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Twelve Iranian Monuments to Host Musical Performances

Tehran, May 8 (CHN) - The Nations Music Orchestra headed by Peyman Sultani is to play classical and Iranian traditional music in 12 historical monuments of Iran, starting from the World Heritage Site of Persepolis.

Sultani primarily aimed to form an orchestra, entitled Persepolis, consisting of 120 musicians to play national and traditional music of Iran by means of traditional instruments from different regions of the country, however, his dream did not completely came true and he finally formed a seven-strong orchestra to get ready for work as soon as possible.

The Nations Orchestra is to have 12 performances in 12 historical monuments of Iran in one year. The World Heritage Site of Persepolis is the first monument to host the Orchestra for three nights in September. According to Sultani, each night 5000 people can attend the performances and to provide for a performance suiting the glory of Persepolis, the ticket prices have been set at around 35 dollars.

"The Iranian Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) has already bought half of the tickets to help the Orchestra with the expenses," explained Sultani.

The performance includes two parts of world classical music and traditional Iranian music and is to go to Chehelsotoun of Isfahan, Tous of Khorasan, Kavous Dome of Golestan, El Goli of Azarbaijan, Dolat Abad Garden of Yazd, Tchogha Zanbil of Khuzestan, Shazdeh Garden of Mahan, Hegmataneh of Hamedan, Takht-e Suleiman of Azarbaijan, and some other historical monuments of Iran. Each monument will have its own version of the performance which may be up to 30% different from the previous ones and include new exclusive pieces.

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