October 7, 2019 – October 14, 2019

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Saturday, October 12

Bilkent Symphony Orchestra Season Opening Concert

Bilkent Concert Hall, 8 p.m.

Christoph Mathias Mueller, conductor

Emalie Savoy, soprano

A. Weprik | Songs and Dances of the Ghetto, Op. 12

M. Ravel | “Shéhérazade”

G. Mahler | Symphony No. 1 in D major, “Titan”


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!


Wednesday, October 9

“Tips for New Faculty Members to Build Successful Careers,” by Prof. Emin Çivi, in EA-409, 1:30 p.m. Organized by the Bilkent University Teaching and Learning Support Center.

Thursday, October 10

“Global Climate Policy: Actors, Concepts and Enduring Challenges – Some Skeptical Thoughts About the Paris Agreement,” by Prof. Urs Luterbacher (Graduate Institute Geneva), at FEASS, A-130, 12:30 p.m. Organized by IR.

Friday, October 11

“Adjoint-Based Data Assimilation for Compressible and Reactive Turbulent Flows,” by Prof. Jörn Sesterhenn (University of Bayreuth), in Mithat Çoruh Auditorium, 10:40 a.m. Organized by ME.


Thursday, October 10

“A Tale of Two Imperial Skeletons: The Mystery of the Identity of the Occupants of a Now-Lost Ciborium at Trabzon,” by Dr. Scott Kennedy, in the Library Art Gallery, 5:40 p.m. Organized by CCI.

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.


Thursday, October 10

“Taxi Driver,” (1976; dir. Martin Scorsese), at FADA, FFB-05, 6 p.m. Organized by the Bilkent Cinema Society.





UNICEF Fair October 15-22

Each fall, UNICEF volunteers hold a fair on campus to benefit children in need. This year’s fair will take place October 15-22, in Building 49 in the Main Campus faculty housing area.

The doors will open at 12 noon on the 15th, and at 10 a.m. on the other three days. The fair will be open until 6 p.m. all four days.

Those who would like to contribute are invited to bring good-quality secondhand items (including books, clothing, kitchen utensils and other household goods).

For donations, please contact İsa Ak at (545) 545-8485 or Nilgün Baray at (532) 615-1460.

All donations will benefit children — their rights, their health and their education — and will be greatly appreciated.