LATEST NEWS: SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2019 CONCERT WITH ISTANBUL BIENNIAL AT THE ANADOLU CLUB, BÜYÜKADA
On Sunday 22 September, 7.00pm, a string orchestra of musicians from the London music conservatoires and the Turkish National Youth Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a concert at the Anadolu Club Ballroom, in partnership with Istanbul Biennial and Ulysses Arts, supported by Adalar and Kartal Municipalities and the European Union Delegation to Turkey.
Musicians from London's Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Imperial College will join forces with members of the Turkish National Youth Philharmonic Orchestra in a programme including Tchaikovsky, Serenade for Strings, Yalçın Tura, Enginlerden Yucelerden (From the Almighty), Hindemith, Variations for Clarinet and Strings, and Donizetti, Clarinet Concertino, with soloist Özlem Çelik from the Samsun State Opera Orchestra.
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TURKEY - CONCERT TOUR TO BÜYÜKADA AND HEYBELIADA, ISTANBUL, SEPTEMBER 2018
In September 2018, James Ross led a tour of musicians from The Purcell School for Young Musicians for concerts at the Ruhban School, Heybeliada (29 Sep), and at the Anadolu Club, Büyükada (30 Sep), near Istanbul, in partnership with the Islands Council and Adalar Municipality, with accomodation generously supported by Kartal Municipality.
The UK-based musicians performed alongside Turkish National Youth Philharmonic Orchestra members, including Purcell, Abdelazar; Ulvi Cemal Erkin, Sinfonietta; CPE Bach, Flute Concerto in D Minor with soloist Hannah Capstick; Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis, Elgar, Introduction and Allegro, and Bartók,, Romanian Folk Dances. The tour also included coaching sessions, workshops and performing alongside the Islands Children's Orchestra, established by the Music Foundation for Peace, including music especially composed by members of The Purcell School Composition Department.