Photos: Rehearsal of Tehran’s Symphony Orchestra

“I walked on to the stage and the audience rose to its feet,” said Alexander Rahbari, the principal conductor. “I’ve performed for 40 years outside Iran and never seen a standing ovation before the performance. This was something totally different. It showed what having the orchestra back meant to them. I was close to tears.”

The photos were taken during rehearsals at Vahdat Hall, Tehran, before performing for the first time after three years.

Related article:
The Guardian | Tehran’s reborn symphony orchestra: an ovation before playing a note

Sources: Honaronline | Photos, musicboard.ir | News (in Persian)

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