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Persepolis to host Tehran Orchestra
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The Tehran Symphony Orchestra is planning to perform the Persepolis Symphony at the capital of the Persian Empire in the southern province of Fars.

Conducted by musician Majid Entezami, the live concert will recount the events from the early years of the Achaemenid dynasty to Alexander's invasion.

Persepolis was built in 518 BCE on an immense half-artificial, half-natural terrace by Darius I, who created an impressive palace complex inspired by Mesopotamian models.

The Achaemenid site was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979.

The concert is commissioned by the Foundation for Fars Studies and planned for the next Persian year.

The Tehran Symphony Orchestra was founded originally as the 'Municipality Symphony Orchestra' by Gholamhossein Minbashian in 1933.

Musicians such as Rubik Gregorian, Morteza Hannaneh, Haymo Taeuber, Heshmat Sanjari and Manouchehr Sahbai have conducted the orchestra over the past decades.

The orchestra has performed in Iran and many other countries in North America and Europe such as Belgium, Germany, France and the Netherlands.

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