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Sat Apr 20 2013, 8:30pm

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall , 1 Esplanade Drive, Marina Bay, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $35.00
  • Additional fees may apply

For over a millennia, classical Persian poetry and music has grown and flourished together. It is a combined tradition that can trace its roots to the great civilizations of Central Asia, Bukhara and Samarkand. Its songs have been composed by beggars and kings, by hedonists and saints.

Through metaphor and symbolism, Persian poetry is a study of the human condition and of man's search for meaning through the divine. The lyric musings of exalted poets such as Attar and Rumi chart this journey and the fulfilment man feels when he is greeted by divine love.

Explore this rich heritage with Hamid Reza Nourbakhsh, acclaimed vocalist and disciple of the renowned Mohammad Reza Shajarian. Known for his impeccable technique, powerful tone and the emotional nuance he brings to his performances, Hamid Reza Nourbakhsh will keep you spellbound by the intriguing connections he makes to link music and verse, poem with poem.

Set to classical Persian music, the performance of Persian poetry is at once, both thrilling and deeply moving. Catch the intricate nuances and striking contrasts that emerge as the musicians pass from one combination of melody and rhythm to another, in accompanying each verse sung. Imbued with a sense of tradition and continuity, Of Divine Love is your chance to drink deep of Persian poetry and music at its finest.