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Fakhreddini to Present 50 Years of Music Career at Vahdat Hall

Fakhreddini: I’m coming on the stage after a hiatus of several years, and I look forward to seeing art enthusiasts at Vahdat Hall
Fakhreddini to Present 50 Years  of Music Career at Vahdat HallFakhreddini to Present 50 Years  of Music Career at Vahdat Hall

Veteran composer and conductor Farhad Fakhreddini will conduct an orchestra early next month at Vahdat Hall in Tehran.

Fakhreddini, 79, will conduct Farhang-o-Honar (culture and art) Orchestra on August 2-3. The orchestra is a group of classical and traditional instrumentalists affiliated to Farhang-o-Honar 46, a vocational institute of higher education of the Culture Ministry.

“I hope the concerts will be satisfactory. I’m coming on the stage after a hiatus of several years, and I look forward to seeing art enthusiasts at Vahdat Hall,” the website of Young Journalists Club quoted Fakhreddini as saying.

“The orchestra is now focused on rehearsing. What will be presented is the result of my 50-year music career,” the master musician said.

About Farhang-o-Honar Orchestra, Fakhreddini said that it is regularly conducted by Shahram Tavakoli and Ali-Akbar Qorbani.

“My good friends Qorbani and Tavakoli invited me to conduct the orchestra for the upcoming event,” Fakhreddini said. “The first piece of the repertoire is “Homayoun Suite” which I composed 50 years ago. The second piece will be “For My Daughter.” I composed it in the memory of my daughter whom I lost a long time back. It is based on a poem by (contemporary Persian poet) Fereydoun Moshiri (1926-2000) who wrote it for his own daughter Bahar. I composed the piece in 1974.”

“Mowj” (tide or wave) and “Eshtiaq” (enthusiasm) are other pieces of the repertoire based on Moshiri’s poetry. Also included is “Dard-e Gong” (mute pain), a composition on the basis of and named after a poem by another eminent Persian poet, Houshang Ebtehaj, 90.

The orchestra will perform suites of “Avicenna” and “Sabalan” (a symbolic mountain in Ardebil Province). It will also perform “Persian Gulf” and “Bahar Mishavad” (spring is coming).

“A Night With the Pride of Iran’s Music” is the title of the concerts. Traditional vocalists Vahid Taj, 34, and Mojtaba Asgari, 40, will sing at the two-day event.

Tickets to the concerts are available at Iranconcert.com. Vahdat Hall is located on Shahryar Blvd., Hafez Street, south of Enqelab Avenue. 

Fakhreddini founded the Iran National Orchestra in 1998. He was conductor of the orchestra until 2009, when he resigned. In 2005, he received the First Degree Art Certificate from the Culture Ministry.

 

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