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"Iran Symphony" to be performed by Honar Academy of Culture

Tehran, Oct 11, IRNA-The Iranian composer of "Iran Symphony", Shahin Farhat, said in Tehran on Tuesday that Honar Academy of Culture is commissioned to perform the "Iran Symphony". The symphony represents the national glory, history and folk music, while old melodies have been included in the piece in a modern way. He told IRNA that the symphony has been written based on Iranian themes.

Shahin Farhat (photo: Mandegar

Not making any reference to the expected date the piece will be played , he said, "Following the successful performance of Persian Gulf and Damavand symphonies in Armenia, which was hailed warmly, I decided to repeat the concert on the domestic scene due to its purely Iranian themes."

The musician referred to the performance of the symphony in Iran as a privilege and expressed his constant interest in presenting his works on the domestic scene.

Farhat also pointed out that one of his musical pieces will be performed by Ali Rahbari in the near future.

Turning to the difficulties facing the performance of orchestral works in Iran, he said, "Lack of proper musical instruments and equipment as well as secondary facilities such as synchronous recording make the conductor of the orchestra unable to arrange the rhythms.

"Nowhere in the world are classical musical pieces played in such an order as to start with string instruments, proceed with recording percussion instruments and eventually mix the resulting tunes," concluded Farhat.

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