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Tehran Orchestra bringing message of peace to the world

TEHRAN, July 18 (Mehr News Agency) -- Osnabruck Orient Festival director Michael Dreyer believes that the Tehran Symphony Orchestra will carry Iran's message of peace and friendship to the world.

The Tehran Symphony Orchestra conducted by Nader Mashayekhi is to give performances at the Osnabruck Orient Festival in late August, the student news agency ISNA reported on Tuesday.

Dreyer expressed hope that the performances would be the beginning of long-term cooperation between the two countries.

He said that the Tehran Orchestra can help show a different image of Iran to German people, in contrast to the image of the country generally depicted in the West over the past few years.

The people of Osnabruck are eagerly awaiting the performances of the Tehran Orchestra, he added.

According to Dreyer, German people will be able to listen to the performances on the radio.

The Osnabruck Festival director, who participated in last year's Fajr Music Festival in Tehran, believes that there are many good musicians in Iran, though there are not enough facilities for them.

He said that he knows vocalist Mohammadreza Shajarian and tar player Hossein Alizadeh and believes that Salar Aqili is a one of Iran's most talented young vocalists.

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