The Musical Art of Ostad Elahi 

Hosted by New York Public Radio’s John Schaefer,  the sold-out event began with a debut documentary film screening on the life and music of Ostad Elahi. The film screening was followed by a panel discussion with Leili Anvar, Professor of Persian Language and Literature; Daniel Levitin, neuroscientist, musician, and bestselling author; and Theodore Levin, Arthur R. Virgin Professor of Music at Dartmouth College. Moderated by John Schaefer, the panel engaged in a lively and insightful discussion on the origin, evolution, and impact of Ostad Elahi’s musical art.


  • Saturday, April 6, 2019
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium