TEHRAN.(Iranart) – An Iranian Orchestra of national instruments conducted by Ali-Akbar Qorbani gave performances at the Serper Festival of Folk Orchestras in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan last week.
Maestro Farhad Fakhreddini, the former conductor of the National Orchestra was also accompanying the orchestra, the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance announced in a press release published on Tuesday.
The Iranian orchestra gave a performance on the first and last days of the festival on June 3 and 5.
During the closing day performance, Fakhreddini was honored on stage by Abdrakhmanov Saken Seytkalievich, the initiator of the festival and director of the State Academic Philharmonic of Astana.
He called Fakhreddini a great man whose orchestra gave significant performances at the festival. He hoped to see Fakhreddini more often in his country.
Fakhreddini, for his part, hoped to participate in the national ceremonies of the city more often and see more celebrations in the coming years.
Astana celebrated the 20th anniversary of transferring the capital from Almaty to Astana on July 6.
Iran’s performances were carried out based on a memorandum of understanding signed between Iran and Kazakhstan during August 2017 when Kazakhstan’s Minister of Culture and Sports, Arystanbek Mukhamediuly, paid a visit to Tehran.