Conductor satisfied with Iranian orchestra’s performance at Shanghai festival

May 23, 2016

TEHRAN – Iranian conductor Nasir Heidarian has expressed satisfaction over his orchestra’s performance during the closing ceremony of the 33rd Shanghai Spring International Music Festival on May 18.

“We gave a good performance and all the musicians in the orchestra played with all their energy; I feel satisfied with their work,” Heidarian told the Persian service of ISNA on Sunday.

Heidarian conducted the orchestra composed of musicians from the Tehran Symphony Orchestra and Iran’s National Orchestra, which performed a selection of world classical music at the festival including Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9.

The orchestra also performed compositions from Iran’s national music under the baton of maestro Farhad Fakhreddini.

Iran replaced the Tehran Symphony Orchestra for the closing ceremony of the Shanghai Spring International Music Festival on May 18 after conductor Ali Rahbari resigned in late April.

The concert was originally scheduled to be performed by the Tehran Symphony Orchestra, but Iran had to replace the orchestra due to conductor Ali Rahbari’s resignation.

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