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2015 – 2016

BSO in Cappadocia
22 August 2015, 21.00 | Guray Ceramics Museum, Avanos
23 August 2015, 14.00 | Gevher Nesibe Museum, Kayseri
Ellen Jewett, violin
Tolga Salman, bandoneon
A. Vivaldi | Le Quattro Staggioni | The Four Seasons, Op.8
A. Piazzolla | Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas | The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (Arrangement: Tolga Salman)

Fazıl Say, Nazım Oratorio
29 and 30 August 2015, 20.30 | Bilkent Odeon
Naci Özgüç
Fazıl Say
Genco Erkal
Serenad Bağcan
Arda Aktar (29.08.2015), Güvenç Dağüstün (30.08.2015)
Nazım Hikmet Chorus
İbrahim Yazıcı, Orhan Öner Özcan
İdil Bursa, Gökçe Çatakoğlu, Çetin Özen

Deep Music: Brahms & Schoenberg
23 October 2015, Friday, 20.00
Fayçal Karoui, conductor
Gökhan Aybulus, piano
L. van Beethoven | Concerto for Piano No.3 in C minor, Op.37
A. Schoenberg | Verklärte Nacht, Op.4
T. Yayalar | Vestiges of Time (World premiere, BSO commission)

Tribute to Atatürk and the Martyrs
2 November 2015, Monday, 20.00
Matthew Coorey, conductor
Asude Karayavuz, mezzo-soprano
Tuncay Kurtoğlu, bass
Composers: Yiğit Aydın, Mahir Cetiz, Recep Gül, Füsun Köksal, Turgut Pöğün, Onur Türkmen, Tolga Yayalar
Narrators: İrem Aydın, Mert Yavuzcan
Project Director: Nusret İspir
Curator and Assembler: Hasan Ali Karasar
Our Sons-Gallipoli

Ranki Plays for Atatürk
7 November 2015, Saturday, 20.00
Matthew Coorey, conductor
Dezsö Ranki, piano
W.A. Mozart | Concerto for Piano No.14 in E flat major, KV.449
W.A. Mozart | Concerto for Piano No.23 in A major, KV.488
J. Brahms | Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op.68

Arias
14 November 2015, Saturday, 20.00
Avi Ostrowsky, conductor
Burcu Uyar, soprano
Tuncay Kurtoğlu, bass
C. Gounod | Faust, O Dieu! Que de Bijoux!
S. Rachmaninov | Aleko, Ves Tabor Spit
A. Catalani | La Wally, Ebben, ne andrò lontana
G. Donizetti | L’elesir d’Amore, Quanto Amore
C. Gounod | Faust, Vou qui faites l’endormie
G. Rossini | Il Barbiere di Seviglia, La Calunnia
G. Verdi | I Vespri Siciliani, Merce Dilette Amiche
G. Rossini | Il Turco in Italia, Bella in Italia
C.M. von Weber | Der Freischütz Oveture
G. Verdi | La Forza del Destino Oveture
P.I. Tchaikovsky | Romeo and Juliet Oveture

For Whom the Drumsticks Tolls
21 November 2015, Saturday, 20.00
Matthew Coorey, conductor
Emmanuel Sejourne, marimba
Sylvie Reynaert, vibes
O. Türkmen | Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
E. Sejourne | Double Concerto for Vibes, Marimba and Orchestra
B. Bartok | Concerto for Orchestra

Maestro Poppen Plays BSO
28 November 2015, Saturday, 20.00
Christoph Poppen, conductor
Demirhan Gökbudak, violin
F. Mendelssohn | Märchen von der schönen Melusine Overture, Op.32
P.I. Tchaikovsky | Concerto for Violin in D major, Op.35
E. Elgar | Enigma Variations, Op.36

Mahler’s World
5 December 2015, Saturday, 20.00
Işın Metin, conductor
G. Mahler | Symphony No.5 in C sharp minor

Unfinished Symphonies
Saturday, 12 December 2015, 20.00
Stamatia Karampini, conductor
Sayaka Shoji, violin
J. Sibelius | Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op.47
L. van Beethoven | Symphony No.10, 1st Movement (Reconstructed: Barry Cooper)
F. Schubert | Symphony No.8 in B minor, D.759 “Unfinished”

Earth and Sky are Baroques
19 December 2015, Saturday, 20.00
Stefan Sanderling, conducting
Reinhold Friedrich, baroque trumpet
Eleonore Marguerre, soprano
G.F. Händel | Concerto Grosso in B flat Major, Op.3 No.1, HWV.314
J.W. Hertel | Concerto for Trumpet No.1 in E flat major
G.F. Händel | Il trionfo del Tempo, Tu del ciel ministro eletto
G.F. Händel | Amadigi di Gaula, Desterò dell’empia dite
A. Corelli | Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op.6 No.8 “Per la notte di Natale”
J.S. Bach | Cantata No.51 “Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!”

New Year’s Concerts: Commedia
25 & 26 December 2015, 20.00
Christoph Mathias Mueller, conductor
Avi Avital, mandolin
J.S. Bach | Concerto for Mandolin
A. Vivaldi | Concerto for Mandolin in C major, RV.425 (P.134)
G. Rossini | Il Barbiere di Siviglia Overture
A. Ponchielli | Danza delle ore
J. Strauss | Harlekin-Polka, Polka Schnell, Op.48
J. Strauss II | Wo die Zitronen blüh’n, Op.364
Johann Strauss II | Pizzicato Polka
Johann Strauss II | Rosen aus dem Süden, Op.388

A New Year, New Expectations
16 January 2016, Saturday, 20.00
Önder Baloğlu, conductor and konzertmeister
Pavel Steidl, guitar
G. Puccini | Crisantemi
M. Giuliani | Concerto for Guitar
P.I. Tchaikovsky | Souvenir de Florence for strings

Tuonela Swan’s Dance
23 January 2016, Saturday, 20.00
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Naoko Shimizu, viola
J. Sibelius | The Swan of Tuonela (Tuonelan joutsen)
A. Schnittke | Concerto for Viola
S. Rachmaninov | Symphonic Dances, Op.45

Horn, Horn, Horn, Horn!
30 January 2016, Saturday, 20.00
Case Scaglione, conductor
Chezy Nir, horn
Radek Baborak, horn
Tunca Doğu, horn
Sertan Sancar, horn
G.F. Telemann | Concerto for 3 Horns in D major
R. Schumann | Konzertstück in F major, Op.86
P.I. Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op.36

Pastoral Passions
6 February 2016, Saturday, 20.00
Sasha Mäkilä, conductor
Rachel Kolly D’Alba, violin
İ. Baran | Töresel Çeşitlemeler (world premiere)
E. Chausson | Poeme for Violin and Orchestra, Op.25
M. Ravel | Daphnis et Chloé Suite No.2

Valentine’s Day Concert
13 February 2016, Saturday, 20.00
Rolf Gupta, conductor
TANGO NUEVO
Isabelle van Keulen, violin
Christian Gerber, bandoneon
Rüdiger Ludwig, double bass
Ulrike Payer, piano
Tangos

Diva of Viola
20 February 2016, Saturday, 20.00
Vladimir Kulenovic, conductor
Lise Berthaud, viola
G. Mahler | Blumine
W. Walton | Concerto for Viola
R. Strauss | Tod und Verklärung, Op.24

In Memory of İhsan Doğramacı
25 February 2016, Thursday, 20.00
Gürer Aykal, conductor
Toğrul Ganiyev, violin
D. Shostakovich | Concerto for Violin, Op.99
L. van Beethoven | Symphony No.1 in C major, Op.21

From Baroque to Stravinsky
5 March 2016, Saturday, 20.00
Işın Metin, conductor
Sergio Azzolini, bassoon
Ozan Evruk, bassoon
István Várdai, violoncello
A. Vivaldi | Concerto for Bassoon in G minor, RV.495
H.P. Johnsen | Concerto for Two Bassoons, Strings and Basso Continuo in F major
R. Strauss | Der Rosenkavalier
R. Schumann | Concerto for Violoncello in A minor, Op.129
I. Stravinsky | Firebird Suite

The Romantic Piano
19 March 2016, Saturday, 20.00
Stefan Sanderling, conductor
Martina Filjak, piano
A. Shirazi | The Distorted Reminiscences of a Guardian (World premiere, BSO commission)
S. Rachmaninov | Concerto for Piano No.2 in C minor, Op.18
P.I. Tchaikovsky | Symphony No.1 in G minor, Op.13 “Winter Dreams”

Erzurum Concert
25 March 2016, Friday, 19.00 | Bilkent Erzurum Concert Hall
Sunay Muratov, conductor
Ömer Türkmenoğlu, tenor
İhsan Doğramacı’s favorite songs, ballads, and arias

İhsan Doğramacı at 101
3 April 2016, Sunday, 20.00
Gürer Aykal, conductor
Gülsin Onay, piano
E. Grieg | Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op.16
F. Tüzün | Söyleşi
Z. Kodaly | Dances of Galanta

Piano for Four-Hands
9 April 2016, Saturday, 20.00
Gürer Aykal, conductor
Ufuk and Bahar Dördüncü, piano duo
B. Britten | Scottish Ballade, Op.26
T. Takemitsu | Quotation of Dream
D. Shostakovich | Symphony No.15 in A major, Op.141

Fairy Tales from Howard
23 April 2016, Saturday, 20.00
Howard Griffiths, conductor
Zeliha Berksoy, narrator
Witch and the Maestro

Classical
29 April 2016, Friday, 20.00
Christoph Mathias Mueller, conductor
Julian Steckel, violoncello
J. Haydn | Symphony No.85 in B flat major  “The Queen”
J. Haydn | Concerto for Violoncello in C major, Hob.Vllb:1
W.A. Mozart | Symphony No.41 in C major, KV.551 “Jupiter”

İstanbul Concert
30 April 2016, Saturday, 20.00 | CRR Concert Hall
Christoph Mathias Mueller, conductor
Julian Steckel, violoncello
J. Haydn | Symphony No.85 in B flat major “The Queen”
J. Haydn | Concerto for Violoncello in C major, Hob.Vllb:1
W.A. Mozart | Symphony No.41 in C major, KV.551 “Jupiter”

The Art of Voice
7 May 2016, Saturday, 20.00
Josep Caballe-Domenech, conductor
Judit Rajk, contralto
W.A. Mozart | Le nozze di Figaro, KV.492
A. Dvorak | Songs, Op.99
A. Dvorak | Symphony No.7 in D minor, Op.70

Youth Concert: Halil İnalcık at 100
20 May 2016, Friday, 20.00
Bilkent University Students
Staged by: Jason Hale
GoodFellas

The Living Legend: Lindberg
28 May 2016, Saturday, 20.00
Christian Lindberg, conductor and trombone
Beatrice Rana, piano
S. Rachmaninov | Concerto for Piano No.3 in D minor, Op.30
F. David | Trombone Concertino, Op.4
S. Prokofiev | Symphony No.5, Op.100

Fazıl Say & Carmina Burana
4 June 2016, Saturday, 20.30 | Bilkent Odeon
İbrahim Yazıcı, conductor
Fazıl Say, piano
Burcu Uyar, soprano
Güvenç Dağüstün, contrtenor-baritone
Nazım Hikmet Chorus
Fazıl Say | The Bells (Turkish premiere)
Piano: Fazıl Say, Nazım Hikmet Chorus, Percussion: Alp Özdayı, Tansu Karpınar, Aykut Köselerli, Ali Can Öztan
C. Orff | Carmina Burana

Film Music Concert
18 June 2016, Saturday, 20.30 | Bilkent Odeon
Işın Metin, conductor
Indiana Jones
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Titanic
Star Wars
Gladiator
I Got Rhythm
Frantic
Superman
Memoirs of a Geisha
Mission: Impossible
Evita
Lord of the Rings
Schindler’s List
Chicago
Cinema Paradiso
Pirates of the Caribbean