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. Assigned seating is available in the Billy Wilder Theater. Free tickets are required and available at the Box Office, one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Members enjoy priority seating and seat selection, subject to availability. Membership does not guarantee seating. Arrival at least one half hour prior to program time is recommended.
Parking is available under the museum for a flat fee of $3 after 6PM.
Public programs are made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA. Generous support is also provided by Hammer Members; Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy; Bronya and Andrew Galef; Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley; and an anonymous donor.