December 09, 2019 – December 16, 2019

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Saturday, December 14, 8 p.m.

Bilkent Concert Hall

“Distant Worlds”

Tito Ceccherini, conductor

Simone Lamsma, violin

A. Webern | Passacaglia, Op. 1

M. Bruch | Concerto for Violin No. 1 in G minor

R. Strauss | “Tod und Verklärung,” Op. 24


Saturday, December 21, 8 p.m.

Bilkent Concert Hall

“Virtuoso Brothers”

Işın Metin, conductor

Lucas and Arthur Jussen, piano

F. Poulenc | Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor, FP 61

R. Strauss | Dance Suite after François Couperin, TrV 245

I. Stravinsky | Symphony in C major


Friday and Saturday, December 27 and 28, 8 p.m.

Bilkent Concert Hall

New Year’s Concerts

Brandon Keith Brown, conductor

Asya Fateyeva, saxophone

O. Nicolai | “Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor”

A. Khachaturian | Waltz from “Masquerade”

S. Prokofiev | “Romeo and Juliet”

L. Delibes | “Sous le dôme épais” from “Lakmé”

P.I. Tchaikovsky | “Waltz of the Flowers” from “The Nutcracker”

G. Rossini | Overture to “William Tell”

J. Strauss II | Overture to “Die Fledermaus”

A. Shor | “Verdiana”

S. Rachmaninov | “Vocalise”

J. Strauss II | “An der schönen, blauen Donau”

J. Strauss I | “Radetzky Marsch”


Tuesday, December 10

“Hemorheometry-on-Chip: An Optofluidic System for Whole Blood Characterization,” by Asst. Prof. Çağlar Elbüken (UNAM), at FS, SBZ-14, 12:40 p.m. Organized by CHEM.

Wednesday, December 11

“An Overview of Information Systems Audit,” by Volkan Evrin (Karel A.Ş.), in CE-106, 12:40 p.m. Organized by CTIS.

Wednesday, December 11

“Bringing Experiential Learning Into our Classrooms,” by Prof. Emin Çivi, in EA-409, 12:40 p.m. Organized by BTLSC.

Thursday, December 12

“Become a ‘Free’ Software Developer,” by Doruk Fişek (Özgür Yazılım), in CE-106, 12:40 p.m. Organized by CTIS.

Thursday, December 19

“Risk Analytics and Optimization at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL),” by Çağıl Koçyiğit, in EA-409, 1:40 p.m. Organized by IE.

Friday, December 20

“Computational Modeling of Fiber-Reinforced Solids with Application to Fibrous Soft Tissues,” by Prof. Gerhard Holzaphel (TU Graz – Austria), at Mithat Çoruh Auditorium, 10:40 a.m. Organized by ME.


Wednesday, December 11

“Humanities at Bilkent:  What Are They and Where They Are Going,” by Prof. Stein Haugom Olsen (Bilkent Univesity), in the Library Art Gallery, 12:40 p.m. Organized by the Bilkent University Library.

Tuesday, December 17

“What is Reality and How Can I Find It? Plato, the Gracious Quran and Romance” by Prof. Victoria Rowe Holbrook (Bilgi University), at FEASS, C-Block Auditorium, 3:40 p.m. Organized by the Department of Turkish Literature.


Thursday, December 12

“Gift Exchange in Byzantium: Diplomacy and Trade,” by Koray Durak (Boğaziçi University), at FEASS, C-Block Auditorium, 2 p.m. Organized by HIST.

Tuesday, December 17

“Eighteenth-Century Tragedy and the Creation of Whiteness,” by Dr. Angelina Del Balzo (Bilkent University), in the Library Art Gallery, 5:40 p.m. Organized by CCI.


Until December 16

Exhibition of paintings by Suna Özkalan at the Library Art Gallery. The exhibition will be open between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. every day except Sundays and Mondays.


December 11, 18 and 25

“The Actor’s Nightmare,” staged by Department of Performing Arts students, will take place at 8 p.m., in the Chamber Theater Hall. For tickets:


Tuesday, December 10

“Searching Nature Based Solutions in Urban Planning: Mapping Ecosystem Services in Çankaya,” by Semiha Demirbaş Çağlayan and Kübra Ceviz Sanalan, at FADA, FB-309, 12:30 p.m. Organized by LAUD.