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Hussein Dehlavi to Be Honored at Arasbaran

Hussein Dehlavi to Be Honored at ArasbaranHussein Dehlavi to Be Honored at Arasbaran

Iranian master musician, composer and conductor Hussein Dehlavi, 88, will be honored on Thursday, January 5, at Tehran’s Arasbaran Cultural Center.

The center, located on Jolfa Street, has organized a ceremony to commemorate Dehlavi’s five decades of contribution to Iranian music, Honaronline reported.

At the event, Dehlavi’s wife, Soussan Aslani, 54, a composer and santur player, will lead the traditional music ensemble of Khojasteh to perform a number of her compositions. Together with Persian vocalist Afsaneh Rasaee, 62, Aslani founded the ensemble in 1985.

The repertoire will be in ‘Shur’ dastgah (modal system in traditional Iranian music). In addition to the live performance,  video clips about the life and works of Dehlavi will be screened.

Dehlavi’s works include several pieces for Iranian instruments and orchestra, voice and orchestra, choir and orchestra, and three operas. As his contribution to the International Year of the Child (1979), he wrote an opera for children called ‘Mana and Mani’.

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