Nazeri, Alizadeh plan concert
Acclaimed Iranian vocalist Shahram Nazeri, accompanied by tar virtuoso Hussien Alizadeh will perform a concert in Paris.
The performance, scheduled for March 27, include improvisations and traditional Persian music.
Nazeri is a contemporary Iranian tenor of Kurdish ancestry who sings classical Persian music from Kermanshah. He is one of Iran’s most respected vocalists. He has been accompanied by some of the authorities of Persian traditional music such as Jalil Shahnaz, Alizadeh, and Jalal Zolfonoun.
He was the first vocalist to set Rumi’s poetry to Iranian music 35 years ago, thus establishing a tradition of Sufi music within both Iranian classical music and his music was instrumental in introducing Western musical audiences to both Sufism and to the poetry of Rumi. The New York Times has dubbed him the Persian Nightingale and the Christian Science Monitor has called him Iran’s Pavarotti.