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1 September 2018 Saturday, 20:30 | Bilkent Odeon
 

FERHAD & ŞİRİNkolaj 2

A symphonic play for two narrators and orchestra

Written by Nazım Hikmet

Music by Arif Melikov

Project and Adaptation: Aydın Mecid, Yelda Cavga

Elşad Bagirov, conductor

Mert Fırat, narrator

Aslı Tandoğan, narrator

Choreography: Uğur Seyrek

Dancers: Özge Başaran, Eren Keleş, Mine İzgi

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12, 13 October 2018, Friday, Saturday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

Season Opening Concerts

Nil Venditti, conductor
Fazıl Say, piano

F. Say | Kapalı Çarşı
C. Saint-Saëns | Concerto for Piano No.2 in G minor, Op.22
L. van Beethoven | Symphony No.7 in A major, Op.92

Our concert on October 13th is live on Facebook.

20 October 2018, Saturday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

A Breath of Time

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Eric Jacobsen, conductor
David Guerrier, trumpet–horn

A. Jolivet | Concerto for Trumpet No.2
J. Sibelius | Finlandia, Op.26
E. Chabrier | Larghetto for Horn and Orchestra
I. Stravinsky | Symphony in Three Movements

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26 October 2018, Friday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

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Vladimir Fanshil, conductor
Pumeza Matshikiza, soprano

A. Dvorak | Slavonic Dances No.1 & 2
G. Puccini | La Boheme, Donde Lieta Usci
G. Puccini | Turandot, Signore ascolta
G. Fauré | Après un Rêve
A. Dvorak | Rusalka, Song to the moon, Op.114
South Africa Folk Songs
A. Borodin | Polovtsian Dances

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31 October 2018 Wednesday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

Republic Day Concert

Contemporary Music Series 1
Ellen Jewett, violin
Ana Albero, violin
Ali Başeğmezler, viola
Gökhan Bağcı, violoncello
Cem Babacan, piano
Kandemir Basmacıoğlu, piano

A.A. Saygun | Sonatine, Op.15
C.R. Rey | Hatıradan İbaret Kalan Şehirde Gezintiler
H.F. Alnar | Eight Piano Pieces
N.K. Akses | Miniatures
U.C. Erkin | Piano Quintet

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3 November 2018, Saturday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

Korea-Turkey Friendship Concert

In collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea

Olari Elts, conductorjasmine choi
Jasmine Choi, flute

L. van Beethoven | Leonore Overture No.3
C. Reinecke | Concerto for Flute
I. Stravinsky | Petrouchka

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10 November 2018, Saturday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

In Memory for Atatürk

Fawzi Haimor, conductor
Noriyoshi Murakami, tuba
Berfin Aksu, violin
Ezgisu Apaydın, violin
Demirhan Gökbudak, violin
Muhammedjan Sharipov, violin

T. Yayalar | Anaclasis II for double bass tuba and orchestra (World premiere)
A. Vivaldi | Concerto for Four Violins in B minor, RV.580
G. Torelli | Concerto for Four Violins in A minor
L. van Beethoven | Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67

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17 November 2018, Saturday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

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Sasha Makila, conductor
Alexandra Conunova, violin

L. van Beethoven | Concerto for Violin in D major, Op.61
F. Mendelssohn | Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.56 “Scottish”

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24 November 2018, Saturday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

Classical Tastes

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Pablo Ferrandez, violoncello

W.A. Mozart | Serenade No.9 in D major, KV.320 “Posthorn” (Excerpts)
J. Haydn | Concerto for Violoncello in C major
A. Dvorak | Symphony No.5 in F major, Op.76

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1 December 2018, Saturday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

Mist and Snow

Paul Goodwin, conductoralexander liebrich
Alena Baeva, violin

A. Part | Für Lennart in Memoriam
R. Strauss | Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op.8
J. Brahms | Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op.68

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8 December 2018, Saturday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

Gracioso

Mathieu Herzog, conductorMathieu Herzog
Amadeus Guitar Duo

M. Ravel | Alborada del gracioso
J. Rodrigo 
| Concierto Madrigal

P.I. Tchaikovsky | Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op.58

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15 December 2018, Saturday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

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Adrien Perruchon, conductor
Charlotte Hellekant, mezzo-soprano

L. Berio | Folk Songs
E. Salonen | Helix
C. Debussy | Images

Allison Cook will not be able to join to our concert on 15 December 2018 because of health problems she had.

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26, 27 December 2018, Wednesday, Thursday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

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Ferenc Gabor, conductor
Burcu Uyar, soprano
 
A. Dvorak | Carnival Overture, Op.92
A. Dvorak | Rusalka, Song to the moon, Op.114
A. Dvorak | Slavonic Dance No.8, Op.46
C. Gounod | Romeo et Juliette, Je veux vivre
J. Brahms | Hungarian Dance No.1
J. Strauss II | Accelerationen Walzer, Op.234
J. Strauss II | Die Fledermaus Ouverture
F. Lehar | Vilja-Lied
A. Dvorak | Slavonic Dance No.1, Op.46
J. Offenbach | Robinson Crusoé, Valse Jadwiga
J. Brahms | Hungarian Dance No.5
J. Strauss II | Frühlingsstimmen Waltz, Op.410
J. Strauss | Radetzky-Marsch, Op.228
 

30 January 2019 Wednesday, 20:00 | A.A. Saygun Performance Hall

Nostalgic Concert: BSO 25 Years Old

Bilkent String Orchestra

Konzertmeister: Irina Nikotina

A. Dvorak | Serenade in E major, Op.22
P.I. Tchaikovsky | Serenade in C major, Op.48

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4 February 2019 Monday, 18:30 | Müze Evliyagil

Spaces

Contemporary Music Series 2
Garth Knox, viola

Diamanda La Berge Dramm, violin
Ellen Jewett, violin
Gökhan Bağcı, violoncello
Chamber music workshop students

Garth Knox
Viola Spaces and Violin Spaces
Sallites
Nothing but the Truth for String Sextet

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6, 7, 8 February 2019, 10:30 | Bilkent Concert Hall

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Murat Cem Orhan, conductor
Burak Noyan
, narrator

 

14 February 2019, Thursday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

Valentine’s Day Concerts

Ayyub Guliyev, conductor
Feryal Türkoğlu
, soprano

Ferda Yetişer, mezzo-soprano
Arda Doğan, tenor
Umut Kosman, baritone

W.A. Mozart | Don Giovanni, Overture
W.A. Mozart | Don Giovanni, Madamina il catologo é questo
C. Saint Saens | Samson et Dalila, Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix
E. de Curtis | Tu Ca Non Chiagne
L. Delibes | Les Filles de Cadix
G. Bizet | Carmen, Overture
G. Bizet | Carmen, Habanera
G. Bizet | Carmen, Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre
L. Delibes | Lakme, Viens Mallika
A. Lara | Granada
E. Kalman | Die Czardas Fürstin, Heia, in den bergen
F. Lehar | Land des Lachelns, Dein ist mein ganzes hex
G. Rossini | The Barber Seville, Overture
J. Bock | Fiddler on the roof, If I were a rich man
F. Lehar | Merry Widow, Lippen Schweigen
L. Denza | Funicili Funicila

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25 February 2019, Monday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

In Memory of İhsan Doğramacıgurer aykal

Gürer Aykal, conductor
Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev, violin
Emre Yavuz, piano
 
E. Chausson | Poème, Op.25
S. Rachmaninov | Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43
J. Brahms | Symphony No.2 in D major, Op.73
 
 

2 March 2019, Saturday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

It is Springtime

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Miquel Ortega, conductor
Ana Ibarra, mezzo-soprano

R. Schumann | Manfred Overture, Op.115
R. Schumann | Frauenliebe und Leben, Op.42
M. de Falla | 7 Canciones Populares Españolas
M. de Falla | El Sombrero de Tres Picos

 

Isabel Rey will not be able to join to our concert on 2 March 2019 because of health problems she had.

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8 March 2019, Friday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

Ibrahim-Yazici-2-PrintInternational Women’s Day Concert

İbrahim Yazıcı, conductor
David Orlowsky, clarinet
Selen Öztürk, narrator

E. Mayer | Faust Overture, Op.46
A. Copland 
| Concerto for Clarinet
İ. Yazıcı 
| Kadın(ım), World premiere, BSO commission

Text: Şirin Aktemur

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16 March 2019, Saturday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

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Rumon Gamba, conductor
Behzod Abduraimov, piano

S. Rachmaninov | Concerto for Piano No.3 in D minor, Op.30
E. Elgar | Enigma Variations, Op.36

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23 March 2019, Saturday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

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Gürer Aykal, conductor
Simge Büyükedez, soprano
Asude Karayavuz, mezzo-soprano

E. Elgar | Serenade, Op.20
A.A. Saygun | Concerto de Camera, Op.62
O. Respighi | Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No.3
G.B. Pergolesi | Stabat Mater, P.77

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3 April 2019, Wednesday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

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Gürer Aykal, conductor
Gülsin Onay, piano
Saygun Philharmonic Chorus
Çiğdem Aytepe, chorusmaster

S. Rachmaninov | Concerto for Piano No.2 in C minor, Op.18
G. Holst | The Planets, Op.32

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19 April 2019, Friday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

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Bilkent Youth Symphony Orchestra
Children’s Choir of Early Music Training Program
Rustam Rahmedov, conductor

Kerem Erşahin, bassoon
Nil İpek Şabi, violin

I. Dunayevsky | Overture from The Children Of Captain Grant
A. Vivaldi | Concerto for Bassoon in A minor, RV.497

W.A. Mozart – F. Kreisler | Haffner Serenade, KV.250, Rondo
Songs from Disney Movies

20 April 2019, Saturday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

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Bilkent Youth Symphony Orchestra
Children’s Choir of Early Music Training Program
Rustam Rahmedov
, conductor

Arcan İsenkul, viola
Doğa Ekinci, violin
Hüma Beyza Ünal, bassoon

C.M. von Weber | Andante e rondo ongarese, Op.35
W.A. Mozart | Violin Concerto No.4 in D major, KV.218
A. Vivaldi | Concerto for Bassoon in D minor, RV.481
Songs from Disney Movies

27 April 2019, Saturday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

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Mei Ann Chen, conductor
Andreas Brantelid, violoncello

E. Chabrier | España, Rhapsody for Orchestra
E. Lalo 
| Concerto for Violoncello in D minor

J. Turina | Danzas fantásticas
G. Bizet | Carmen Suite No.1

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29 April 2019 Monday, 19:00 | Bilkent Erzurum Concert Hall

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BSO Soloists with Their Students

Adelya Ateşoğlu, violin
Aliya Okeev, violin
Can Taylan, viola
Yiğit Ülgen, violoncello
Derin Topgül, violoncello
Burak Noyan, doublebass
İlkim Bektaş, flute
Selçuk Akyol, oboe
Elif Naz Ateş, oboe
İlayda Yılmaz, clarinet
Zeynep Bilgesu Bozkaplan, bassoon
Okan Korkmaz, horn
Eda Öncül, piano

G. Mahler | Piano Quartet in A minor
J. İbert | 3 Pièces Brèves
F. Farkas | Old Hungarian Dances of the 17th Century
L. Spohr | Nonet, Op.31 

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10 May 2019 Friday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

 
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Michael Maciaszczyk, conductor
Halil Deniz Karaduman, guitar

W.A. Mozart | Le Nozze di Figaro Overture
J. Rodrigo | Concierto de Aranjuez
W.A. Mozart | Symphony No.41 in C major, KV.551 “Jupiter”

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18 May 2019, Saturday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

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Bilkent Youth Symphony Orchestra
Omid Mousavi
, conductor
Aksel Başaran
, piano

Özberk Miraç Sarıgül, guitar

F. Liszt | Concerto for Piano No.2, S.125
J. Rodrigo | Fantasía para un gentilhombre
A. Dvorak | Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95 “From the New World” 

 

23 May 2019, Thursday, 19.00 | Castle Museum in Lancut, Poland

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Michael Maciaszczyk, conductor
Krzysztof Meisinger, guitar

W.A. Mozart | Le Nozze di Figaro Overture, KV.492
J. Rodrigo | Concierto de Aranjuez
W.A. Mozart | Symphony No.41 in C major, KV.551 “Jupiter”

15 June 2019 Saturday, 20:30 | Bilkent Odeon

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In collaboration with TÜRKSOY

Jean François Heisser, conductor
Ministry of Culture and Tourism State Polyphonic Choir Burak Onur Erdem, choirmaster
Zhupar Gabdullina, soprano (Kazakhstan)
Dina Khamzina, mezzo-soprano (Kazakhstan)
Nurlan Bekmukhambetov, tenor (Russia)
Burak Bilgili, bass

L. van Beethoven | Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 “Choral”

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22 June 2019 Saturday, 20:30 | Bilkent Odeon

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Howard Griffiths, conductor
Bilkent Modern Dance Ensemble
Choreography: Galip Emre