Tehran Symphony Orchestra Disbanded
The Tehran Symphony Orchestra has been disbanded, according to the Associated Press.
Lack of funds and mounting East-West tensions have been cited as contributing to the demise of the nearly 80-year-old orchestra that had previously survived wars, coups and the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
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- Musicians: Iranian National Symphony Orchestra Disbanded for Lack of Funds (Washington Post)