Source: Tehran Times
Four Iranian singers plan to go on stage next week to perform joint concerts, which have been organized to show Iranians' strong devotion the Persian Gulf. "The Persian Gulf Concerts are the voices of Iranians telling the neighboring countries that they are aware," one of the organizers Fariborz Safardust said in a press conference on Sunday.
Singers Nima Masiha, Salar Aqili, Hamid Khazaii, and Mani Rahnama (Left to right) attend a press conference for the Persian Gulf Concerts in Tehran on April 22, 2012.
(Photo by Mojtaba Heidari, Mehr News Agency)
Vocalists Nima Masiha, Hamid Khazaei, Mani Rahnama and Salar Aqili teamed up to perform a grand concert entitled "Persian Gulf" in Tehran's Milad Tower on May 2 and 3.
"The concert is the voice of the Iranian nation to alert the neighboring countries that we are aware," Safardust mentioned in a press conference at the Milad Tower on Sunday.
Composed by the Tehran Academic Orchestra, the musical pieces on the program of the concert will be performed according the principles of our national music, Safardust added.
Traditional music vocalist Salar Aqili will start the concert followed by other vocalists who will perform other pieces. The celebrated piece "O, Iran" will be performed by four vocalists, one of the Milad Tower's officials, Hadi Biazar, mentioned at the press conference.
A total of 80 instrumentalists and a 20-member choral will accompany the vocalists during the concerts, he mentioned.
The concerts were planned in winter 2012 and the rehearsals began a month ago, Salar Aqili mentioned at the conference.
He called the concert a new experience for him saying that he is happy to do something other than "routine work".
"Iranian people rarely listen to traditional music and I hope we can attract a large public audience with this concert," he added.
Pop singer Nima Masiha also explained about the performance. He said that he is happy that the performances are combination of traditional and pop music.
He said that he attended the performance since he is "Iranian" and he support performances in the name of Persian Gulf.
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