December 23, 2019 – December 30, 2019

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“Bilkent in the Fog” by Kağan Çalıkoğlu


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”


Friday, December 27, 8 p.m.

A. Saygun Uygulama Salonu

Duo Winston / Goepfert

This dynamic trombone–electric guitar duo will present a concert of new works by Turkish and Argentinian composers. The concert is part of the Bilkent Contemporary Music Series and organized by Bilkent Composition.

Juna Winston, trombone

Coleman Goepfert, electric guitar

Emre Dündar | “Vagabond II” (2019)

Onur Dülger | “Le salut des sons” (2019)

Mehmet Ali Uzunselvi | “Tunxh Tela” (2019)

Santiago Diez-Fischer | “synthetic yellow trip” (2019)


Friday, January 17, 8 p.m.

Bilkent Concert Hall


Michael Maciaszczyk, conductor/violin

A. Vivaldi | “The Four Seasons,” Op. 8


Saturday, February 1, 8 p.m.

Bilkent Concert Hall

“Beethoven 250” (I)

Masane Ota, conductor

Önder Baloğlu, violin

Çağdaş Özkan, piano

Nil Kocamangil, violoncello

L. van Beethoven | Triple Concerto, Op. 56

L. Andriessen | “The Nine Symphonies of Beethoven” for orchestra and ice-cream vendor’s bell

G. Gershwin | “An American in Paris”


Saturday, February 8, 8 p.m.

Bilkent Concert Hall

“Rhythmic Dances”

Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor

Christoph Sietzen, percussion

Elman Mecid, percussion

A. Dorman | Double-Percussion Concerto, “Spices, Perfumes, Toxins!”

S. Rachmaninov | Symphonic Dances, Op. 45


Wednesday, December 25

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

Friday, December 27

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


Until January 13

A mixed exhibition of paintings and ceramics will be open in the Library Art Gallery every day (except Sundays and Mondays) through January 13. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Tuesday, December 24

“Scoring a Touchdown With Variable Pricing: Evidence From a Quasi-Experiment in the NLF Ticket Markets,” by Hayri Alper Arslan (Queen’s University), at FBA, Ümit Berkman Seminar Room, 1:40 p.m. Organized by FBA.

Thursday, December 26

“Zone-Based GLRT for Detecting Physical Random-Access Channel Signals in 5G,” by Feridun Tütüncüoğlu (Bilkent University), at EE-314, 2 p.m. Organized by EE.




Yearbook Orders Now Being Taken

The Career and Alumni Center invites all Bilkent students who wish to purchase a yearbook and CD as a reminder of all the wonderful events that have happened and people they have met to fill out the yearbook order form at:


Time to Apply for Erasmus+ Exchange

The university’s Erasmus+ Student Exchange Program gives Bilkent students the opportunity to study abroad in Europe.

The application process for Erasmus+ student exchanges for the next academic year (2020–2021) has started. Undergraduates with a CGPA of at least 2.50 and currently in at least their third and at most their fifth semester of registration may apply. For graduate student exchange, those who are in their first semester and will have a CGPA of at least 3.00 at the end of the semester are eligible to apply.

Students may apply online at The application deadline is January 6.

Students’ rankings among the pool of applicants (with those ranked highest having the first choice of programs to attend) will be based on their CGPA and language proficiency (50 percent each). The results will be announced on January 31 by the Office of International Students and Exchange Programs.

All students who plan to apply for the Erasmus+ Student Exchange Program may visit or contact the Office of International Students and Exchange Programs for more information.


Extended Hours at the Library

To help students prepare for final exams, from December 23 through January 14 the Bilkent University Main Campus Library will remain open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 a.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. on weekends. These extended opening hours will apply only to the reading rooms in A Block; there will be no circulation service after 11:30 p.m. During this period, the East Campus Library will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays and will be closed on weekends.

Exceptions to these hours will be on December 31, when both the Main and East Campus Libraries will open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 5 p.m., and on January 1, when the East Campus Library will be closed.

As a convenience for late-night library users, shuttle service from campus to Tunus Street in the city center will be available every day from December 24 through January 15 (except January 1), with the bus leaving the Main Campus Library building at 3:15 a.m.