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Tehran Symphony, Iran's Oldest Western Orchestra, Also Nearly Defunct
"Watching [the ensemble] from the front row in late August was Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in what was seen as an endorsement from the ruling theocracy ... Just two months later, the musicians are out of work, funding has run dry and a nearly 80-year-old institution that survived wars, coups and the 1979 Islamic Revolution was declared Tuesday in an apparently irreversible 'coma' by media." Yahoo (AP) 10/30/12
Posted October 31, 2012 12:45 AM




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