Vahdat Hall Hosts Concert by Oscar-Winning Composer Nicola Piovani

Vahdat Hall Hosts Concert by Oscar-Winning Composer Nicola Piovani

Vahdat Hall hosted a classical music concert by Italian composer Nicola Piovani in Tehran on Wednesday.

According to the Press Office of Fajr Filmfest, before the concert at 5:00 pm, Vahdat Hall also hosted a workshop, titled Italian Music, with Nicola Piovani. This was a great opportunity for 70 Fajr Club members to meet with the instructor and get a feel for his teaching style and skills.

Iranian government officials, 200 guests from Italian embassy in Tehran, university scholars and a number of filmmakers whose movies are competing will attend the one-off musical concert. Iranian maestros Shahram Nazeri and Hafez Nazeri are also attending the special program, which will be covered by the press and media.

Speaking before his audience, Piovani said: The concert includes three pieces in which guitar is an important addition. He added that the concert would finish with three songs, of which two were Italian and one Latin American.

Nicola Piovani won the Academy Award for Best Original Score for the movie Life Is Beautiful and has a history of collaborating with prominent filmmakers such as Federico Fellini, Taviani Brothers and Marco Bellocchio. At 6:30 pm Wednesday, he is scheduled to perform a concert at Vahdat Hall – a selection of pieces previously made for a number of feature films.

To date, Piovani has over 130 film scores to his credit, including films such as Slap the Monster on Page One (1972), The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974), Flavia the Heretic (1974), Le Orme (1975), A Leap in the Dark (1980) The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982), and Kaos (1984).

The curtain will fall on the 36th edition of the Fajr International Film Festival, presided over by Reza Mirkarimi, on Thursday. According to event organizer Mohammad Hamidi Moghaddam, Vahdat Hall will host the closing ceremony at 6:30 pm, attended by Iranian and international filmmakers and guests. The most anticipated moment of the Fajr Filmfest will include live classical music performances by tenors Shahram Nazeri and Hafez Nazeri.

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