November 09, 2020

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Sunday, November 15, 5 p.m.

Bilkent Concert Hall


Mustafa Kaplan, horn

Hasan Erim Hacat, horn

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

T. Yayalar | Requiem pour une terre perdue

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


Sunday, November 22, 5 p.m.

Bilkent Concert Hall

In Memory of Server Ganiyev

Işın Metin, conductor

Toğrul Ganiyev, violin

Ceyla Ganiyeva, violin

Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev, violin

Hayreddin Hoxha, violoncello

S. Barber | Adagio for Strings

J.S. Bach | Concerto for Violin in A minor, BWV 1041

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

F. Amirov | Symphony for String Orchestra “Nizami”


Tuesday November 10

“Stimuli-Responsive Polymeric Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications,” by Turgay Yıldırım (University of Warwick), at 12:30 p.m. Organized by CHEM.

Wednesday, November 11

“ESG Impact on Performance of US S&P 500-Listed Firms,” by Bahaaeddin A.M. Alareeni (METU), at 1:40 p.m. Organized by FBA.



“Junky” on Stage This Month

A new, Turkish-language play based on William S. Burroughs’s novel “Junky” premiered on November 2 in the Faculty of Music and Performing Arts Theater Hall.

Directed by Doğu Yaşar Akal (THEA/’09), the 90-minute production is being staged by Department of Performing Arts students as a senior project, the first such project to be presented this academic year. Performances will run through November 26.

Authored by American Beat Generation writer Burroughs, translated by Gonca Gülbey and adapted for the Turkish stage by Mr. Akal, “Junky” is set in the 1940s and goes from New York City’s Times Square to New Orleans’ French Quarter and then to the back streets of Mexico City. As described in the publisher’s notes to a 2012 reprint edition of the novel, “‘Junky’ takes the reader into a world at once long-forgotten and still deeply resonant today. Burroughs’s first novel is a cult classic and a critical part of his oeuvre.”

Remaining performances of the play will take place on November 12, 19 and 26, at 8 p.m. in the FMPA Theater Hall.

Cast members are Ece Babayiğit, Emre Arslanbek, Esra Sürgü, Göktuğ Kemal Metin and Sena Kurdoğlu. The director was assisted by Mehmetcan Sarıkaya, who also did the video projection design. Costume design is by Arya Ertekin, with sound and lighting by Yılmaz Ertekin and choreography by Onur Dilek. Tickets for the play can be obtained from; the number of seats is limited due to COVID-19 social distancing measures.


Orienteering Event: Tuesday 

On Tuesday, November 10, the Physical Education and Sports Center is holding an orienteering event on campus. Orienteering is an outdoor sport in which participants are given a map with checkpoints that they must visit in the order given.

The event will consist of two sessions, both of which start at the Dormitories Sports Hall. The first session, which begins at 1:30 p.m., is open to participants who have taken the PE205 Orienteering course or who have other experience in the sport.

The second session, at 3:30 p.m., welcomes those new to orienteering. It will begin with an introduction to the sport and its rules, after which participants will have the opportunity to give orienteering a try.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, both sessions are limited to 20 participants each. Participants will start one at a time and will maintain social distancing throughout the event. They also must wear masks.

There is no fee to take part in the event. All participants will receive a Bilkent t-shirt; students taking GE250/1 will receive 20 points for the course.

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