Tehran Hosts Iran-Italy Joint Orchestra Performance
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Iranian capital of Tehran hosted a joint Orchestra performance of Iran and Italy.
The well-known Italian conductor, Maestro Riccardo Muti, conducted the performance at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on Thursday.
Speaking at the joint concert by the Giovanile Luigi Cherubini Orchestra and the Tehran Symphony Orchestra, Muti praised Iranian musicians.
“I want to thank everyone who helped us over the past few days to perform this concert,” he said.
“I’m very glad to collaborate with the Iranian musicians in performing pieces by the Italian composer [Giuseppe Verdi] and I’m very impressed by the performance,” he added.
“Since Iran and Italy enjoy rich ancient civilizations, we can use music to bridge between the two civilizations,” he noted.
A large number officials and diplomats attended the concert, Tehran Times reported.
Meantime, Tehran Symphony Orchestra conductor Shahrdad Rohani, who invited Muti said that “Muti’s visit to Tehran was extremely valuable for us….”
The orchestras also performed the national anthems of Iran and Italy at the beginning of the concert. Rohani called it the best performance of Iran’s national anthem that he has ever heard.