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2014 – 2015

Season Opening Concert
11 October 2014, Saturday, 20.00
Matthew Coorey, conductor
Alexey Stadler, violoncello
Gábor Tarkövi, trumpet
J. Haydn | Concerto for Trumpet in E flat major, Hob.VIIe:1
J. Haydn | Concerto for Violoncello in C major, Hob.VIIb:1
I. Stravinsky | The Rite of Spring

Autumn… The Year’s Loveliest Smile
18 October 2014, Saturday, 10.00
Guy Braunstein, conductor and violin
A. Vivaldi | Four Seasons, Op.8
J. Brahms | String Sextet No.1 in B flat major, Op.18 ( Arrangement: Y. Talmi)

Republic Day Concert
25 October 2014, Saturday, 20.00
Christoph Mathias Mueller, conductor
Valeriy Sokolov, violin
F. Köksal | Imaginary Spaces for Chamber Orchestra (Turkish premiere)
P.I. Tchaikovsky | Concerto for Violin in D major, Op.35
P.I. Tchaikovsky | Symphony No.3 in D major, Op.29

Mexico Day
1 November 2014, Saturday, 20.00
Dağhan Doğu, conductor
Roman Revueltas, violin
U.C. Erkin | Symphony No.1
M.M. Ponce | Concierto para Violin y Orquestra
A. Marquez | Danzon No.2

In Memory of Atatürk
8 November 2014, Saturday, 20.00
Avi Ostrowsky, conductor
Anna Vinnitskaya, piano
P.I. Tchaikovsky | Concerto for Piano No.1 in B flat minor, Op.23
D. Shostakovich | Symphony No.5 in D minor, Op.47

Promenade in Paris
15 November 2014, Saturday, 20.00
John Axelrod, conductor
Muhiddin Dürrüoğlu, piano
C. Debussy | Prélude à L’Après-midi d’un faune
F. Chopin | Concerto for Piano No.2 in F minor, Op.21
M. Ravel | Le Tombeau de Couperin
M. Ravel | Ma Mère l’Oye

Romantic Bilkent
22 November 2014, Saturday, 20.00
Josep Caballé Domenech, conductor
Ingolf Wunder, piano
F. Chopin | Concerto for Piano No.1 in E minor, Op.11
P.I. Tchaikovsky | Symphony No.6 in B minor, Op.74 “Pathétique”

Bohemian Rhapsody
29 November 2014, Saturday, 20.00
Vladimir Kulenovic, conductor
Aniello Desiderio, guitar
Katica Illényi, violin, theremin, vocal, step dance
Csaba Illényi, violin
B. Smetana | Ma Vlast, Moldau
J. Rodrigo | Concierto de Aranjuez
C. Porter | Around The World
J. Gade | Jealousy Tango
E. Piaf | La Vie En Rose
N. Rimsky-Korsakov | Flight of the Bumble Bee
G. Gershwin | Concert Fantasy, Porgy and Bess
L. Schifrin | Mission Impossible
A. Piazzolla | Libertango
G. Puccini | I mio Babbino caro
E. Morricone | Once Upon a Time
F. Liszt | Hungarian Rhapsody No.2
Hungarian Medley
J. Jacobs – S. Secunda | Bei Mir Bist Du Schön
M. Monti | Czardas

Music Alchemists: Beethoven & Dvorak
6 December 2014, Saturday, 20.00
Christian Vásquez, conductor
Julian Steckel, violoncello
A. Dvorak | Concerto for Violoncello in B minor, Op.104
L. van Beethoven | Symphony No.6 in F major, Op.68 “Pastorale”

Crazy Violin
13 December 2014, Saturday, 20.00
Stefan Sanderling, conductor
Alexander Markov, violin
M. Cetiz | Glittering Shadows
N. Paganini | Concerto for Violin No.2 in B minor, Op.7 “La Campanella”
J. Sibelius | Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op.39

New Year’s Concerts: Waltzes, Polkas, Jazz and Dance Music
19 & 20 December 2014, 20.00
Dorian Wilson, conductor
J. Straus II | Die Fledermaus Overture
J. Straus II | Klipp-Klapp Galopp, Op.466
J. Straus II | Auf der Jagd, polka schnell, Op.373
J. Straus II | Annen Polka, Op.117
J. Straus II | Eine Nacht in Venedig Ouvertüre
J. Straus II | Künstlerleben Walzer, Op.316
J. Straus II | Egyptian March, Op.335
J. Straus II | Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op.214
J. Straus II | Donner und Blitz, Op.324
G. Gershwin | Cuban Overture
G. Gershwin | Funny Face Overture
D. Ellington | A Medley for Orchestra

Composer and Pianist Fazıl Say
29 December 2014, Monday, 20.00
Stefan Sanderling, conductor
Fazıl Say, piano
Nusret İspir, clarinet
C. Debussy | Petite Suite
F. Say | Concerto for Clarinet, Op.36 “Hayyam”
M. Ravel | Concerto for Piano in G major

Winter in Vienna
24 January 2015, Saturday, 20.00
Ion Marin, conductor
Christopher Park, piano
R. Schumann | Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op.54
F. Schubert | Symphony No.9 in C major, D.944 “The Great”

For the Love of Titans
31 January 2015, Saturday, 20.00
Rauf Abdullayev, conductor
Pervin Çakar, soprano
G. Mahler | Wir Geniessen die Himmlischen
R. Strauss | Der Rosenkavalier, Op.59 “Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren”
R. Strauss | Letzte Blatter, Op.10 “Allerseelen”
R. Strauss | Brentano Lieder, Op.68 “Amor”
G. Mahler | Symphony No.1 in D major “Titan”

Postcard from Italy
7 February 2015, Saturday, 20.00
Patrick Gallois, conductor and flute
G. Verdi | I Vespri Siciliani Overture
S. Mercadante | Concerto for Flute in E minor, Op.57
F. Mendelssohn | Symphony No.4 in A major, Op.90 “Italian”

Valentine’s Day Concert “In the mood for love”
14 February 2015, Saturday, 20.00
James Feddeck, conductor
Anna Gillingham, soprano
R. Wagner | Tristan und Isolde, Prelude und Liebestod
W.A. Mozart | Le nozze di Figaro, Porgi amor
C. Gounod | Faust, O Dieu… Ah! Je ris de me voir si belle
A. Dvorak | Rusalka, Měsìčku na nebi hlubokém (Song to the Moon)
G. Puccini | Gianni Schicchi, O mio babbino caro
R. Schumann | Symphony No.1 in B flat major, Op.38 “Spring”

Soldier’s Tale
21 February 2015, Saturday, 20.00
Orhun Orhon, conductor
Genco Erkal, narrator
I. Stravinsky | The Soldier’s Tale

In Memory of İhsan Doğramacı
25 February 2015, Wednesday, 20.00
Santtu-Matias Rouvali, conductor
Michel Arrignon, clarinet
HÜADK Muzaffer Arkan Women’s Choir
Atilla Çağdaş Değer, choirmaster
Çiğdem Aytepe, choirmaster
C. Nielsen | Helios Overture, Op.17
W.A. Mozart | Concerto for Clarinet in A major, KV.622
G. Holst | The Planets

International Women’s Day Concert
7 March 2015, Saturday, 20.00
Patrycja Pieczara, conductor
Marta Klimasara, marimba
Tolga Salman, bandoneon
Tango Dancers
Z. Gedizlioğlu | Kayıp Sessizliğin Anısına Rağmen
M. Blazhevich | Concerto for Marimba No.2
A. Piazzolla | Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas | The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (Arrangement: Tolga Salman)

Beethoven & Strauss
14 March 2015, Saturday, 20.00
Stefan Asbury, conductor
Alexei Volodin, piano
L. van Beethoven | Concerto for Piano No.5 in E flat major, Op.73 “Emperor”
R. Strauss | Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op.30

Requiem for Çanakkale
21 March 2015, Saturday, 20.00
Rengim Gökmen, conductor
Esther Yoo, violin
Feryal Türkoğlu, soprano
Asude Karayavuz, mezzo-soprano
Ayhan Uştuk, tenor
Tuncay Kurtoğlu, bass
Ministry of Culture and Tourism State Polphonic Chorus
Cemi’i Can Deliorman, chorusmaster
J. Brahms | Concerto for Violin in D major, Op.77
W.A. Mozart | Requiem in D minor, KV.626

100th Anniversary of İhsan Doğramacı’s Birth
3 April 2015, Friday, 20.00
Howard Griffiths, conductor
Gülsin Onay, piano
Julian Lupu, trumpet
M. Ravel | Pavane
D. Shostakovich | Concerto for Piano and Trumpet, Op.35
J. Brahms | Symphony No.4 in E minor, Op.98

Baroque Arias
32nd International Ankara Music Festival

10 April 2015, Friday, 20.00
Maurice Steger, conductor and recorder
Tünde Szaboki, soprano
Judit Rajk, mezzo-soprano
L. Vinci | Elpidia Overture
G.F. Handel | Giulio Cesare
Cesare’s Aria “Dall’ondoso periglio.. Aure, deh, per pieta”
Cleopatra’s Aria “Piangero la sorte mia”
Duet of Cleopatra and Cesare “Caro! Bella! più amabile beltà”
A. Vivaldi | Orlando Furioso, RV.819 “Sol da te, mio dolce amore”
G.F. Handel | Aria from Richard 1st, HWV.23 “Il volo cosi fido”
G.B. Pergolesi | Stabat Mater

National Sovereignty and Children’s Day Concert
25 April 2015, Saturday, 20.00
Orhun Orhon, conductor
Özgür Ünaldı, piano
Yunus Tuncalı, piano
BLIS Children’s Choir
Andrew Dittgen, choirmaster
P. Dukas | The Sorcerer Apprentice
C. Saint-Saens | Le Carnaval Des Animaux (Carnival of the Animals)
Songs from Disney Movies

From The Old World
9 May 2015, Saturday, 20.00
Guy Braunstein, conductor and violin
Gili Schwarzman, flute
L. van Beethoven | Romance No.2 in F major, Op.50
P.I. Tchaikovsky | Eugene Onegin, Lenski’s Aria
F. Poulenc | Sonata for Flute, Op.93 No.2 (Arrangement: L. Berkeley)
A. Dvorak | Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95 “From The New World”

We Are All Young
16 May 2015, Saturday, 20.00
Burak Tüzün, conductor
Enrico Fagone, double bass
G. Bottesini | Concerto for Double Bass No.2 in B minor
Broadway Celebration
In Cooperation with The Department of Theater
Staged by: Jason Edward Hale

 

 

German Requiem
30 May 2015, Saturday, 20.00
Antonio Pirolli, conductor
Burcu Uyar, soprano
Georg Nigl, baritone
Saygun Philharmonic Chorus
Çiğdem Aytepe, chorusmaster
Atilla Çağdaş Değer, chorusmaster
J. Brahms | Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op.45 (German Requiem)

Farewell to the Palace
4 June 2015, Thursday, 20.00
Christopher Warren-Green, conductor
Nikolai Lugansky, piano
W.A. Mozart | Die Entführung aus dem Serail Ouvertüre, KV.384
W.A. Mozart | Concerto for Piano No.24 in C minor, KV.491
J. Haydn | Symphony No.45 in F sharp minor “Farewell”

Breathtaking
27 June 2015, Saturday, 20.00
Toshiyuki Shimada, conductor
Joseph Alessi, trombone
L. Bernstein | Candide Overture
E. Crespo | Concerto for Trombone in F major
L. Bernstein | Symphonic Dances from West Side Story