March 02, 2021

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Recent Bilkent Symphony Orchestra concerts are now being broadcast online on the Bilkent Symphony Digital platform. They may be accessed at

“Classic Brass”

Bilkent Brass Ensemble

P. Dukas | Fanfare to precede

“La Péri”

R. Premru | Five Movements from Divertimento

G. Gershwin | “An American in Paris”

G. Rossini | “Largo al factotum”

G. Gershwin | “Rhapsody in Blue”

G. Bizet | “Carmen” Suite

Recording: November 29, 2020, Bilkent Concert Hall


“Vestiges of the Past”

Bilkent Symphony Orchestra

Ayrton Desimpelaere, conductor

Dritan Gani, double bass

C.P.E. Bach | Symphony in D major, H. 663 (Wq. 183/1)

C.D. von Dittersdorf | Concerto for Double Bass in E major

P.I. Tchaikovsky |

“Souvenir de Florence,” Op. 70

Recording: December 10, 2020, Bilkent Concert Hall


“Horn, Horn”

Ayrton Desimpelaere, conductor

Mustafa Kaplan, horn

Hasan Erim Hacat, horn

G.F. Handel | “Messiah” Overture

A. Rosetti | Concerto for Two Horns and Orchestra, RWV C60

I. Stravinsky | “Pulcinella” Suite

Recording: December 17, 2020, Bilkent Concert Hall


Sunday, March 7

“The Evolution of Fragility, in Mesopotamia and Beyond,” by Prof. Norman Yoffee (University of Michigan, emeritus), at 6 p.m. Organized by HART.


Tuesday March 2

“The Loving State,” by Adam Lovett (NYU), at 5:30 p.m. Organized by PHIL.

Friday, March 5

“The (Nano) Optics Life,” by Prof. Dan Oron (Weizmann Institute of Science), at 4 p.m. Organized by UNAM.


Thursday, March 4

“Newton and Descartes on True Motion,” by Monica Solomon (Stanford University), at 7 p.m. Organized by PHIL.


For information about meetings and activities of university departments or student clubs, please see their websites or social media accounts, or contact them directly via telephone or email.



As of March 1, the Main Campus Sports Hall will be available for use between 11:15 a.m. and 7:45 p.m. on weekdays.

Please visit for more detailed information.


Nanoscience Poster Competition

The Nanobilim Club is holding a nanoscience poster competition, in which participants will share posters describing their research. The deadline to submit posters is April 3; the competition is open to all Bilkent students doing research in the field of nanoscience.

Submissions will be judged by a jury on the basis of criteria set by its members. Asst. Prof. Engin Durgun, Asst. Prof. Bülend Ortaç, Asst. Prof. Onur Tokel, Assoc. Prof. Dönüş Tuncel and Asst. Prof. Talip Serkan Kasırga will serve as jury members.

The winners will be announced on April 8.

Please contact the club at for more details on submitting a poster and for information about the award ceremony, which will take place online.