Fajr Music Festival kicks off 

January 10, 2018 - 18:44

TEHRAN – The 33rd Fajr Music Festival opened with 10 different performances in several venues across the capital Tehran on Wednesday.

On the first night, Vahdat Hall hosted the festival revelers who watched performances by the Chakavak Orchestra and vocalist Abdolhossein Mokhtabad with his Nobang Ensemble.

Nima Ensemble from Mazandaran Province and Jee Ensemble from Kordestan Province gave their performances at Azadi Tower. 

Milad Tower also played host to young singer Ali Zand-Vakili who redid some of his hits. 

The Wild Strings Trio, one of the most unusual musical groups in Slovenia, Mahyar Tarihi from Iran and Austrian pianist Michael Kahr gave their performances at the Niavaran Cultural Center.

A number of musicians and bands from around the world are scheduled to perform during the festival running until January 20.

French drummer Manu Katché, Italian musicians Francesco Cafiso and Luca Ciarla, Portuguese singer Ricardo Ribeiro and Indian sitar player Shahid Parvez Khan are among the musicians.

Klenke Quartet from Germany, Renaissance Ensemble from Serbia, Egschiglen from Mongolia and Trio Chausson from France are also attending the festival.

In addition, experts from Germany, Austria, Poland and Iran will hold a number of workshops arranged on the sidelines of the festival. 

The workshops will take place at the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Cultural Institute (ECI) in Tehran.

Photo: A poster for 33rd Fajr Music Festival.

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