81st Anniversary of the
Bilkent Symphony Orchestra Republic Day Concert Program
Friday, October 29 at the Bilkent Concert Hall at
Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
State Opera and Ballet Choir
Emil Tabakov, conductor
Feryal Türkoğlu, soprano
Şebnem Algın, mezzo-soprano
Ayhan Uştuk, tenor
Suat Arıkan, bass
Sunay Muratov, choirmaster
L.van Beethoven / Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
New CD to Feature Erkin's Music
The Bilkent Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has recorded works of the Turkish
composer Ulvi Cemal Erkin for a new CD. The orchestra made the recording under the
direction of its music director, Emil Tabakov.
The CD is being produced with the support of the Central Bank and will be available to
music lovers by the end of the year.
Renowned French pianist Jean-Philippe Collard played Erkin's Piano Concerto, which was
composed for the CD.
The recording also includes Erkin's "Köçekçe" and his First Symphony. The CD
is the first of a set of three discs covering Erkins complete symphonic works. Planned
for completion in three years, the set will include performances of his Violin Concerto
and Symphony Concertante for Piano and Orchestra by renowned contemporary foreign
With this recording and also a concert (given on September 30th) featuring Erkin's music,
the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra has taken a step forward in making the music of Turkish
composers better known to the listening public. The BSO's ultimate goal is to have Turkish
compositions become part of the repertoires of foreign conductors and soloists.
|Election of Class Representatives in Progress
October 26, is the second round of the elections for Class Representatives. If
the cumulative votes cast yesterday and until 5 p.m. today do not reach
50% in any class of any department, the top two candidates in that class will compete
tomorrow in a runoff election.
Details are at www.bilkent.edu.tr/konsey. To
elect a representative for your class, vote today!M
Say and Students to Perform in BSO UNICEF Concert
its 2004-2005 season the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra will be performing a series of
concerts with all proceeds going to UNICEF. The first concert in the series will be on Tuesday,
October 26 (today) at 8 p.m. at the Bilkent Concert Hall.
Işın Metin and İbrahim Yazıcı will conduct the BSO, and Fazıl Say and his students
from the Bilkent Faculty of Music and Performing Arts will appear as soloists. Fazıl Say
will perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3. His students Emrecan Yavuz, Çağdaş
Dönmezer, Beste Aydın and Cem Adrian will be performing music of Mozart, Saint-Saens,
and Liszt as well as their own compositions. Tickets can be obtained from the Bilkent
ticket office, DOST, ADA, Diapason, Beymen and Piramit Art Academy. For more information
call ext. 1775.
October 23, at 11 a.m., hundreds of people of all ages - runners, joggers and
walkers - gathered outside the East Campus Sports Hall for a run celebrating the 81st
anniversary of the Republic of Turkey.
The participants ran a 5-km course from the East Campus to the Main Campus. At the end of
the run contestants received Bilkent t-shirts.
An awards ceremony then took place in the Main Campus Sports Hall, at which the winners
Here is the full list of winners in all categories of the Republic Run 2004:
Yaprak Beşik, Cemile Karban, Özge Yırgal
Hakan Uz, Araz Akyunak, Burak Şendoğdu
Halise Irak, Aytül Demiray, Buket Ergene
Emin Soyer, Özgün Balaban, Cemil Dizman
Pernille Aridsen, Lerna Yanık, Tülay Arayıcı
Jar Zardykhan, Daniel Keen, Valerie Morkva
Mihelle Haag, Rachel Adams, Stephanie Palmer
Sergei Podbolotov, Nicolas Ricq, Hüsnü İçel
Nermin Fenmen, Aymil Doğan, Mefaret Kocatepe
Mürsel Başgül, Zeki Baran, Don Randall
Men 60 and Over:
Himmet Umunç, Mehmet Kocatepe, Bülent Bozkurt
Şermin Özyürük, Aynur Akyunak, Gülay Çörekoğlu
Hugo Calderon, Cahit Töre, İsmail Ceylan
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