don't BS persian orchestra has nothin' to do with mullahs or your western world! germans like it because they know about persian culture same for persians they
like german music and culture not becase of hitler so please don't bring up your crappy political idea to music or art and don't try to make persian music look ugly because of mullahs or what you hear in your little world...:)
Well, it has been some time since I posted my comments on the tour of the Teheran Phil. Whoever wrote the above repsonse really does not understand English, I guess, or did not get my comments. I lived in Teheren, played in the orch for several years and learned the language well enough. I must say, it was not always easy in some quarters for the orch musicians, even in the days of the Shah.(Many would keep their instruments in the trunks of their cars when going into more traditional neighborhoods.) I was surprised to see that the orch was functioning in good order after many of the changes and turmoil but also very pleased. Since music of most any kind is basically forbidden by the most extreme religious leaders how can one not be surprised that the orchestra is not only thriving, but on tour. My 'world' sir, is not so little as you may think and you are wrong to think that politics and music are not often mixed......good grief, what world do you live in?