The Bilkent Symphony Orchestra is reaching out to listeners in the comfort and safety of their own homes by means of the Bilkent Symphony Digital platform, with recorded concerts accessible online.
The BSO was able to present the first concerts of the 2020–2021 season to an in-person audience, whose numbers were limited to allow for ample distance between occupied seats in the concert venue. (Orchestra members’ chairs were similarly spaced far apart on the stage.) But as stricter curfews and other measures were imposed to combat the worsening pandemic, it became necessary to suspend live performances, with the last one taking place on November 29.
After that, the BSO began recording its performances without an audience, so that concerts could be made available online. The recordings are being made in collaboration with the university departments of Music and Communication and Design.
Music lovers can enjoy Bilkent Symphony Digital concerts online for a nominal fee of 10 TL. The concerts can be accessed at https://bilet.bilkent.edu.tr/