March 23, 2021

23 March 2021 Comments Off on March 23, 2021

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

Valentine’s Day Concert

Kağan Korad, guitar

Tolga Salman, bandoneon

A. Piazzolla | “Hommage à Liège”

R. Dyens | “Omaggio a Piazzolla” from “Concertomaggio”

P. Mascagni | Intermezzo from “Cavalleria Rusticana”

E. Elgar | “Salut d’Amour”

This recording will be available through April 14.



Can Okan, conductor

Nazik Rahmedova, violin

Yukiyo Hirano, viola

W.A. Mozart | Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, KV 364

R. Strauss | “Metamorphosen,” a Study for 23 Strings

R. Strauss | Serenade for Winds in E-flat major, Op. 7

This recording will be available through April 23.


Polystylistic Music

Can Okan, conductor

Elena Postnova, violin

Feruza Abdullayeva, violin

Rustam Rahmedov, harpsichord

A. Schnittke | Concerto Grosso No. 1 for Two Violins

W.A. Mozart | Symphony No. 33 in B-flat major, KV 319

G. Enescu | Decet for Winds in D major, Op. 14

This recording will be available through May 4.


Soloists Concert

Barno Haknazarova, piano

Bahar Kutay, violin

Adelya Ateşoğlu, violin

İskender Okeev, violin

Marina Agapova, violin

Serdar Rasul, violoncello

J. Haydn | Concerto for Piano No. 11 in D major

A. Vivaldi | Concerto for Two Violins in A minor, Op. 3, No. 8, RV 522

A. Vivaldi | Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op. 3, No. 11, RV 565


Tuesday, March 23

“Quantifying the Influence of Salts on Nonionic Surfactant Micelle Formation and Chemical Potentials,” by Prof. Dor Ben-Amotz (Purdue University), at 5:30 p.m. Organized by CHEM.

Thursday, March 25

“Startups and Growth,” by Sertaç Yakın (Venture Partner, 500 Startups), at 12:30 p.m. Organized by CTIS.

Thursday, March 25

“Mobility, Space and Travel: Rethinking World Literature Through Ahmet Midhat,” by Dr. Beyza Lorenz, at 4 p.m. Organized by EDEB.

Friday, March 26

“The Reorganization of Knowledge When Firms Go Public,” by  Stefan Obernberger (Erasmus University), at 1:40 p.m. Organized by FBA.

Friday, March 26

“Colloidal Nanocrystals: Shaping Functionality by Geometry and Doping,” by Prof. Gerd Bacher (University of Duisburg-Essen), at 4 p.m. Organized by UNAM.

Friday, March 26

“Saklı Cennet: Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanik Bahçesi,” by Nihan Sevinç Muşdal, at 6 p.m. Organized by LAUD.

Tuesday, March 30

“The Poetics of Space and Memory in Sâmiha Ayverdi’s İbrahim Efendi Konağı,” by Dr. Esra Almas, at 5 p.m. Organized by EDEB.


Until April 20

“Distinguished Works,” Projects by Students in the Department of  Interior Architecture and Environmental Design.