Fri 24 Sep 2010

ImageDiscover Persian music at the Fitzwilliam with special evening concerts

Set in the atmospheric surroundings of the Museum's galleries, these evening performances on 2 October, 4 November and 11 December will present both traditional and contemporary Iranian music celebrating the influence of the Shahnameh literary epic upon Persian art and culture:

The Naghmeh Ensemble with vocalist Jamshid Rezaie
Sat 2 October 2010, 18:30
Two stories from Ferdowsi's Shahnameh told in traditional Iranian musical forms

Abbas Bakhtiar, Arash Moradi and Mohamad Merati
Thu 4 November 2010, 18:30
A flamboyant performance of Iranian song and music played on traditional instruments

Tara Kamangar, Piano
Sat 11 December 2010, 18:30
A concert of compositions for piano inspired by the Shahnameh, complemented by pieces by Chopin and Rachmaninoff

Tickets are £12 (£10 concessions), and can be booked through Cambridge City Centre Box Office, Wheeler Street on 01223 357851.

  • More information on the range of workshops, talks and performances for all ages linked to the exhibition