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Violin Ceremony Will Honor Abolhassan Saba

Violin Ceremony Will  Honor Abolhassan SabaViolin Ceremony Will  Honor Abolhassan Saba

The first edition of the Iranian Violin Ceremony will be held on December 22 at Azadi Tower Auditorium in Tehran.

The ceremony is in form of a concert organized by Nam Music Academy in collaboration with Ahang-Parsian, a cultural company in Tehran active in music production and distribution. It will honor the memory of renowned composer, violinist and setar player Abolhassan Saba (1902-1957).

According to Honaronline, pop violinist Meysam Marvasti, 36, is the director of the program. Over 10 music ensembles will participate. Group and solo performances of violin and viola in various styles and genres are planned for the event.

Marvasti will perform on stage along with other renowned musicians including composer and conductor Farhad Fakhreddini, 78; composer, violinist, oud player and vocalist Arsalan Kamkar, 57; and violinists Pedram Faryousefi, Rouzbeh Kalantar, Ali Salehi, Amin Ghaffari, Niloufar Mohebbi and Atena Eshtiaqi.

Proceeds from the program will go to the quake-stricken children of Kermanshah Province. A 7.3 magnitude quake jolted Kermanshah in western Iran on November 12. It killed more than 500 people and left over 10,000 injured and homeless. Azadi Tower is located at the western end of Azadi Avenue. sells the tickets. The event can be watched online at

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