Fajr festival to host Tarkovsky Quartet

A group of German and French musicians known as Tarkovsky Quartet is slated to perform their program at the 2013 Fajr International Music Festival.

The ensemble led by the French jazz pianist and composer François Couturier is comprised of Jean-Marc Larché (soprano saxophonist), Jean-Louis Matinier (accordionist) and German violoncellist Anja Lechner.

Established in 1977, the quartet creates the works mainly inspired by the Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky’s films.

Some 57 ensembles from over 70 submitted groups were selected to participate in this year’s festival.

The event is programmed to be presented at six music halls in the Iranian capital city of Tehran.

Tehran Symphony Orchestra and Iran’s National Orchestra are also to perform their programs at the 2013 Fajr music festival.

Iran’s Fajr International Music Festival is part of the country’s cultural programs held every year to commemorate the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

The 28th Fajr International Music Festival is programmed to take place from February 13 to 19, 2013.