Vahdat Hall is one of Iran's most equipped and spacious opera, ballet, music, and musical theater hall, com¬missioned by the former ministry of culture and art was built over 10 years by Yugita Aftandelianc based on the Vienna Opera Hall sample, and is named after the great Iranian poet and musician Abu Abdullah Roudaki. The hall was opened in 1967 with the best interior designing and unique light and sound machinery equipment.
Roudaki foundation building con¬sisted of two halls ran under the names Roudaki Hall and Small Hall, after the Islamic Revolution of Iran, the larger hall was changed, to Vahdat Hall and the smaller hall Was changed to Roudaki Hall. After the Islamic Revolution these mostly host music concerts and theatrical performances.
This hall includes the main hall on the third floor and balcony on the fourth floor which initially had the total capacity of 250 people. Roudaki Hall proved stage is fixed and is designed just for the orchestra practicing and performing music groups. The end of the stage is made for implementation of El Orchestra and Choir group. Roudaki Hall in December 2009 was equipped with lighting system under license of ADB Company and sound, of DYNACORD (POWEMATE1600)
The process of repair and equipment of Roudaki Hall started on January 6th of 2011. The equipment included installing cameras for recording performances, lighting bridge for lighting system improvement, the program starting alarm, a complete painting of the hall and its balcony, new flooring for the hall, backstage and waiting rooms, installing a new acoustic system in the hall, a portable screen and a video projection unit.
Roudaki is one of the few halls which have been built acoustically and due to 81 sound reflectors mounted on the ceiling, there is no need to use a microphone for performances. Yamaha speakers, Dynacord mixer, 30 wired and wireless microphones and recorders which allow recording the performances simultaneously altogether form a complete sound system. Roudaki Hall has hosted different traditional and classic music and Orchestra performances. Different concerts of music bands, including contemporary, modern, traditional, integrative, piano recitals, violin, pipe, classic Guitar, chamber orchestra, Philharmonic Choir, ensemble concerts and other musical performances have been performed on the stage in Roudaki Hall.
Tehran Museum Of Contemporary ART
Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, also known as TMoCA, is among the largest art museums in Iran. It has collections of more than 3000 items that include 19th and 20th century's world-class European and American paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures. TMoCA also has one of the greatest collections of Iranian modern and contemporary art. TMoCA is considered to have the most valuable collections of modern Western masterpieces outside Europe and North America.
The museum was designed by Iranian architect Kamran Diba, who employed elements from traditional Persian architecture. It was built adjacent to Laleh Park, Tehran, and was inaugurated in 1977. The building itself can be regarded as an example of contemporary art, in a style of an underground New York Guggenheim Museum.
Most of the museum area is located underground with a circular walkway that spirals downwards with galleries branching outwards. Western sculptures by artists such as Ernst, Giacometti, Magritte and Moore can be found in the museum's gardens.
The College Of Fine Arts Of University Of Tehran
The College of Fine Arts of University of Tehran is one of the oldest and largest colleges of the University of Tehran and provides a unique experience in a vibrant and friendly environment. It is considered as the founder of various fields of art in Iran within an academic framework. It is truly a rare collection of different discipline in the Country and even in the Middle East.
The College started its activities in November 1939 under the name of Art School. The primary focus was on the three fields of Architecture, Painting, and Sculpture. Now, 70 years after its establishment, it has a special stature in the eyes of Iranians, particularly in the areas of Art, Architecture and Urban Planning.
In 2005, the Faculty of Fine Arts was expanded into the College of Fine Arts consisting of four faculties of Visual Arts, Architecture, Urban Planning, Performing Arts and Music, and a research institute titled, Culture and Arts. At present, the College enjoys 105 experienced and talented faculty members. Numerous graduates and faculty members of the College are presently distinguished and well-known figures in the Country, and in some cases, in the world. These personalities have won various prestigious awards in art festivals around the globe.