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Tjeknavorian conducts Armenian orchestra in "Messenger" symphony

TEHRAN, Jan. 5 (Mehr News Agency) -- Iranian musician Loris Tjeknavorian conducted an Armenian orchestra in a performance of "The Messenger of Love and Hope" symphony in honor of the Prophet Muhammad at Tehran's Vahdat Hall on January 4 in one of the programs of the 22nd Fajr International Music Festival.

Composed by Seyyed Mehdi Shojaii, the symphony features various stages of the Prophet's life from Mecca Conquest, Hajjat al-Wadaa (the Holy Prophet's Farewell Pilgrimage), and his demise and also describes Ashura and the appearance of Imam Mahdi.

The symphony is comprised of George Frideric Handel's "Hallelujah", Johann Sebastian Bach and Charles François Gounod's "Ave Maria", Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Lacrimosa", Tjeknavorian's "Birth of the Prophet Muhammad", Farhad Fakhreddini's "Imam Ali", and several other pieces.

The orchestra is scheduled to give a reprise performance tonight.

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