Tehran: Armenian Orchestra Plays Iranian Pieces

Armenian Orchestra Plays Iranian Pieces

Mehr News Agency, Iran
May 28 2004

TEHRAN May 28 (MNA) — Several selected pieces by Iranian musician
Shahin Farhat were performed in Armenia last week by the Armenian
Youth Orchestra.

Farhat has written musical pieces for several Iranian classic poems
including Khayyam’s six quatrains dubbed “the Fortune’s Wheel”,
“Two Ghazal”, and Hafez’s “Last night, I dreamed that the angels”,
and “The infamous in the city”, and Sa’di’s “Let us Sit down and
try patience”.

According to Farhat, there is no good tenorist in Iran and the
soloist Chulachian, a great tenorist in the world, has so far sung
Iranian songs.

Farhat musical pieces including, “Iranian songs” are to be featured
from June 12-30 by the Tehran Rudaki Orchestra leaded by Loris
Tjeknavorian Iranian-Armenian conductor.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS