The album "The Symphony of Cyrus the Great" composed and conducted by Loris Tjeknavorian, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and Weiss Orchestra, recorded in 2017, will be distributed today, 27 May.
Sareh Bayat is the first female star to join the cast of the movie “Idée Asli” [Main Idea] which will be shot in Spain, Germany, and Canada. The movie is to be directed by Azita Moguyi. Sareh Bayat has won best actress awards for “A Separation” by Asghar Farhadi, including the Berlinale Silver Bear and the 29th Fajr Film Festival Best Supporting Actress Award in Iran.
Tehran is always a welcoming city for hosting global art. These days, a number of galleries are holding expos of art from elsewhere around town. Some of these galleries are AG, Shirin, and Ab-Anbar among others.
Mehrdad Oskuei has been appointed to head the Jury at the Krakow Film Festival in Poland. Oskuei is an Iranian documentary producer and scriptwriter who will be heading the jury in the short film competition section at the Festival in Poland. Other jury members are Michael Brook and Lydia Bailey from the UK, Matteo Gariglio from Switzerland, and Mariusz Wilczynski from Poland.
A Hafiz Centre is scheduled to be inaugurated in Peshawar, Pakistan. The Head of the Iran Cultural Center in Peshawar and the President of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University have reached an agreement to set up a “Hafiz Gosha” for Hafiz studies at the University.
The album “Bazgasht be royapardazi” [Back to dreaming] is a joint work by Mohammad Shabani (percussion) and Armin Morshed (composer and guitar player) which has been released in Iran. It will also be released in the US in digital format.
Iran will attend Seoul and Georgia Book Fairs in May. Amir Shahramnia, the CEO of Iran Cultural Fairs Institute, said: “Iran participates in the Tbilisi Book Fair in Georgia from 25 to 28 May. In a recent visit with Georgia's cultural advisor, it was decided to create an atmosphere suitable for holding the Iranian booth at the fair. Of course, Iran Cultural Fairs Institute does not directly participate in the fair and does not send a delegate. However, required coordination has been carried out in this regard with the Iran Cultural Advisory Office in Tbilisi.”
As an accredited international filmmaker, Asghar Farhadi will be one of the participants at the Portugal Film Festival to hold a master class. The New Directors/New Movies Festival in Espinho, Portugal is taking place as per usual parallel to the Training Ground event for young filmmakers.
Short film Are you volleyball?! is the winner of the BCN Sports Film Festival 2018. The 9th edition of the BCN was held at the Juan Antonio Samaranch Stadium. Best Short Film was awarded to Are you volleyball?! directed by Iranian Mohammad Bakhshi.
The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.
In an interview with Persia Digest, Adib-Moghaddam said: It is imperative that Iran gets even closer to the EU, not least to keep the communication with Washington going, and to minimize misperceptions.
The German Schiller Group Concert is taking place in Tehran for the first time.
Christopher von Deylen, will be traveling to Tehran with his Group for the first time in mid-December to stage a concert at the Hall of the Ministry of the Interior over two nights on 11-12 December, at 21h30.
Iranian Prime Minister, Javad Zarif, has posted a tweet addressed to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI): “There are at least 80 nuclear warheads stationed in the Middle East. None are in Iran; rather, they're at the fingertips of a warmonger who howls incessantly about fabricated Iranian “ambitions”. Time for an overdue debate on the real threat to the region & beyond.”
In a telephone conversation with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Monday, President Hassan Rouhani expressed hope that Tehran and Doha can make the best of the many capacities they have to promote trade between the two countries.
Some time ago, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu sent a video message about the water crisis in Iran, saying: “Israel has the knowledge to stop an environmental crisis in Iran and I want to share this with the people of Iran.” He pointed to the launch of a website and a telegram channel in Persian to fight the water crisis in Iran, and stated: “Israel is with the Iranian people and I want to save the lives of many of them.”
Bloomberg reports that Iran says Venezuela and Iraq will join it in blocking a proposal to increase oil production that’s backed by Saudi Arabia and Russia when OPEC and its allies meet in Vienna this week.