The Art Bureau of the Islamic Ideology Dissemination Organization celebrates Iranian maestro Majid Entezami for his lifetime achievements.
A large number of musicians, cineastes and cultural figures attended the honoring ceremony held at the Andisheh Hall of the bureau in the Iranian capital city of Tehran on Tuesday.
Expressing appreciation for his wife, Azarnoush Sadr-Salek, who is also a prominent harpist and pianist, Entezami said, “I express my thanks to someone who has been beside me over all these years.”
The honoree also expressed regret over the death of some recently-deceased musicians, saying, “We have lost many of our artists and easily ignored the issue; we have not realized the value of music yet.”
Iranian musician Mohammad Sarir in a short speech admired Entezami for his efforts to create a professional character independent of his father’s role in Iranian cinema.
Praising Entezami as one of the best oboists the Tehran Symphony Orchestra has ever had, composer Houshang Kamkar said he has been familiar with the honoree since his youth in the orchestra.
“I feel nostalgia for your pieces and I hope you let us work together in the future,” filmmaker Reza Mirkarimi said to Entezami.
Then Iranian singer Hamid Hami, who has collaborated with Entezami in several songs, sang some of his compositions, including ‘The Devotion Symphony’ and ‘The Song of Rain’.
The program was concluded after screening ‘The Oboist’ directed by Amin Sadeq-Mohammadi which is a documentary on the professional life of Entezami.
Son of veteran actor Ezzatollah Entezami, Majid, 70, has composed music for more than 80 movies, including the highly praised ‘The Journey of the Stone’ by Masoud Kimiaee, ‘The Glass Agency’ by Ebrahim Hatamikia, and ‘The Fateful Day’ by Shahram Asadi.