October 14, 2019 – October 21, 2019

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Saturday, October 19

“Pastoral Colors”

Bilkent Symphony Orchestra

Bilkent Concert Hall, 8 p.m.

Howard Griffiths, conductor

Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin

P.I. Tchaikovsky | Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35

R. Vaughan Williams | Symphony No. 5 in D major


Saturday, October 26, 8 p.m.

Bilkent Concert Hall

Republic Day Concert

Nil Venditti, conductor

Kian Soltani, violoncello

Ü. Akbaş | World premiere (BSO commission)

S. Prokofiev | Sinfonia Concertante in E minor, Op. 125

S. Rachmaninov | Symphony No. 1 in D minor, Op. 13


Thursday, October 31, 8 p.m.

Bilkent Concert Hall

Halloween Concert*

Bilkent Youth Symphony Orchestra

Işın Metin, conductor

E. Grieg | “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from “Peer Gynt”

M. Mussorgsky/M. Ravel | “Catacombs” and “Baba Yaga” from “Pictures at an Exhibition”

I. Stravinsky | “Infernal Dance” from “The Firebird”

P. Dukas | “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”

J. Williams | “Hedwig’s Theme” from “Harry Potter”

D. Elfman | Music from “The Nightmare Before Christmas”

J. Williams | “Imperial March” from “The Empire Strikes Back”

*This is a concert for the whole family (age 6+); everyone is encouraged to wear a costume, or at least a funny hat!


Thursday, October 17

“Information for Students About the Working Principles of the Translation and Interpreting Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Functions and Duties of Diplomats,” by the Honorable Vehbi Esgel Etensil (former Ambassador and current Head of the Department of Translation and Interpretation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey), in L-Building, LA-101, 11:40 p.m. Organized by TRIN.


Tuesday, October 15

“Spectroscopic Investigations of Point Defects in Functional Nanomaterials,” by Assoc. Prof. Emre Erdem (Sabancı University), at FS, SBZ-14, 12:40 p.m. Organized by CHEM.

Wednesday, October 16

“Unital Biinvariant Bases in Source Algebras of Blocks,” by Asst. Prof. Matthew Helvin (Bilkent University), at FS, SA-141, 10:40 a.m. Organized by MATH.

Wednesday, October 16

Herkes İçin Türkiye Ekonomisi Seminerleri: “Davranışsal İktisadın Türkiye Kamu Politikasında Uygulamaları,” by Yasin Uzun (Ticaret Bakanlığı), at FEASS, C-Bloc Auditorium, 5:40 p.m. Organized by ECON.

Thursday, October 17

“Time Management,” at FADA, FFB-05, 12:40 p.m. Organized by the Bilkent Teaching and Learning Support Center and Psychological Counseling and Development Center.

Friday October 18

“New Views on Action Observation: A Visual Process Using a Motor Scaffold,” by Prof. Guy A. Orban (University of Parma, Italy), at FEASS, C-Block Auditorium, 12:40 p.m. Organized by the Aysel Sabuncu Brain Research Center.

Friday October 18

“‘Feast or Famine?’ The Impact of Vice Amount on the Attractiveness of Vice-Virtue Bundles,” by Mustafa Karataş (Koç University), at FBA, Ümit Berkman Seminar Room, 1:40 p.m. Organized by FBA.


Saturday, October 19

All students, alumni, faculty, staff and alumni/faculty/ staff family members are invited to participate in the 2019 Republic Run at 11 a.m.  Participants will meet at the East Campus Sports Hall, the starting point of the run.


Monday, October 21

“Art, Society and Christianity in Late Medieval Anatolia: Visual and Material Culture in Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Cappadocia,” by Assoc. Prof. Tolga Uyar (Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University), at FEASS, H-132, 5:40 p.m. Organized by HART.