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Tehran Philharmonic to Perform at Vahdat

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Tehran Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a repertoire of classical pieces on May 24-26 at Vahdat Hall in Tehran.

The concert will be staged in collaboration with acclaimed violinist Pedram Faryousefi, 35, and Italian cellist and composer Alessio Pianelli, 28. Both artists will appear as soloists, according to Arash Gouran, art director and conductor of the orchestra.

The concert will start with the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, a set of four compositions written by Argentine composer, arranger and bandoneon player Astor Piazzolla, 71, ISNA reported.

The featured music is a 1998 rearrangement of Russian composer Leonid Desyatnikov, 62. The new arrangement is a mix of Piazzolla and Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), the Italian Baroque composer famous for the original series of violin concertos known as the Four Seasons.

In Desyatnikov’s edition, each of the four pieces is converted into a 3-section piece, and rearranged for solo violin and string orchestra.

In each piece, Desyatnikov included several quotations from the original Vivaldi work but due to the seasons being inverted between Italy in northern hemisphere and Argentina in southern, he added elements of Vivaldi’s Winter to Piazzolla’s Summer.

The second part of the concert is dedicated to ‘Symphony for String Orchestra,’ written by prominent Azerbaijani composer Fikret Amirov (1922-1984).

Amirov composed the symphony in 1947 to commemorate Persian poet Nizami Ganjavi (1141-1209). Both the composer and the poet were born in Ganja which is now Azerbaijan Republic’s second largest city after the capital Baku.

Gouran said the concert “is sponsored by music enthusiasts and through sale of tickets.”

Vahdat Hall is located on Shahryar Blvd., Hafez St., south of Enqelab Ave.

 

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