Sony Debut from
Sony Classical has announced a March 11th worldwide release for UNTOLD, the much-anticipated major label debut from acclaimed Iranian composer, vocalist and virtuoso instrumentalist, Hafez Nazeri. An innovative synthesis of Middle Eastern and Western elements, UNTOLD introduces Nazeri as one of modern music’s most exciting new visionaries.
Co-produced by Nazeri and David Frost, who was just awarded the Grammy for “Producer of the Year, Classical,” Untold is one of the first major releases celebrating the poetry and philosophy of the legendary 13th century Persian poet Rumi and his eternal message of peace, unity and love. This magnum opus features 38 Grammy Award winning musicians and engineers and took over four years and more than 5,000 studio hours in five countries to complete.
Untold is the first cycle of Hafez’s ongoing project, the Rumi Symphony Project, and consists of four distinct chapters which at their whole, orchestrate the epic of our universe. Hafez is joined in this recording by a profound array of guest artists: tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, Grammy-winning drummer Glen Velez, cellists Matt Haimovitz and Johannes Moser, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center violist Paul Neubauer, and the New York Choir.
One of the album’s many highlights are the vocals of Hafez Nazeri’s father, iconic Persian vocalist Shahram Nazeri, who was the first musician to incorporate Rumi’s poetry into song some forty years ago and who’s sold over seventy-five million recordings to date. The album’s liner notes features the poetry of Rumi as transcribed by best-selling author Deepak Chopra.
Hafez will be promoting the album with a North American tour that kicks off March 8 at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto.
Silk Road at Natural
During its golden age (AD 600 to 1200), the Silk Road opened up the world to new ideas and products. It stretched 4,600 miles through scorching desert sands and freezing snowy mountain passes, from eastern China through Central Asia to the Middle East. But along the way, travelers stopped in cities that, at the time, were the most tolerant and advanced places on Earth. Now those cities come alive in the exhibit Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World.
As smells of spice and music from ancient Chinese instruments fill the air, visitors explore bazaars filled with gems and crafts; a silk-making workshop with live silkworms; ancient scrolls filled with the secrets of technology and religion beliefs; the inside of a long-ago cargo ship; and astronomy tools that helped mariners navigate the seas.
Through April 13, 2014. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. 900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007 Phone: (213) 763-DINO. Open seven days a week, 9:30 am – 5 pm.
Los Angeles Attorney Reza Torkzadeh Selected to
SuperLawyers 2014 List
Los Angeles, CA –Reza Torkzadeh, of The Torkzadeh Law Firm (TorkLaw), has been selected on the 2014 California Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than 5% of lawyers in the state are selected for the award.
“I am truly honored to have been selected for the Super Lawyers list this year. Moving up from the Rising Star list is an accomplishment that I am proud of,” said Torkzadeh, whose firm is exclusively dedicated to representing victims of accidents or dangerous products.
“Since opening our firm’s doors, TorkLaw has achieved many great goals and this is yet another one to add to our wall. I believe that the Super Lawyers award is recognition of the dedication and commitment we make to our clients. Their successes inside and outside the courtroom directly translates into our success as a law firm. Our team of attorneys is second to none and I am very proud of them,” said Torkzadeh.
Prior to being selected on the 2014 California Super Lawyers list, Torkzadeh was named on the Super Lawyers Rising Stars every year from 2010 – 2013 – an honor given to no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in California.
With offices in California and Illinois, The Torkzadeh Law Firm (TorkLaw) handles a wide range of personal injury cases throughout the year including nationwide mass-tort claims related to defective products. For more information please visit www.torklaw.com