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Annual Fajr Music Festival Slated for January 10-20

Over 90 performances by domestic and foreign musicians are scheduled to be staged at six venues across Tehran
Iran’s National Orchestra conducted by Fereydoun Shahbazian (L), and Tehran Symphony Orchestra by Shahrdad Rouhani are among participating ensembles Iran’s National Orchestra conducted by Fereydoun Shahbazian (L), and Tehran Symphony Orchestra by Shahrdad Rouhani are among participating ensembles

The 33rd edition of the Fajr International Music Festival, Iran’s most prestigious music event, will be held in Tehran from January 10-20, 2018.

According to the website of the event, fajrmusicfestival.com, 90 performances are scheduled at six venues across Tehran, namely Azadi and Milad towers, Niavaran Cultural Center, Iranian Hall, Roudaki Hall and Vahdat Hall, where the closing ceremony will be held.

Like the previous edition, musician and traditional vocalist Hamid-Reza Nourbakhsh is the director of the festival.

Iran’s National Orchestra conducted by Fereydoun Shahbazian, 74, and Tehran Symphony Orchestra conducted by Shahrdad Rouhani, 62, are among participating ensembles.

Nilper Orchestra, Pars Orchestra, Austrian-Iranian Symphonic Orchestra (AISO), Tehran Flute Choir, Mehr Orchestra, Iran Chamber Orchestra and Tehran Wind Orchestra are among the groups that will attend.

Most of the orchestral performances will take place at Vahdat and Roudaki halls, both located on Shahryar Blvd, Hafez Street, south of Enqelab Avenue.  

Contemporary Santur Ensemble led by famous composer, santur player and music arranger Ardavan Kamkar, 49, are among the major bands at the event. Other Iranian groups include the folk bands Rastak, Lian and Dilmun, Amin Ghaffari’s ensemble, the pop band Puzzle and the fusion band Damahi.

Among the celebrated singers, Mehdi Yarahi, Hamed Homayoun, Mohammad Alizadeh, Xaniar and Sirvan Khosravi, Behnam Bani, Alireza Talischi, Omid Hajili and Ali Zand-Vakili will perform at the annual national event.

Ethnic music performances will represent Mazandaran, Gilan, Bushehr, Lorestan, East Azarbaijan and West Azarbaijan, Kurdistan and Golestan provinces.

Foreign participants at the 33rd Fajr International Music Festival are from Turkey, Portugal, Afghanistan, France, Italy, India, Mongolia, Serbia, Austria, Senegal, Slovenia, Germany, Japan and Spain.

Tickets to the festival’s performances are available at www.Iranconcert.com and www.3670.ir.

 

 

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