Turkish Music Festival: Transformations of Turkish Music
Hoppa Project, directed by Erberk Eryılmaz and Laura Krentzman, aims to promote music from Turkey a country bridging Eastern Europe and the Middle East by performing the music of these regions with a wide range of styles from folk to newly commissioned contemporary music. Hoppa is an exclamation that is commonly used in these regions to say “Come on!, Let’s go!”
We will go to the the second night of the festival featuring some of the most important Turkish composers of the 20th and 21st Centuries, as well as Turkish folk and traditional music. The program will be centered around Turkish composer and educator Ilhan Baran who passed away last year. The concert will include Baran’s Transformations for Piano Trio, folk and traditional music that inspired him, and works by the next generations of composers who were influenced by him. The program will include works by Kamran İnce, Fazıl Say, Önder Özkoç, Yiğit Kolat and Erberk Eryılmaz, and will be performed by Berklee professor Beth Bahia Cohen, master of regional bowed instruments, Carpe Diem String Quartet and Hoppa Project.
The admission is FREE. Kindly asking you to be at the concert hall on time.
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