The 32nd Fajr International Music Festival came to end on Friday night with a big shock over the collapse of the Plasco Building in Tehran after a fierce fire in the 17-storey commercial center on Thursday.
New conductor Fereydoon Shahbazian gave his first performance with Iran’s National Orchestra and singer Alireza Eftekhari on the fourth night of the 32nd Fajr International Music Festival at Tehran’s Rudaki Hall on Monday.
Besides the local singers and bands, the international section of the festival also features musicians from Azerbaijan Republic, India, Lebanon, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy and Japan
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The artistic gift of the Persian people has produced a
staggering literary heritage, an exquisite tradition
of decorative arts and handicrafts, a superb legacy in
architecture, and a refined musical culture whose
influence is evidence as far away as Spain and Japan.