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Tehran Symphony Orchestra

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Founded  1933 (1933)
Record label  Dreyer Gaido
Principal conductor  Ali Rahbari
Current conductor  Ali Rahbari
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Associated acts  Morteza Hannaneh, Houshang Ostovar
Similar  Ali Rahbari, Shardad Rohani, Iran's National Orchestra, Nader Mashayekhi, Arsalan Kamkar

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The Tehran Symphony Orchestra (TSO, Persian: ارکستر سمفونیک تهران‎‎), founded in 1933, is Iran's oldest and largest symphony orchestra. It was founded as the Municipality Symphony Orchestra by Gholamhossein Minbashian, before entering its modern form under Parviz Mahmoud in 1946. In the years that followed, conductors such as Rubik (Ruben) Gregorian, Morteza Hannaneh, Haymo Taeuber, Heshmat Sanjari, and Farhad Meshkat took over as the conductors of the Orchestra.


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After the 1979 revolution many musicians of the TSO emigrated to Europe and the US. For some years Heshmat Sanjari and then Fereydoun Nasseri were the conductors. The current conductor of TSO is Ali Rahbari, former chief conductor of the Brussels Philharmonic.

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1933 - 1979

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In the golden age of the orchestra, many notable musicians like Yehudi Menuhin and Isaac Stern played with the orchestra.

1979 - present

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After the 1979 Iranian revolution clerics outlawed all pre-revolutionary music, hardline clerics say music comes between the faithful and God, and leads to an impure mind. As a result, the orchestra faced its darkest age, playing only a few concerts in the decade following the revolution. The pressure caused the conductor Heshmat Sanjari a serious sickness, he died in 1995.
The orchestra still plays concerts once in a while.

Principal conductors

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  • Parviz Mahmoud (1946–1948)
  • Rouben Gregorian (1948–1951)
  • Morteza Hannaneh (1952–1954)
  • Haymo Taeuber (1957–1960)
  • Heshmat Sanjari (1960–1971)
  • Farhad Meshkat (1972–1978)
  • Nader Mortezapour (1982–1984)
  • Fereydoun Nasseri (1990–1994)
  • Ali Rahbari (2004–2005)
  • Nader Mashayekhi (2006–2007)
  • Manuchehr Sahbai (2007–2010)
  • Ali Rahbari (2015–2016)
  • Shahrdad Rouhani (2016-Present)

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