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News number: 8912020466

14:51 | 2011-02-21

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26th Fajr Int'l Music Festival to Start Work in Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- The 26th edition of Fajr International Music Festival is scheduled to kick off work here in Tehran and five other major cities across Iran on Monday with foreign orchestras and ensembles to perform various musical pieces.



The annual event will open on February 21, 2011, in the Iranian capital as well as Shiraz, Bushehr, Gorgan, Karaj and Zanjan.

Tehran's Vahdat Hall will host solo performances by Iranian maestros during the opening ceremonies.

Darkoub, an Iranian group conducted by Homayoun Nasiri, will also perform in Tehran's Milad Tower on the first day of the festival.

The Niavaran Cultural and Historical Complex will present a female ensemble led by Iran's Soheila Pourgerami, while the Iranian group Khonya led by Ali-Reza Vakilimanesh will perform at Tehran's City Theater.

Six international groups will also participate in this year's festival which will run until February 27, 2011.

The Azerbaijan National Symphony Orchestra will perform at Tehran's Andisheh Hall on February 22, while the capital's Roudaki Hall will host Armenia's Komitas group performing classical music pieces composed by Iranian-Armenian musician Loris Tjeknavorian.

Music-lovers can also enjoy performances by groups from the Netherlands, Slovakia and Greece.

Panel discussion sessions will be held on the sidelines of the festival, presenting articles and research papers about music.

Iran's Fajr International Music Festival is part of the country's cultural programs held every year to commemorate the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.