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2019 – 2020

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

Beethoven 250 – ISebastian_Perlowski_koncert-04

Sebastian Perlowski, 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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5 February 2020, Wednesday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

Bilkent Music Days V

Light and Dark

Nero Trio
Onur Türkeş, flute

Poyraz Baltacıgil, violoncello
Başar Can Kıvrak, piano

C.M. von Weber | Trio in G minor, Op.63
N. Kapustin | Trio, Op.86

Quintet Baku
Hüseynali Hüseynaliyev, violin
Süleyman Babakişizade, violin
Üzeyir Mahmudbeyli, viola
Katryna Klymenko, violoncello
Tofiq Şıhıyev, piano

D. Shostakovich | Piano Quintet in G minor, Op.57

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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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12 February 2020, Wednesday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

Bilkent Music Days V

At the Summit

Aden Trio 
Yağızcan Keskin, clarinet
Ferec Necef, violoncello
Tayfun İlhan, piano 

W.A. Mozart | Trio, KV.498 “Kegelstatt”
L. van Beethoven | Trio in B flat major, Op.11 

Hande Dalkılıç & Nemeth Quartet 
Gülen Ege Serter, violin
Şeniz Aybulus, violin
Elena Ünaldı, viola
Mutlu Varlık Kocaili, violoncello
Hande Dalkılıç, piano 

A. Dvorak | Piano Quintet in A major, Op.81

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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.

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

Youth Concerts

Murat Cem Orhan, conductorgenclere konserler
Burak Noyan, narrator

 

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

Bilkent Music Days V

Night of Baroque Voice

Umut Kosman & Con Fuoco
Umut Kosman, baritone
Ayşe Özge Erdem, violin
Çise Korkmaz, violin
Yeliz Özkaya, viola
Zeynep Aslı Gültekin, violoncello
Malahat İsmayilova, piano 

G. F. Handel | Le Rejouissance
G. F. Handel | Arrival of the Queen
G. F. Handel | Hornpipe
G. F. Handel | Xerse, Ombra mai fu
A. Stradella | Pieta Signore
A. Vivaldi | Il Guistino, Vedro con mio diletto
J. P. Lully | Marche pour la ceremonie des turcs
P. Nardini | Quartet No.2 in C major
A. Vivaldi | Passacaglia “Piango gemo sospiro”
A. Vivaldi | Bajazet, D’ove la figlia
A. Vivaldi | Tito Manlio, Se il cor guerriero
Arrangements: Umut Kosman

Ometis
İrem Kırgız, soprano
Elif Canbazoğlu, alto
Esra Gökoğlu, violin
Tangör Ertaş, violin
Murat Cangal, viola
Onur Şenler, violoncello
Seçil İrem Keskin, double bass

G.B. Pergolesi | Stabat Mater  

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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”

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

Bilkent Music Days V

Tribute to Hoca Bey

Bilkent Youth Symphony Orchestra
Işın Metin, conductor
Winner of Bilkent Audition 

L. van Beethoven | Leonore Overture No.3, Op.72b
W.A. Mozart | Symphony No.35 in D major, KV.385 “Haffner”

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4 March 2020, Wednesday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

Bilkent Music Days V

Impressions 

Trio Echo
Onur Türkeş, flute
Orhan Çelebi, viola
Merve Kocabeyler, harp 

C. Debussy | Sonata for Flute, Harp & Viola
J. İbert | Deux Interludes 

Bir Quartet 
Eren Kuştan, violin
Nazik Rahmedova, violin
Elif Kuştan, viola
Yiğit Ülgen, violoncello 

M. Ravel | Quartet in F major

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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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11 March 2020, Wednesday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

Bilkent Music Days V

Beethoven, 250 Years Later

İlhan & Karataş & Dizmen Trio 
Yiğit Karataş, violin
Sinan Dizmen, violoncello
Tayfun İlhan, piano 

L. van Beethoven | Piano Trio in D major, Op.70 No.1 “Ghost”  

Mesmerism
İlayda Yılmaz, clarinet
Zeynep Bilgesu Bozkaplan, bassoon
İrem Gürsoy, horn
İdil Arıcan, violin
Nilsu Erten, viola
İdil Bursa, violoncello
Doğukan Pahsa, double bass 

L. van Beethoven | Septet in E flat major, Op.20

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

Fantastic Heroes

Vladimir Fanshil, conductor
Jonathan Roozeman
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R. Strauss | Don Quixote, Op.35
A. Zemlinsky | The Mermaid, Fantasy for Orchestra

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18 March 2020, Wednesday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

Bilkent Music Days V

Young Stars

Rezonans Quintet
Sezer Öykü Çenteler, violin
Selinsu Zeynep Düz, violin
Arcan İsenkul, viola
Arda Büyükgüral, violoncello
Tuna Bilgin, piano

U.C. Erkin | Piano Quintet

AGSO Wind Quintet & Tuna Bilgin
Ada Dinçer, flute
Ogün Koyunoğlu, oboe
Efil Özdemir, clarinet
Melisa Büyükyörük, bassoon
Tuğçe Divrik, horn
Tuna Bilgin, piano

F. Poulenc | Sextet for Piano & Winds, Op.100
L. Thuille | Sextet, Op.6

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

Echoes

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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25 March 2020, Wednesday, 20:00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

Bilkent Music Days V

From Andalucia to Beatles

Q-Art & Kağan Korad 
Kağan Korad, guitar
Esra Gökoğlu, violin
Emel Özer, violn
Murat Cangal, viola
Demet Gökalp, violoncello
Hacer Özlü, double bass
Soner Özer, percussion 

I. Albeniz | Tres Piezas Espanolas
M. de Falla | Danza Del Molinero
G. Bizet | Carmen Suite
Arrangements: Kağan Korad 

Bilkent Pro & Cem Çeliksırt 
Cem Çeliksırt, guitar
Irina Nikotina, violin
Feruza Abdullayeva, violin
Emre Akman, viola
Serdar Rasul, violoncello

L. Brouwer | Beatles “From Yesterday to Penny Lane” 

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

Atlas of Music

Chris Moulds, conductorChristopher Moulds
“50th Years” TRT Ankara Radio Polphonic Choir
Giampaolo Vessella, choirmaster

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

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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-recorder

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

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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
Nil Cetiz, 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 
Bilkent FMPA Soloists

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

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Emil Tabakov, conductor
Ministry of Culture and Tourism State Polyphonic Choir
Burak Onur Erdem
, choirmaster

Overtures, Arias

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
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
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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

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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
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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

 

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

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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