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Apr 23 Tue

David’s Reed: A Tribute to Morteza Neydavoud

Royce Hall 314

This program of lectures and concert honors the musical contributions of Morteza Neydavoud (1900-1990), an Iranian Jewish composer who was a pivotal figure in the development of Iranian music in the first half of the twentieth century. His long list of famous compositions includes the song Morgh-e Sahar (The Bird of Aurora), which is still a central piece in the repertoire of Iranian traditional urban music. Among his well-known students was the legendary singer, Qamar-ol-Moluk Vaziri (1905-1959), who is an unparalleled Iranian female singer.

The event will feature presentations by scholars who will set the context for Neydavoud’s life and delve more deeply into his work. It will culminate in a concert of his music, followed by a kosher for Passover reception. We are proud to announce that several members of the extended family of Morteza Neydavoud will be present at this event.

This event is made possible by the Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. It is co-sponsored by UCLA Iranian Studies.

Register in advance for this event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.


This event is FREE! Let us know you’ll be coming by RSVP.


Parking at UCLA is $12. Parking in lots 2, 4 or 5 are recommended for events in Royce Hall 314. Learn more about campus parking.



A kosher for Passover reception will be part of this program.


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