Sound of a tragedy that has been resonating for centuries, these pieces narrate the heart- wrenching story of the martyrdom of the third Shia Imam, Hussein, and his companions.
The tragic story goes back to some 14 centuries ago on the plains of modern-day Iraqi city of Karbala, where Imam Hussein and his 72 companions were killed by the 2nd Umayyad caliph, Yazid, after the Imam did not pay allegiance to the corrupt ruler.
The concert theater was conducted by Tehran Symphony Orchestra and accompanied by a silent drama performance. The show tries to review the last day of the life of Imam Hussein's half brother, Abulfazl.
The story of Karbala reads that Abulfazl lost his life after he bravely fought Yazid forces to bring water to the thirsty household of Imam Hussein, who were cut off from the nearby river by the enemy for days.
Musicians here believe that the language of music can relay the messages of the Karbala tragedy stronger than words.
Some musicians here have a more artistic take on the event of Karbala, likening the historic event itself to a lasting tune that continues to touch the hearts of people through the centuries.
Due to the coronavirus, the show was held with extreme health protocols being in place. The event is also aired through online streaming platforms, where enthusiasts can also watch the performance online.
What makes the show different is the fact that the ensemble does it as a charity work, and all of the proceeds of the show will go to those in need.