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2019 – 2020

14 September 2019, Saturday, 20:30 | Bilkent Odeon

Mozart, Requiem

Bruno Mantovani, conductor
Ministry of Culture and Tourism State Polphonic Choir
Burak Onur Erdem
, choirmaster
Ezgi Karakaya, mezzo-soprano
Ayhan Uştuk, tenor
Doğukan Özkan, bass
W.A. Mozart | Requiem in D minor, KV.626

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24 September 2019, Tuesday, 20:30 | Bilkent Odeon

fazil-say1Murat Cem Orhan, conductor
Fazıl Say, piano
F. Say | Piano Concerto “Water”
F. Say | Symphony No.4 “Hope”Buy ticket

28 September 2019 Saturday, 20:00 | Nazım Hikmet Congress and Art Center, Yenimahalle


Ender Sakpınar, conductorlevent gunduz
Levent Gündüz, tenor

W.A. Mozart | Le Nozze di Figaro Overture, KV.492
A. Lara | Granada

A. Dvorak | Slavonic Dances No.8, Op.46
N. Rota | Godfather, Parla piu piano (Düz.: Stefano Mazzoleni)

G. Rossini | Il Barbiere Di Siviglia Overture
F. Tüzün | Inspirations, Finale
T. Guliyev | Sene de Galmaz
H. Zimmer | Gladiator (Arr.: John Wasson) 
J. Williams | Superman 
K. Badelt | Pirates of the Caribbean (Arr.: Ted Ricketts)
Italian Songs

J. Williams | Star Wars

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4 October 2019, Friday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

Violin-Piano Recital
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Elif Ece Cansever, violin
İlayda Deniz Oğuz, piano 

L. van Beethoven | Violin Sonata No.1, Op.12
A. Webern | Four Pieces for Violin & Piano, Op.7
E. Ysaye | Poeme Elegiaque, Op.12 
M. Ravel | Violin Sonata No.2, M77 in G major

The concert is organized under the auspices of DMEDD to support the students of Bilkent University, Faculty of Music and Performing Arts.

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12 October 2019, Saturday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

Sezon Opening ConcertEmalieSavoy-0840

Christoph Mathias Mueller, conductor
Emalie Savoy, soprano

A. Weprik | Songs and Dances of the Ghetto, Op.12
M. Ravel | Shéhérazade
G. Mahler | Symphony No.1 in D major “Titan”

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19 October 2019, Saturday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall


Pastoral Colors

Howard Griffiths, conductorNoah Bendix-Balgley
Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin

P.I. Tchaikovsky | Concerto for Violin in D major, Op.35
R. Vaughan Williams | Symphony No.5 in D major

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26 October 2019, Friday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

Republic Day Concertnil venditti

Nil Venditti, conductor
Kian Soltani, violoncello

Ü. Akbaş | World premiere, BSO commission
S. Prokofiev | Sinfonia Concertante, Op.125
S. Rachmaninov | Symphony No.1 in D minor, Op.13

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31 October 2019, Thursday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall 

For Kids (Ages 6 +)halloween
Halloween Concert (with costumes)

Bilkent Youth Symphony Orchestra
Işın Metin, 

E. Grieg | Peer Gynt, In the Hall of the Mountain King
M. Mussorgsky | Pictures at an Exhibition, Catacombs, Baba Yaga
I. Stravinsky | Firebird, Infernal Dance
P. Dukas | l’Apprenti Sorcier
J. Williams | Harry Potter, Hedwig’s Theme
D. Elfman | The Nightmare Before Christmas (Tim Burton Movie)
J. Williams | Star Wars Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back, Imperial March  

This is a concert for the whole family where everyone wears a costume or at
least a funny hat.

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


Time Travel

Christoph Poppen, conductorDilyara Idrisova
Dilyara Idrisova, soprano

G.F. Handel | Hercules, Ah think what ills
G. F. Handel | Hercules, My breast with tender pity
A. Part | Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
A. Vivaldi | In furore iustissimae irae
B. Bartok | Divertimento, Sz.113

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9 November 2019, Saturday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

In Memory for Atatürk
Dirigent Christoph Poppen

Christoph Poppen, conductor
Iraz Yıldız, piano
Yunus Tuncalı, piano

W.A. Mozart | Concerto for Two Pianos in E flat major, KV.365
L. van Beethoven | Symphony No.3 in E flat major, Op.55 “Eroica”

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

Sunlight and Shadows

Sebastian Perlowski, conductor Yang Jiang
Yang Jiang, piano

F. Chopin | Concerto for Piano No.1 in E minor, Op.11
A. Dvorak | Symphony No.7, Op.70

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


Unconditional Love

Adrien Perruchon, conductorTamara StefanovichPhoto: Marco Borggreve
Tamara Stefanovich, piano

P.I. Tchaikovsky | Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
W.A. Mozart
 | Concerto for Piano No.24 in C minor, KV.491

S. Prokofiev | Romeo & Juliet, Op.64

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30 November 2019, Saturday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall


Echoes of Eternity

Christian Lindberg, conductor-tromboneChristian Lindberg
Cem Güngör, trombone

L. Bernstein | On the Waterfront
J. Sandström
 | Concerto for Two  Trombones and Orchestra “Echoes of Eternity”

C. Lindberg | Fake News
L. Bernstein | West Side Story, Symphonic Dances

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7 December 2019, Saturday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall



Pierre Bleuse, conductorYulianna Avdeeva
Yulianna Avdeeva, piano

E. Grieg | Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op.16
D. Shostakovich | Symphony No.15 in A major, Op.141

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14 December 2019, Saturday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall


Distant Worlds

Tito Ceccherini, conductorSimone Lamsma
Simone Lamsma, violin

A. Webern | Passacaglia, Op.1
M. Bruch | Concerto for Violin No.1 in G minor
R. Strauss | Tod und Verklärung, Op.24

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21 December 2019, Saturday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

Virtuoso Brothers

Işın Metin, conductorLucas & Arthur Jussen
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F. Poulenc | Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor, FP.61
R. Strauss | Dance Suite after François Couperin, TrV.245
I. Stravinsky | Symphony in C major

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27 & 28 December 2019, Friday & Saturday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

New Year’s Concerts

Brandon Keith Brown, conductor
Asya Fateyeva, saxophone

O. Nicolai | Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor 
A. Khachaturian | Walzer aus Maskerade 
S. Prokofiev | Romeo & Juliet 
L. Delibes | Lakme, Dome Epais 
P.I. Tchaikovsky | Nutcracker, Waltz of the Flowers 
G. Rossini | William Tell Overture 
J. Strauss II | Die Fledermaus Overture 
A. Shor | Verdiana 
S. Rachmaninov | Vocalise 
J. Strauss II | An der Schonen blaun Donau 
J. Strauss II | Radetzky March

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17 January 2020, Friday, 19:00 | Bilkent Erzurum Concert Hall


Erzurum ConcertMichael Maciaszczyk3

Michael Maciaszczyk, conductor-violin

A. Vivaldi | Four Seasons, Op.8

1 February 2020, Saturday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

Beethoven 250 – Ibeethoven pulu

Masane Ota, conductor
Önder Baloğlu, violin
Çağdaş Özkan, piano
Nil Kocamangil, violoncello

L. van Beethoven | Triple Concerto, Op.56
L. Andriessen | The Nine Symphonies of Beethoven for orchestra and ice cream bell
G. Gershwin | An American in Paris

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8 February 2020, Saturday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

Rhythmic Dances

Pablo Rus Broseta, conductorPablo Rus Broseta2
Christoph Sietzen, percussion 
Elman Mecid, percussion 

A. Dorman | Double-Percussion Concerto “Spices, Perfumes, Toxins!”  
S. Rachmaninov | Symphonic Dances, Op.45

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14 & 15 February 2020, Friday & Saturday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall


Valentine’s Day Concertslos pitutos 2

Andrés Soto, conductor
Los Pitutos
Álvaro Zambrano, vocals, guitar, keyboards & percussions

Matías Pineira, horn, trumpet, vocal
Pablo Camus, vocals & guitar
Tomás Peralta, vocals, guitar, keyboards & percussions
Cristian Betancourt, percussions & vocals

No Tiene Caso | Corazón | No! | Ay Amor! | Lejos de Ti | Mate y Cumbia | Mis Lágrimas | Ven Ven Ven | Abrázame | Algo en Común  

Los Pitutos is a Chilean-Colombian band, founded in Berlin in 2015, which specialises in adaptations of popular Boleros and Cumbias and which mixes them with own compositions – leading to a unique mixture which captivates its audience and brings it to Latin America on a one way ticket.

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25 February 2020, Tuesday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

In Memory of İhsan Doğramacı
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Gürer Aykal, conductor
İdil Biret, piano

L. van Beethoven | The Creatures of Prometheus Overture, Op.43

L. van Beethoven | Symphony No.4 in B flat major, Op.60

L. van Beethoven | Concerto for Piano No.5 in E flat major, Op.73 “Emperor”


7 March 2020, Saturday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall


International Women’s DayDanusha Waskiewicz

Benjamin Yusupov, conductor
Tolga Salman, bandoneon
Danusha Waskiewicz
, viola-dance
Ronald Savkovic, dance

A. Piazzolla | Michelangelo 70
A. Piazzolla
| Concierto para Quinteto
A. Piazzolla
| Milonga del Angel
A. Piazzolla
| Oblivion
A. Piazzolla
| Libertango
(Arrangements: Tolga Salman)
B. Yusupov 
| Viola Tango Rock Concerto

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14 March 2020, Saturday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall


Fantastic Heroes

Vladimir Fanshil, conductor
Jonathan Roozeman
, violoncelloJonathan Roozeman

R. Strauss | Don Quixote, Op.35
A. Zemlinsky | The Mermaid, Fantasy for Orchestra

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21 March 2020, Saturday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall



Gürer Aykal, conductorkuba-jakowicz-kopya
Jakub Jakowicz, violin

A. Dvorak | American Suite in A major, Op.98b

F. Mendelssohn | Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op.64

E. Elgar | In the South (Alassio), Op.50

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28 March 2020, Saturday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall


Atlas of Music

Chris Moulds, conductorChristopher Moulds
G.P. Telemann | Jubel Oratorium für die Hamburger Admiralität in D major, TWV23:1
G.P. Telemann | Suite in B flat “les Nations” TWV 55:B5
H. Purcell | Abdelazer Suite
M.A. Charpentier | Te Deum, H.146 

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3 April 2020, Friday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall


İhsan Doğramacı Special Concert
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Gürer Aykal, conductor
Gülsin Onay, piano

B. Smetana | Moldau

A.A. Saygun | Concerto for Piano No.1, Op.34

N. Rimsky-Korsakov | Capriccio Espagnol, Op.34


10 April 2020, Friday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall


Beethoven 250 – IIbeethoven pulu

Can Okan, conductor
Eleanor Lyons, soprano

J. Haydn | Scena di Berenice, Hob XXIVa:10
L. van Beethoven | Egmont Overture, Op.84
L. van Beethoven | Ah! Perfido, Op.65
İ. Usmanbaş | Symphony No.2

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17 April 2020, Friday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

Ancient Heroes

Maurice Steger, conductor

Maurice Steger Photo: Marco Borggreve

Ray Chenez, countertenor

G.F. Handel | Concerto a due cori in F Major, HWV 334
G.F. Handel | Suite de danse, 1705
G.F. Handel | The Choice of Hercules, Yet can I hear that dulcet lay
H. Purcell | Masque Timon of Athens, Curtain Ground, Z. 632
G.F. Handel | Theodora, Sweet rose and lily
G.F. Handel | Belshazzar, Destructive War
G.F. Handel | Rinaldo, Venti turbini
F. Geminiani | Concerto A major for recorder & orchestra 
G.F. Handel | Alcina, Mi lusinga il dolce affetto
G.F. Handel | Alcina, Sta nell’Ircana
G.P. Telemann | Concerto for 3 trumpets, timpani, oboe, strings & b.c., TWV54:D3

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21, 22 April 2020, Tuesday, Wednesday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall


Kids Concert
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Murat Cem Orhan, conductor
Children’s Choir of Early Music Training Program
Bilkent FMPA Soloists

9 May 2020, Saturday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall



Beethoven 250 – III

beethoven pulu

15 May 2020, Friday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall


Concert of Youth
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Sibil Arsenyan, conductor 
Bilkent FMPA Soloists

22 August 2019, Thursday, 20:30 | D-Marin Turgutreis

Bodrum Music Festival Opening Concertfazil-say1

Nil Venditti, conductor
Fazıl Say, piano

L. van Beethoven | Concerto for Piano Konçertosu No.3 in C minor, Op.37
F. Mendelssohn | Symphony No.4 in A major, Op.90 “İtalian”

23 August 2019, Friday, 21:00 | D-Marin Turgutreis


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İbrahim Yazıcı, conductor
Pablo Ferrandez, violoncello

A. Dvorak | Concerto for Violoncello in B minor, Op.104
F. Say | Symphony No.4 “Hope” (Turkish premiere)