Ankara Music Festival turns 35

The Ankara Music Festival, organized by the Sevda-Cenap And Music Foundation, will be celebrating its 35th year between April 4 and 26.

The longest-running festival in the Turkish capital, the 35th Ankara Music Festival will host nearly 400 artists from Turkey, Spain, Hungary, the U.S., Georgia, Czech Republic, Italy and Romania to present selected works from the fields of music, dance and jazz.

The festival’s opening will be made by the Presidential Symphonic Orchestra (CSO) under the baton of Rengim Gökmen. The soloist of the concert will be Turkey’s internationally-acclaimed pianist İdil Biret.

The closing concert, organized to commemorate the late president of the Sevda-Cenap And Music Foundation, Mehmet Başman, will be presented by Sibiu Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Romanian conductor Constantin Grigore and Gabriel Croitoru as the soloist.

The Franz Lizst Chamber Orchestra, the Turkish violinist Alican Süner, a successful young representative of chamber music, the Saygun Quartet, Bosphorus Trio and the Culture Ministry State Polyphonic Choir are among the performers of the festival this year.

Popular representatives of dance and jazz, Compania Flamenca El Carpeta & Antonio Canales will meet Turkish audiences for the first time at the Ankara Music Festival with a magnificent show.

Italy’s Spellbound contemporary ballet, the Georgian State Ballet Sukhishvili, which has so far reached 50 million viewers in the world with 9,200 performances, the David Hazeltine Trio and the Cyrus Chestnut Trio will be other performers of the festival.

All festival concerts will take place at the MEB Şura Hall and the CSO concert hall. Ticket prices range between 20 and 125 Turkish Liras. Tickets will be on sale starting on March 15.


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