(Persia digest)- The Tehran Symphony Orchestra, with over 80 years of history, is scheduled to have a tour of Turkey with the presence of world-famous musicians and is going through a busy time practicing for its new performances these days.
Ali Rahbari, who has conducted the orchestra since 1993, is proud to announce new performances with prominent musicians from around the world.
The Symphony Orchestra will be playing in Turkey on 5 October for a special opening ceremony of the new music season. It will perform the Serenade for Strings by Tchaikovsky, and Romeo and Juliet and the Bolero by Maurice Ravel. On Friday 22 December, a flute concerto, a piece by Aram Khachaturian, and Petrushka by Igor Stravinsky with the performance of famous Austrian soloist Martin Kofler will be played for the audience.
On 26 January 2018, the program will include violin concerto no 1 by Sergei Prokofiev, and symphony no 7 by Antonin Dvorak with the performance of South Korean soloist Su-yong Yu, winner of several international competitions. The program for 2 March includes a concerto for the horn and string orchestra by Franz Joseph Haydn and Richard Georg Strauss, and symphony no 3 by Johannes Brahms will be played with the performance of world renowned horn soloist and award winner Radovan Vlatkovic.
The program for 11-12 January 2018 for the Tehran Symphony Orchestra includes performances in Bratislava with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and pieces from Aram Khachaturian, and Symphonie fantastique by Berlioz with the performance of young Austrian-Korean musician and award winner Yon Ha Kim.
The last day of the tour will be on 22 February in Izmir-Turkey and includes a master class for conducting a symphony orchestra.
The Tehran Symphony Orchestra is Iran’s largest and oldest symphony orchestra. It began work in 1933 with Gholam-Hossein Minbashian. It was initially called the ‘Baladieh’ and consisted of forty musicians. It gave its first concert in September 1934 in Homa movie theater to commemorate Ferdowsi’s millennium.