Our informant in Teheran says the Iranian authorities have refused to accept Ali (Alexander) Rahbari’s resignation from the Tehran Symphony Orchestra.
In his resignation letter, Ali write: ‘Despite incorrect reports in the media, the players’ salaries were not paid completely and they do not have contracts for the future.
‘I have tolerated all these problems but I have no hope for collaborating with this unprofessional (Rudaki) foundation (through which the orchestra is funded). Therefore, I prefer to hand in my resignation and open the way for the musicians to find another organization with which to continue their careers.’
The Government now has a week to meet his reforms, or accept his resignation.