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2020 – 2021

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Metamorphoses

Can Okan, conductor
Nazik Rahmedova, violin
Yukiyo Hirano, viola

W.A. Mozart | Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major, KV.364
R. Strauss | Metamorphosen for 23 strings
R. Strauss | Serenade for Winds in E flat major, Op.7
Recording: 28 January 2021, Bilkent Concert Hall

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Valentine’s Day Concert

Kağan Korad, guitar
Tolga Salman, bandoneon

A. Piazzolla | Hommage à Liège
R. Dyens | Concertomaggio: Omaggio a Piazzolla
P. Mascagni | Cavallaria rusticana: Intermezzo
E. Elgar | Salut d’Amour
Recording: 11 February 2021, Bilkent Concert Hall

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Ebullient Music

Ayrton Desimpelaere, conductor
Indira Rahmatulla, violoncello

C.P.E. Bach | Concerto for Violoncello in A major
W.A. Mozart | Symphony No.25 in G minor, KV.183/173dB
A. Dvorak | Serenade in D minor, Op.44
Recording: 24 December 2020, Bilkent Concert Hall

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Horn, Horn

Ayrton Desimpelaere, conductor
Mustafa Kaplan, horn

Hasan Erim Hacat, horn

G.F. Handel | Messiah Overture
A. Rosetti | Concerto for 2 Horns and Orchestra in F major, RWV C60
I. Stravinsky | Pulcinella Suite
Recording: 17 December 2020, Bilkent Concert Hall

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Vestiges of the past

Ayrton Desimpelaere, conductor
Dritan Gani, double bass

C.P.E. Bach | Symphony in D major, H.663 (W.183/1)
C.D. von Dittersdorf | Concerto for Double Bass in E major
P.I. Tchaikovsky | Souvenir de Florence in D minor, Op.70
Recording: 10 December 2020, Bilkent Concert Hall

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Classic Brass

Bilkent Brass Ensemble

P. Dukas | Fanfare pour précéder “La Péri”
R. Premru | Five Movements from Divertimento
G. Gershwin | An American in Paris
G. Rossini | Largo al Factotum
G. Gershwin | Rhapsody in Blue
G. Bizet | Carmen Suite
Recording: 29 November 2020, Bilkent Concert Hall

 

2020 – 2021 Previous Concerts

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 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 Müziği
N.K. Akses | Sesleniş
M. Sun | Cumhuriyet, Dönüşüm
C.R. Rey | Türkiye Suite, X. Allegro giocoso
A.A. Saygun | Özsoy Opera Overture
H.F. Alnar | İstanbul Suite, I. Andante con moto, IV. Molto Vivace
U.C. Erkin | Sinfonietta, III. Allegro
M. Sun | Cumhuriyet, Bozkır
F. Tüzün | Inspirations, Final: Allegro Vivace

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1 November 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.

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8 November 2020, Sunday, 17.00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

In Memory for Atatürk

Viktor Ploskina, conductor
Onurcan Çağatay
, trumpet

E. Elgar | Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op.20
J.B.G. Neruda | Concerto for Trumpet in E flat major
Ü. Akbaş | Kırık Çemberler
G. Mahler | Symphony No.5, Adagietto

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22 November 2020, Sunday, 17.00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

In Memory for Server Ganiyev

Işın Metin, conductor
Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev, violin
Ceyla Ganiyeva
, violin

Hayreddin Hoxha, violoncello

S. Barber | Adagio
J.S. Bach | Concerto for Violin in A minor, BWV 1041
A. Vivaldi | Concerto for Two Violins and Violoncello in D minor, Op.3, No.11
F. Amirov | Symphony for String Orchestra “Nizami”

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27 November 2020 Friday, 20.00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

ensemble XX. jahrhundert

Viennese contemporary music group “ensemble XX. jahrhundert“ plays Bilkent students’ pieces.

Peter Burwik, conductor

Johannes Maria Staud | Lagrein
Atabak Amjadi | Parallel Limbo
Mohammed H. Javaheri | Unison
Tokzhan Karatai | Patterns from the Past
Arda Yurdusev | Seyyah Trio
Deniz Aslan | Music for Ensemble
Julia Purgina | Kammermusik II

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29 November 2020, Sunday, 15.00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

Classic Brass 

P. Dukas | Fanfare pour précéder “La Péri”
R. Premru | Five Movements from Divertimento
G. Gershwin | An American in Paris
G. Rossini | Largo al Factotum
G. Gershwin | Rhapsody in Blue
G. Bizet | Carmen Suite  

 

9 December 2020, Wednesday, 18.00 | Bilkent Concert Hall

Gülsin Onay Piano Recital

L. van Beethoven | Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor, Op.13 “Pathetique”
A.A. Saygun | Preludes on “Aksak” Rhythms, Op.45
B. Bartok | 7 Sketches, Op.9b
L. van Beethoven | Piano Sonata No.21 in C major, Op.53 “Waldstein”

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