December 16, 2019 – December 23, 2019

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December 20, 27: “Küçük Tekneler İçin Fırtına Uyarısı,” at the Bilkent Theater Hall, 8 p.m.


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 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.


Tuesday, December 17

“Localization: An Emerging Field of Interdisciplinary Study for T&I – Opportunities and Realms” by Cenk Yalavaç (El Turco), in L Building LA101, 1:30 p.m. Organized by TRIN.

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.

Wednesday, December 18

“Why Does Social Cohesion Matter in the Forced Migration Milieu? When Practices Inspire Concepts in the EU and Turkey,” by Assoc. Prof. Saime Özçürümez, in the Library Art Gallery, 12:40 p.m. Organized by the Jean Monnet Module on European and International Migration Law.


Wednesday, December 18

“Predicting High School Students’ Academic Achievement Based on the Admission Examination: A Case Study From Turkey,” by Dinçer Akış (BELS High School Vice Principal), in G-160, 4:40 p.m. Organized by the Graduate School of Education.

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.

Friday, December 20

“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

“The Journey of Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals,” by Prof. Alexander Eychmüller (Technische Universitat, Dresden, Germany), in the UNAM Confeence Room, 3:40 p.m. Organized by UNAM.


December 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 17

“Katman” (documentary about the excavations at Gre Amer in Batman province and their modern cultural context, by Melek Ulagay Taylan with archaeologists Gül Pulhan and Stuart Blaylock), at FADA, FFB-22, 5:40 p.m. Stuart Blaylock will be present to discuss the film after the screening. Organized by HART.