Acclaimed Shahrdad Rohani to conduct orchestra in Tehran

TEHRAN, Jan. 10 (MNA) – Highly-praised and world-renowned Iranian music conductor Shahrdad Rohani will visit Tehran in upcoming days to perform a two-day concert in January.

Rohani’s producer and publisher Hamid Esfandiari told Mehr News that the concert will take place on Jan. 22 and 23 with prominent musicians from Tehran Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Shahrdad Rohani.

According to Esfandiari, the concert is comprised of two sections; in the first part, an orchestra comprising 45 musicians will perform with string instruments, and in the second part an orchestra of 60 musicians will perform the film soundtracks composed by Shahrdad Rohani.

While assuring that the audience will enjoy a high-quality concert, Esfandiari announced that Rohani is scheduled to arrive in Tehran in the next few days. Rohani will also attend a press conference in Tehran so that the audience would obtain more information about the upcoming performance.

Shahrdad Rohani, Iranian-American composer, violinist/pianist, and conductor is well-known for composing and conducting classical, instrumental, adult contemporary/new age, film soundtrack as well as pop music.

In addition to appearing as a guest conductor with a number of prestigious orchestras including London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Shahrdad Rohani has arranged and conducted a sixty piece orchestra to supplement Yanni’s keyboard compositions.

He was also commissioned in 1998 by the government of Thailand to compose and conduct the music for opening ceremonies of the 13th Asian Games.

In 1999 Rohani received the Thailand’s Pikanes award, the country’s most prestigious music award for an outstanding orchestral performance.

By Mehr News Agency

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