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2019 – 2020

Dear Listeners,

As part of the precautionary measures taken by Bilkent University against coronavirus disease (Covid-19), concerts by the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra on March 28th, April 3rd, 10th and 17th, 2020 are now cancelled.

Tickets will be refunded.
We thank you for your understanding.

 

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

 

Kids Concert
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Murat Cem Orhan, conductor
Children’s Choir of Early Music Training Program
Defne Güngör
, violin
Ekin Dila Demirtaş
, violoncello
Efe Sağıroğluları
, xylophone

H. Wieniawski | Concerto for Violin No.2, Op.22, (movement 1)
J. Haydn – D. Popper
| Concerto for Violoncello No.5 in C major (movement 2 & 3)
H. Rzayev
| Concertino

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

 

Kids Concert
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Murat Cem Orhan, conductor
Children’s Choir of Early Music Training Program
Defne Kükürt
, violin
Kıvanç Arda Şabi
, violoncello
Deniz Neva Ertürk
, piano

D. Kabalevsky | Concerto for Violin in C major, Op.48 (movement 1)
C. Saint-Saens
| Concerto for Violoncello (movement 1)
W.A. Mozart
| Concerto for Piano No.21 in C major, KV.467 (movement 1)

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28 April 2020, Tuasday, 11:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

 

Youth Concertgenclere konserler

 

Murat Cem Orhan, conductor
Burak Noyan, narrator

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

Beethoven 250 – IIIbeethoven pulu

Andreas Neufeld, violin
Stephan Picard, violin
Lise Berthaud, viola
Zvi Plesser, violoncello
Eren Kuştan, violin
Nazik Rahmedova, violin
Bahar Kutay, violin
Adelya Ateşoğlu, violin
Yukiyo Hirano, viola
Emre Coşkun Akman, viola
Yiğit Ülgen, violoncello
Verda Çavuşoğlu, violoncello

L. van Beethoven | String Quartet in F minor, Op.95
F. Mendelssohn | Octet in E flat major, Op.20

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

 

Concert of Youth
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Sibil Arsenyan, conductor 
İdil Arıcan
, violin
Ada Dinçer
, flute
Çetin Özen
, marimba

J. Sibelius | Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op.47 (movement 1)
F. Borne
| Fantaisie brillante sur Carmen
A. Khachaturian
| Concerto for Violin in D minor (movement 3)

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13 June 2020, Saturday, 20:30 | Bilkent Odeon

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In collaboration with TÜRKSOY

Emil Tabakov, conductor
Gulzat Daurbayeva
, soprano (Kazakhstan)
Talgat Mussabayev
, baritone ( Kazakhstan)
Ministry of Culture and Tourism State Polyphonic Choir
Burak Onur Erdem
, choirmaster

G. Verdi | Nabucco, Overture
G. Verdi
| Il Trovatore, Mira di acerba lagrime
U. Giordano
| Andrea Chénier, Nemico della patria
G. Verdi
| La forza del destino, Pace, pace mio Dio
F. Lehar
| The cheerful widow, Danilo & Hanna’s Duet
G. Faure
 | Requiem in D minor, Op.48

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20 June 2020, Saturday, 20:30 | Bilkent Odeon

Fazıl Say at Bilkent Odeon
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Julien Masmondet, conductor
Fazıl Say
, piano

L. van Beethoven | Concerto for Piano No.3 in C minor, Op.37
M. Mussorgsky
| Pictures at an Exhibition

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5 September 2020 Saturday, 20:30 | Bilkent Odeon

Beethoven 250 – IVgulsin-onay1-kopya

Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
Howard Griffiths
, conductor

Gülsin Onay, piano
Eylem Demirhan, soprano
Özge Kalelioğlu, mezzo-soprano
Ayhan Uştuk, tenor
Tuncay Kurtoğlu, bass
Ministry of Culture and Tourism State Polyphonic Choir
Burak Onur Erdem
, choirmaster
Barış İçin Müzik Orkestrası

F. Chopin | Andante spianato et Grande polonaise brillante, Op.22  
L. van Beethoven | Choral Fantasy in C minor, Op.80
A. Márquez | Danzón No.2
L. van Beethoven | Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 “Choral”, Finale

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2019 – 2020 Previous Concert

 

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, 20:30 | 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)

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

Mozart, Requiem

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

 

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

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

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

Klasinema

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
T. Guliyev | Sene de Galmaz
H. Zimmer | Gladiator
J. Williams | Superman
K. Badelt | Pirates of the Caribbean
Italian Songs
J. Williams | Star Wars

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”

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

 

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

Republic Day Concertnil venditti

Nil Venditti, conductor
Kian Soltani, violoncello

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

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

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

Bilkent Youth Symphony Orchestra
Işın Metin, 
conductor

E. Grieg | Peer Gynt, In the Hall of the Mountain King
M. Mussorgsky | Pictures at an Exhibition, Catacombs, Baba Yaga, The Grand Gate of Kiev
I. Stravinsky | Firebird, Infernal Dance
P. Dukas | l’Apprenti Sorcier
J. Williams | Harry Potter, Hedwig’s Theme, Nimbus 2000, Harry’s Wondrous World
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.

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

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”

 

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

Fascinating Melodies Michael Maciaszczyk3

Michael Maciaszczyk, conductor
Yang Jiang, piano

W.A. Mozart | Concerto for Piano No.23 in A major, KV.488
A. Dvorak | Symphony No.8, Op.88

 

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

 

 

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, World Premiere
L. Bernstein | West Side Story, Symphonic Dances

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

DSCHYulianna Avdeeva

Pierre Bleuse, conductor
Yulianna Avdeeva, piano

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

 

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

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

Virtuoso Brothers

Işın Metin, conductorLucas & Arthur Jussen
Lucas & Arthur Jussen, piano …………………………………………………………………………

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

 

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

New Year’s Concerts
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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 Blauen Donau
J. Strauss II | Radetzky March

Our concert on December 28th is live on Facebook.

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15 January 2020, Wednesday, 19:00 | Bilkent Erzurum Concert Hall

Seasonsmasane Ota 2

Masane Ota, conductor
Yevgeniy Kostrytskyy, violin

W.A. Mozart | Symphony No.27 in G major, KV.199
A. Vivaldi | Four Seasons, Op.8

 

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

Seasonsmasane Ota 2

 

Masane Ota, conductor
Yevgeniy Kostrytskyy, violin

W.A. Mozart | Symphony No.27 in G major, KV.199
A. Vivaldi | Four Seasons, Op.8

 

 

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

Beethoven 250 – ISebastian_Perlowski_koncert-04

Sebastian Perlowski, conductor
Önder Baloğlu, violin
Nil Kocamangil, violoncello
Çağdaş Özkan, piano

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

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

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

Valentine’s Day Concertslos pitutos 3

Andrés Soto, conductor
Los Pitutos
Álvaro Zambrano, vocal, guitar, keyboards, percussion
Matías Pineira, horn, trumpet, vocal
Pablo Camus, vocal, guitar
Tomás Peralta, vocal, guitar, keyboards, percussion
Cristian Betancourt, percussion, vocal

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.

19 & 20 February 2020, Wednesday, Thursday, 11:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

Youth Concerts

Murat Cem Orhan, conductorgenclere konserler
Burak Noyan, narrator

 

23 February 2020 Sunday, 20:00 | ATO Congressium

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Bilkent Chamber Orchestra
Fazıl Say, piano
Senem Demircioğlu, mezzo-soprano

F. Say | Silk Road
F. Say | “Yürüyen Köşk”
W.A. Mozart | Concerto for Piano No.12, KV.414
L. van Beethoven | Piano Sonata “Moonlight”
F. Say | Ballade for Mezzo-soprano & Piano, Op.54b

 

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