Conducted by Sohrab Kashef, “Ruhollah Symphony” composed by prolific Iranian composer Shahin Farhat in memory of Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic, was premiered by the Tehran Symphony Orchestra on Monday 29 May 2017 at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall.
The symphony is comprised of four movements focusing on Imam Khomeini’s birth, his adulthood and studies in Islamic seminaries, his struggles against Iran’s last monarch, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, that led to the victory of the 1979 Islamic revolution and his death.
Farhat is the composer of over eighty symphonies, including “Iranian Lady”, “Damavand”, “Persian Gulf”, “Muhammad (S)”, “Martyrs” and “Iran”.
Photo: The Tehran Symphony Orchestra performs “Ruhollah Symphony” at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on May 29, 2017. (IRNA/Abdollah Heidari)