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12/14/08

Foreign Music Bands Holding Master classes at University of Tehran

Tehran Times Art Desk

TEHRAN -- The University of Tehran is playing host to performances, master classes and workshops by international participants of the 24th Fajr International Music Festival now underway in Tehran.

The program is arranged by the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Tehran and the festival's organizers.

The Tarhana Ensemble of Turkey, Romania, and the Netherlands along with several Iranian students of music gave their performance on Thursday followed by a question and answer panel.

On Sunday December 14, musician J. Leertouwer from the Netherlands will hold a master class on Baroque music for Chorus and Orchestra. Afterwards, the Dutch musician will give a performance at the Avini Hall of the university.

The musicians from Estonia will give a performance on Monday. Musician Kristi Mühling will introduce the musical instrument called the kantele.

The kantele is a Finnish traditional plucked string instrument that is related to the Russian gusli, the Latvian kokle, and the Estonian kannel.

Several Iranian musicians will also hold a master class on the flute on Tuesday. There will also be a flute and piano duet performance afterwards.

The Austrian musicians are scheduled to give a performance on Thursday.

The 24th Fajr festival opened on December 9 at several different concert halls and cultural centers in Tehran and Shiraz and will continue through December 12 in Shiraz and December 16 in Tehran.

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