Project Description

2023 – 2024

2020 – 2021

10 September 2023
Sunday 15.00
Bilkent Odeon

Gift for Children
Journey to Dream World

Murat Göktaş, conductor

Cartoon Collection
Cinderella
Ratatouille
Jungle Book
Iced Aged
Mickey Mouse March
Narnia
Shrek
101 Dalmatians
The Polar Express
Madagascar
Frozen

16 September 2023
Saturday 20.00
Bilkent Odeon

John Williams vs Han Zimmer
Film Musics Concert X

Howard Griffiths, conductor

Olympic Fanfare and Theme
The Dark Knight Rises
Harry Potter
Inception
Schindler’s List
Gladiator
Star Wars
Interstellar
Indiana Jones
Madagascar
Superman
Pirates of the Caribbean

23 September 2023
Saturday 18.00
Bilkent Odeon

The Lord of The Rings

Can Okan, conductor

The Fellowship of the Ring | A Knife in the Dark
The Fellowship of the Ring | Concerning Hobbits
The Fellowship of the Ring | The Bridge of Khazad Dum
The Fellowship of the Ring | The Prophecy
The Fellowship of the Ring | The Shadow of the Past
The Two Towers | The Riders of Rohan
The Two Towers | Evenstar
The Two Towers | Isengard Unleashed
The Two Towers | Gollum’s Song
The Two Towers | Forth Eorlingas
The Return of the King | Hope and Memory
The Return of the King | Minas Tirith
The Return of the King | The White Tree
The Return of the King | The Fields of the Pelennor

14 October 2023
Saturday 20.00
Bilkent Concert Hall

Season Opening Concert- 30th Anniversary

Vladimir Fanshil, conductor
Anna Egholm, violin

J. P. Rameau | Les Indes Galantes
F. Mendelssohn | Violin Concerto, Op. 64
S. Rachmaninoff | Symphonic Dances, Op.45

21 October 2023
Saturday 20.00
Bilkent Concert Hall

Melodic Journey

Rovshan Amrakhov, konzertmeister

W. A. Mozart | Symphony No.29, A Major, K.201
A. Dvorák | Romance for Violin and Orchestra, F minor, Op.11
B. Bartók | Divertimento for String Orchestra

29 October 2023
Sunday 20.00
Bilkent Concert Hall

100th Anniversary Concert of the Republic of Türkiye

Can Okan, conductor
Umut Sağlam, violoncello

A. Yurdusev | Indigo: Öz (World Premiere)
P. I. Tchaikovsky | Variations on a Rococo Theme
C. R. Rey | Türkiye

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11 November 2023
Saturday 20.00
Bilkent Concert Hall

In Memory of Atatürk

Can Okan, conductor
Lucas & Arthur Jussen, piano

E. Elgar | Elegy, Op.58
F. Say | Phoenix (Concerto for Piano 4 Hands and Orchestra)
J. Sibelius | Symphony No.2, Op.43

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18 November 2023
Saturday 20.00
Bilkent Concert Hall

Autumn Song

Finnegan Downie Dear, conductor
Benedict Nelson, baritone

G. Mahler | “Blumine”
G. Mahler | Rückert Lieder
C. Nielsen | Symphony No.4, Op.29

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2 December 2023
Saturday 20.00
Bilkent Concert Hall

In Memory of Ersin Onay

Matthew Coorey, conductor
Gary Hoffman, violoncello

M. Özkan | Intermezzo for Orchestra
A. Dvořák | Violoncello Concerto, Op.104
J. Brahms | Symphony No.4, Op.98

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9 December 2023
Saturday 20.00
Bilkent Concert Hall

Baroque Music

Tolga Atalay Ün, conductor
Saygun Philharmonic Choir
Çiğdem Aytepe, choirmaster

Zeynep Ülbegi, soprano
Eylül Lambacı, soprano
Samed Kahreman, contrtenor

J. B. Lully | Marche Pour la Cérémonie des Turcs
G. F. Handel | Sarabande
J. S. Bach | Orchestral Suite, No.3, D Major
M. A. Charpentier | Marche de Triomphe
A. Vivaldi | Gloria, D Major, RV 589

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28-29 December 2023
Thursday-Friday 20.00
Bilkent Concert Hall

New Year’s Concerts

Vinzenz Praxmarer, conductor
Graciela Morales, soprano

J. Strauss | Ouverture “Die Fledermaus”
J. Strauss | Klänge der Heimat” (Csárdás) (Die Fledermaus)
J. Strauss | Persischer Marsch, Op.289
J. Strauss | Tausend und eine Nacht, Walzer, Op.346
F. Lehar | Märchen aus “Tausendundeiner Nacht” Scène Fantastique Op.3
F. Lehar | Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiß (Giuditta)
A. Dvořák | Carnival Ouverture Op. 92
C. Gounod | Je veux vivre (Roméo et Juliette)
J. Strauss | Aquarellen, Walzer, Op.258
J. Strauss | Ohne Sorgen, Polka schnell Op.271
L. Arditi | Il bacio
F. von Suppe | Ouverture “Die schöne Galathee”

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3 February 2024
Saturday 20.00
Bilkent Concert Hall

Spanish Rhythms

Romain Dumas, conductor
Kai Strobel, percussion

F. Cruixent | Focs d’artifici
A. Dvořák | Symphony No.8, Op.88

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14 February 2024
Wednesday 20.00
Bilkent Concert Hall

Valentine’s Day Concert

Murat Göktaş, conductor

Andalusia
Kağan Korad, guitar

I. Albeniz | M. de Falla | G. Bizet

“Historia d’amour”
Nazik Rahmedova, solo violin
Hüseynali Hüseynaliyev, solo violin
Anna Chebukova, violin
Svetlana Rebresh, violin
Tijana Silinger, viola
Laura Ann Krentzman, viola
Serdar Rasul, violoncello
Burak Noyan, double bass
Elif Önal, piano

E. Elgar | J. Hurwitz | J. Peterburshsky | N. Rota | A. Piazzolla | M. Kibar | Luhrmann & Pearce | E. Morricone | A. Villoldo

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17 February 2024
Saturday 20.00
Bilkent Concert Hall

Brahms & Shostakovich

Gürer Aykal, conductor
Hande Küden, violin

J. Brahms | Violin Concerto, D Major, Op.77
D. Shostakovich | Symphony No.9, Op.70

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25 February 2024
Sunday 20.00
Bilkent Concert Hall

In Memory of İhsan Doğramacı

Gürer Aykal, conductor
Can Çakmur, piano

W. A. Mozart| Piano Concerto No.20, K.466
P. I. Tchaikovsky | Symphony No.2, Op.17 “The Little Russian”

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2 March 2024
Saturday 20.00
Bilkent Concert Hall

Bilkent Youth Symphony Orchestra

Atay Bağcı, conductor
Elif Naz Karabulut, piano
Zeynep Arslan, violoncello

G. Rossini | La Cenerentola
W. A. Mozart | Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.20, D Major, K.466 I. Allegro
D. Popper | Concert Polonaise
L. van Beethoven | Symphony No.6, F Major, Op.68 “Pastoral”

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9 March 2024
Saturday 20.00
Bilkent Concert Hall

Baroque Music II

Tolga Atalay Ün, conductor
Saygun Philharmonic Choir
Çiğdem Aytepe, choirmaster

İrem Kırgız, soprano 1
Deniz Özsökmenler, soprano 2
Samed Kahreman, alto
Oğulcan Gökalp, tenor
Mert Özdemir, bass baritone

J. S. Bach | Orchestral Suite No.4, D Major BWV 1069
A. Corelli | Concerto Grosso, Op.6, No.8 “Christmas Concerto”
J. S. Bach | Magnificat, D Major, BWV 243

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23 March 2024
Saturday 20.00
Bilkent Concert Hall

In Memory of Server Ganiyev

Claudio Vandelli, conductor
Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev, violin

B. Bartok | Violin Concerto No.2, B Major
A. Dvořák | Symphony No.9, Op.95

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3 April 2024
Wednesday 20.00
Bilkent Concert Hall

İhsan Doğramacı Special Concert

Gürer Aykal, conductor
Gülsin Onay, piano

B. Smetana | Má Vlast, “The Moldau”
J. Strauss 
| Kaiserwalzer, Op.437
İhsan Doğramacı International Composition Competition finalists

W. A. Mozart | Piano Concerto No.12, A Major, K.414

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20 April 2024
Saturday 20.00
Bilkent Concert Hall

Bilkent Children’s Symphony Orchestra Concert

Bilkent Children’s Symphony Orchestra
Yiğit Ülgen
, conductor
Noriyoshi Murakami, conductor
Bilkent Music Preparatory Choir
Hilal Bıçaklar, choir master

Mozart | Karayev | Roost | Wagner | Shaffer | Respighi | Bartók | Egüz | Yönetken | Taviloğlu | Aydoğan & A. Çakmakçıoğlu

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27 April 2024
Saturday 20.00
Bilkent Concert Hall

The Saga of Arhaveli İsmail

Murat Cem Orhan, conductor
Joë Christophe, clarinet

T. Yayalar | Echoes and Ashes: The Saga of Arhaveli Ismail (World Premiere)
W. A. Mozart | Clarinet Concerto, A Major, KV.622
P. I. Tchaikovsky | Symphony No.5, Op.64

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4 May 2024
Saturday 20.00
Bilkent Concert Hall

Baroque Music III

Tolga Atalay Ün, conductor
Saygun Philharmonic Choir
Çiğdem Aytepe, choirmaster
Anna Chebukova, violin
Ogün Koyunoğlu, oboe
Eylül Lambacı, soprano 1
Deniz Özsökmenler, soprano 2
Samed Kahreman, alto
Ediz Öztürk, tenor
Melih Fırat Çalışkan, bass baritone

H. Biber | Battalia à 10
J. S. Bach | Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C Minor BWV 1060R
G. F. Handel | Dixit Dominus HWV 232

19 May 2024
Sunday 15.00
Bilkent Odeon

Disney on Stage

Murat Göktaş, conductor
İpek Özdengiz, violin
Bozok Demirel, trombone
Early Music Education Choir
Choir Instructors:
Betül Alpay
Cem Değirmen
Doğa Kılıç
Hilal Bıçaklar
İlayda Erenler
Melis Çıklaçifçi

A. Dvorak | Romance for Violin and Orchestra
M. Sun | Cumhuriyet – Başlangıç Müziği
R. Korsakov | Trombone Concerto
Disney on Stage

1  June 2024
Saturday 20.00
Bilkent Odeon

SCI-FI Spectacular Movies

Can Okan, conductor
Saygun Philharmonic Choir
Çiğdem Aytepe, choirmaster
Samed Kahreman, assistant choirmaster

Avatar
Star Wars
Back to the Future
E.T
Independence Day
Iron Man
X-Men
Thor
Transformers
The Martian
Star Trek
Superman
Interstellar

8 June 2024
Sunday 15.00
Bilkent Odeon

Harry Potter

Can Okan, conductor

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows