The Morgenland Festival Osnabrück 2007 presented the first guest appearance by a western Symphony Orchestra in Tehran/Iran since 1979.
Cairo Opera Ballet Company
Rim Banna Band
Modern String Quartett
Die Derwische vom Goldenen Horn
The concert in Osnabrück by the Tehran Symphony Orchestra in the previous year had led to various contacts between musicians from Tehran and Osnabrück, and these contacts resulted in the return visit to Iran. 2007 saw the beginning of exchanges between the Barenboim-Said-Music-School Nazareth (later the Polyphony Conservatory) and the Musik&Kunstschule Osnabrück.
A cooperation with the Lahore World Music Festival in Lahore brought the two Sufi drummers Goonga and Mithu Sain to Osnabrück, where they also worked together with the percussionist Joachim Dölker. The young Iranian painter Golnar Tabibzadah showed an exhibition called “Visual Diary” which was musically accompanied by the Cymin Samawatie Trio, who composed works especially for the exhibition, a “Vocal Diary”. The Cairo Opera Ballet Company, the only classical ballet company in the Arabian world, performed the finale.