Iranian music elites visit Kordestan

September 5, 2018

TEHRAN – A number of prominent musicians are paying a visit to Kordestan Province in western Iran to study the music potentials of the province.

The visiting program has been arranged by the Kordestan branch of the Art Bureau, the organizers of the tour announced on Wednesday.

The musicians are Farhad Fakhreddini, the former conductor of the National Orchestra, composer Hushang Kamkar, Music House director Hamidreza Nurbakhsh, and top musicians Mohammad Sarir and Hassan Riahi.

They held meetings with members of the Kordestan Philharmonic Orchestra and several other ensembles at the beginning of their trip on Wednesday.

The musicians are also due to visit several historical sites in Sanandaj and workshops for instrument making.

The group will also visit several music schools in the city during the two-day visit on Thursday. They are seeking ways to help develop the artistic activities of the region.

Photo: The Kordestan Philharmonic Orchestra performs during the Fajr Music Festival in Tehran in 2015. (Musicema/Sara Abdollahi)

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