Ecstasy and the Persian Spirit

Ecstasy and the Persian Spirit

Join us for a special evening of poetry and music. Poets Majid Naficy, Bernard Radfar, and Niloufar Talebi will read from contemporary and classical poems in both Persian and in the ancient language of Aramaic, with English translations. The readings will be accompanied by traditional Persian music performed by Sahba Motallebi on tar and setar, Mehdi Bagheri on kamancheh, tonbak, and setar, and Bobak Salehi on setar, violin, and Spanish guitar. A traditional Persian tea will be served following the program.

In conjunction with Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews at the Fowler Museum at UCLA.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets for assigned seating in the Billy Wilder Theater are required and available at the Box Office one hour before each program. Early arrival is recommended. Tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis. 

As a benefit for their support, members enjoy priority ticketing and seat selection, subject to availability.

Parking is available under the museum for a flat fee of $3 after 6PM. 

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, the Simms/Mann Family Foundation, The Brotman Foundation of California, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and all Hammer members.