The Art Codes


Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls;
Welcome again to the Art Codes, the official art and culture column of Bilkent News.

Please fasten your art belts to have an intellectual trip to this week's art and culture events on campus.

Bilkent Symphony

The BSO will perform on December 3 and 4, at 8 p.m., at the Concert Hall with conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky, violinist Sasha Rozhdestvensky and pianist Viktoria Postnikova. They are going to perform P. Hindemith's "Metamorphosen of C.M. Weber Themes," F. Mendelssohn's "Concerto for Violin, Piano and Strings in D minor Op.Phm," and Tchaikovsky's "Symphony No.5 in E minor Op. 64." I believe this concert will be a perfect opportunity for those who want to receive a relaxation therapy after overwhelming midterms.

Also, on December 6, the BSO goes to Iraq to perform for Erbil College Concert Hall opening with conductor Gürer Aykal and pianist İdil Biret. Please prepare your passports; I look forward to see young people attending! (Totally kidding, I just wanted to inform you.).

For further details on BSO, please check: or get a 2010-2011 BSO performance calendar from the concert hall.


Attention cinephiles out there: You thought I forgot you, right? Absolutely not! The Foreign Languages Unit is up for film screening project: German Expressionistic Films of the 1920s. Every Wednesday of this term, there will be a screening of a silent movie with German titles and English subtitles. F.W. Murnau's "A Symphony of Horror" was the first film to be shown on November 24, but no worries: F.W. Murnau's other film, "The Last Man" will be shown on December 1, at 6 p.m. at FFB-05. For the films coming in the late December, I'll let you know from here.


I know, it has already been announced but let me remind you again. "5x5 Masters and Youngsters" is an exhibition of important Turkish painters and it remains open at the library art gallery. It will hang until December 8, which means you still have time to view the exhibition.


For those who have plenty level of interest towards psychological disorder stories, I recommend you to read a popular 1973 novel Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber. The book is based on the true story of a girl named Sybil who developed 16 different personalities and was diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder. You can try to find this extremely interesting book from library or can watch the same titled movies produced in 1976 and 2007.

Please keep up with the upcoming art and culture events for next week.