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2018 – 2019

13 December 2018 Thursday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

Bilkent Youth Symphony Orchestraomid mousavi

Omid Mousavi, conductor
Arya Su Gülenç, piano

J. Sibelius | Finlandia
J. Haydn | Concerto for Piano No.11 in D major, 2 & 3 movements
L. van Beethoven | Symphony No.7 in A major, Op.92
A. Marquez | Danzon No.2

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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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17 December 2018, Monday, 20:00 | Bilkent Theater Hall

 

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Elman Mecid Percussion Recital

Xenakis, Gerasimezz, Zivkovic, Schwanter, Marjan, Alvarez

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19 December 2018, Wednesday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

 

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Barış Demirezer, conductor
Batuhan Civelek, oboe

Ömer Berk Taraklı, clarinet

L.A. Lebrun | Concerto for Oboe in D minor
C.M. von Weber | Concerto for Clarinet No.1 in F minor, Op.71
L. van Beethoven | Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67

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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
Waltzes, Polkas, Songs 
J. Strauss II, A. Dvorak, B. Smetana, J. Brahms, J. Offenbach, F. Lehar
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4 February 2019 Monday, 20:00 | 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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Yiğit Aydın, 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

G. Rossini, W.A. Mozart, C. Saint-Saens, G. Verdi, F. Lehar, G. Bizet, L. Delibes

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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
Isabel Rey, 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

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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

In Pursuit of Far-Reaching Timegurer-aykal

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

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

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

İhsan Doğramacı Special Concertgulsin-onay1-kopya

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

Kids Concerts

Bilkent Children’s Symphony Orchestra
Bilkent Youth Symphony Orchestra
Barış Demirezer
, conductor
Children’s Choir of Early Music Training Program
Bilkent MPS Soloists

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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10 May 2019 Friday, 19:00 | Bilkent Erzurum Concert Hall

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

Concert of Youth

Bilkent Youth Symphony Orchestra
Ankara Youth Symphony Orchestra
Barış Demirezer, conductor
Ezgi Karakaya
, mezzo-soprano
Bilkent FMPA Soloists

A.A. Saygun | Four Songs, Op.48
A.A. Saygun | İnsan Üzerine Deyişler No.1, Op.60

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21-24 May 2019

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Michael Maciaszczyk, conductor

29 May 2019 Wednesday, 20:00 | A.A. Saygun Performance Hall

Contemporary Music Series 3

Ellen Jewett, violin

A.A. Saygun, O. Türkmen, M. Cetiz

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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

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

22 June 2019 Saturday, 20:30 | Bilkent Odeon

Soundtracks

Howard Griffiths, conductor

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

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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

Paul Goodwin, conductorpablo-fernandez kopya
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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