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Season Concerts

2020 – 2021

Dear Listeners,

As we write these lines, we cannot know exactly how we will proceed with the concerts we imagined and devised. It seems that this season will be an extraordinary one in many ways. We are required to design the artistic content time and time again. Still, all these restrictions enable us to use our intelligence and creativity more efficiently.

We will divide our season into short periods and share them with you. Our concerts will take place at 15:00 on Sundays at the Bilkent Odeon. We have re-defined the seating plans in our halls to protect the health of musicians and audience members.

Our program will include the works of our great composer İlhan Usmanbaş, whose centenary we will celebrate next year, as well as the works of the Turkish Five, Yalçın Tura, Muammer Sun, and young generation composers.

We wish this season to be an expression of the hope, morale and will shared by the musicians who have not been able to perform on stage and our listeners who could not participate in any artistic activity for months.

Nusret İspir
Music Director

11 October 2020, Sunday, 15.00 | Bilkent Odeon

 Season Opening Concert

Yevgeniy Kostrytskyy, violin

J. Haydn | Concerto for Violin in C major 
J.S. Bach | Concerto for Violin in A minor, BWV.1041
A. Piazzolla | Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

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18 October 2020, Sunday, 15.00 | Bilkent Odeon

From the Baroque to the Present

Elşad Bagirov, conductor
Irina Nikotina, violin
Albena Sezer, flute
Ebru Aykal, flute

Y. Tura | Suite for Small Orchestra No.3
J.S. Bach | Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G major
G.F. Handel | Royal Fireworks Music

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25 October 2020, Sunday, 15.00 | Bilkent Odeon

Republic Day Concert

Elşad Bagirov, conductor

M. Sun | Cumhuriyet, Başlangıç
N.K. Akses | Scherzo on the Neva Kar by Itri for Orchestra
M. Sun | Kurtuluş, Sevda Çiçeği
C.R. Rey | Türkiye Suite
A.A. Saygun | Özsoy Opera Overture
U.C. Erkin | Festival Overture
M. Sun | Cumhuriyet, Bozkır
H.F. Alnar | İki Dans
F. Tüzün | Çayda Çıra

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25 October 2020, Sunday, 15.00 | Bilkent Odeon

For Kids (Ages 6 +)

Halloween Concert (with costumes)

Bilkent Brass Ensemble

G. Richards | Champagne
D. Elfman | The Nightmare Before Christmas
C. Hazell | Three Brass Cats (Mr. Jums, Black Sam, Borage)
C. Hazell | Kraken
J. Parker | A Londoner in New York (Harlem, Crysler Building, Grand Central)
A. Piazzolla | Suite from Maria de Buenos Aires (Arr.: Steven Verhelst)
G. Richards | Fundador

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