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“Irredeemable loss” - National Orchestra of Iran disbanded

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Arsalan Kamkar, a permanent member of the Tehran Symphony Orchestra, said that the National Orchestra members have not attended rehearsals since June. He further confirmed rumors that the group has been disbanded and that Iran no longer has a national orchestra. He accused government officials of failing to give orchestra members advance notice of their fate. Officials had dismissed the rumors, saying the Ministry of Culture and Guidance was planning to bring the National Orchestra of Iran, the Tehran Symphony Orchestra and its choir all under a single umbrella organization to cut red tape and facilitate wage payments. Kamkar dismissed Ministry promises as mere words, adding that the dismantling of the National Orchestra is an “irredeemable loss, because it takes away all motivation from our composers.”

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  • Published: 5 days ago on Tuesday, 30 October 2012
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: October 30, 2012 @ 2:06 pm
  • Filed Under: Domestic
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    • http://sahamnews.org/1391/08/243948/;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjiceBLOQkg

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