Persian National Music Ensemble
This five-member ensemble from Baltimore recites Rumi's poetry in English, tells famous stories about the mystic-poet, and then performs his poems in Persian, accompanied by santur (hammered dulcimer), tar (lute), violin, and percussion. Director and composer Ahmad Borhani taught music at Ferdowsi University in Iran and is a specialist on the life and poetry of Rumi.
Part of Rumi at 800, a day of music, poetry, special tours, and Persian and Turkish food celebrating the eight-hundredth anniversary of the birth of the poet and mystic Mevlana Jalal-ad-Din Rumi.
October 27, 2007 (Saturday) 3:30 P.M., Meyer Auditorium