Dec 8, IRNA - The 24th International Fajr Music Festival, featuring classic,
traditional, orchestral, pop and choral music, opened in Shiraz late Sunday.
The event will run until December 12.
A similar event will also be held in Tehran from December 9 to 17.
The selection committee of the international event has chosen 71 ensembles from 167 potential participants to take part in the national and international competition sections.
The international festival will host music
ensembles from Austria, Estonia, Japan, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Syria.
Affiliated to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the International Fajr Music Festival was founded in 1986.
The festival is the most prestigious festival of its kind in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
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