Sunday, July 02, 2006

"Nuclear Symphony" to open in Tehran

Adnkronos International:
A 'nuclear symphony' composed by Behzad Abdi at the request of the government of president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will open in Tehran next week. Tehran's symphonic orchestra, directed by Loris Chenkavarian, will perform the symphony which is one of many commissioned by the president and inspired by Iran's nuclear programme. Ahmadinejad has called on Iranian composers to honour with their talent "national pride," as he defines his government's atomic ambitions. READ MORE

The nuclear issue, which has sparked an international crisis over fears that Tehran is trying to build atomic weapons, has already inspired many other musical compositions, the culture ministry said in a statement, because "nuclear (energy) is our inalienable right."