Navay Bahar: Persian Spring

Mark the arrival of spring and the ancient Persian New Year, Norooz, with singer Sara Hamidi and Mahbanoo Ensemble, directed by Maestro Majid Derakhshani.

The event is also a tribute to the female artists and in particular the female vocalists of Iran.

Established in 2010 by accomplished Iranian composer and instrumentalist Maestro Majid Derakhshani, Mahbanoo Ensemble soon became one of the most prominent ensembles in the Persian music scene.

The ensemble stopped performing and recording in 2015, making this performance a long-awaited reunion.


Mahbanoo Ensemble
Majid Derakhshani director, tar (6-string lute)
Sara Hamidi vocals
Hannah Saeidi qanun (zither)
Nazanin Ghanizadeh kamancheh (upright fiddle)
Zahra Ranjpour daf (frame drum)
Shiva Ahmadi Sepehr barbat (lute)
Hasti Farahi tar (6-string lute)
plus guest musician
Shaho Andalibi ney (reed-flute)

Dates & times

24 Mar 2019
Approximate run time: 135 mins
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    • Sun 24 March 2019
      • 7:45 pm


Purcell Room


£20 - £30
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Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)


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Age recommendation
For ages 6+