Big Names At Mahak Benefit Concert


Press TV
May 20 2010

Photo: Loris Tjeknavorian is a contemporary Iranian-Armenian composer
and conductor

Iranian musician Loris Tjeknavorian is to conduct the Armenian chamber
orchestra at benefit concerts for Tehran’s Mahak Charity Society from
May 26 to June 2.

Iranian Santour virtuoso Ardavan Kamkar and prominent Kamancheh player
Ardeshir Kamkar will also have solo performances in the program,
the Mehr News Agency said on Wednesday.

This is the orchestra’s third benefit concert organized by the Mahak
Charity Society, an institute that supports Iranian children suffering
from cancer. The proceeds from the concerts will be spent on providing
services for the children struggling with cancer.

The orchestra performed several pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach
and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart during the previous programs as well as
Kurdish and Iranian suites and pieces composed by Tjeknavorian.