Pieces by some Armenian composers performed by Iran’s National Orchestra in a program titled Armenian Music Night in Tehran on December 19. Iranian-Armenian maestro Razmik Ohanian conducted the orchestra during the concert, which was held at Vahdat Hall. Compositions by Komitas, Aram Khachaturian, Edward Avedisian and Loris Tjeknavorian were selected to perform at the concert. The orchestra was accompanied by soloists Samvel Galstyan and Vahan Badalyan, and duduk player Saro Poghosyan. Iran is home to some 70,000 Armenians, most of them are the descendants of expatriates who fled persecution by the Ottoman Empire in 1915.