Candan Erçetin Türkfest’te

Hackney Empire’da 26 Haziran – 3Temmuz arasında düzenlenen müzik festivali Türkfest’in açıklanan programı şöyle:


Songs of Fraternity (Kardes Türküler) and BGST Dancers

“Songs of Fraternity”, original arrangements of a diverse and colourful collection of songs from Anatolia, Thrace and Mesopotamia, was the debut album for Kardes Türküler, released in 1997 and giving the group its name. Achieving international success, Kardes Türküler went on to produce several more albums, was elected ‘group of the year’ in Turkey and won the ‘Best Soundtrack’ award for “Vizontele” in the Antalya Golden Orange Film Fest in 2001. BGST Dancers will also take the stage with Kardes Türküler.

Tickets: £30, £25


Sunday 27th June 8.00pm

English Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Gürer Aykal
Solo Piano: Idil Biret

Ahmed Adnan Saygun (1907-1991) Concerto da Camera Op. 62
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor Op 37
Mozart Symphony No 41 in C ‘Jupiter’ K551

Turkey’s Maestro Gürer Aykal and concert pianist Idil Biret join the ECO to perform works by Mozart, Beethoven and, less well-known in the UK, Ahmed Adnan Saygun. Saygun (1907 – 1991) belonged to ‘The Turkish National School of Composing’ and was a leader of the movement known as the “Five Turks”, highly influential on today’s generation of young Turkish composers.

Tickets: £25, £20, £15, £10


Monday 28th June 8.00pm

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra 10:10 Ensemble
Conductor: Clark Rundell                     

Ilhan Usmanbas Music for Winds & Strings (1994) – UK Premiere
Tolga Zafer Ozdemir Mom! A spider came out of my ear (2003) – UK Premiere
Mahir Çetiz In trace of the memories lost in the infinity of time
Füsun Köksal Wind Quintet – UK Premiere
Hasan Uçarsu On the Back Streets of Old Istanbul – UK Premiere
Ozkan Manav Wanderings – UK Premiere

The RLPO’s contemporary 10:10 Ensemble, tonight expanded by qanun, return fresh from a performance of music by Frank Zappa on the One World Stage at the Glastonbury Festival to present an entire programme of music by Turkey’s living generation of composers at the cutting edge of contemporary composition.

Tickets: £20, £15, £10


Tuesday 29th June 8.00pm

Ezgi Saydam (mezzo soprano)
Metin Ülkü (piano)

Cemal Resit Rey Two Anatolian Songs – UK Premiere
Ahmed Adnan Saygun Ten Etudes on Aksak Rhythms for solo piano – UK Premiere
Falla Seven Popular Spanish Songs
Schubert Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D 774
Der Zwerg, D 771
Schumann Der Nussbaum, Op 25 No 3
Widmung, Op 25 No 1
Brahms Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer, Op 105 No 2
Von Ewigerliebe, Op 43 No 1
Özkan Manav Movement I; Movement II for solo piano – UK Premiere
Hasan Uçarsu From Stories of Four Antique Cities for solo piano – UK Premiere
Hasan Uçarsu Serüven – UK Premiere
Trendeki Çocusun Türküsü – UK Premiere

Tickets £10 (including entry to 10pm concert) 


Tuesday June 29, 10pm

Solo Piano: Emre Sen


Scarlatti Sonata in F minor Kk 466, L118
Sonata in F Kk 438, L381
Chopin Ballade No 2 in F Op 38
Ballade No 4 in F minor Op 52
Nocturne in C sharp minor Op 27 No 1
Emre Sen Fantasie Op 2 – UK Premiere
Liszt Mephisto Waltz No 1

Tickets: £5


Wednesday 30th June 8.00pm

Vellinger String Quartet with Kamran Ince (piano)

Ilhan Usmanbas (born 1921) String Quartet No 2 – UK Premiere   
Kamran Ince ‘Fantasie of a Sudden Turtle’ (piano quartet) – UK Premiere
Selen Gülün String Quartet
Beethoven String Quartet Op 59 No 1 (Rasumovsky) in F major

Kamran Ince has been hailed by The Los Angeles Times as “that rare composer able to sound connected with modern music, and yet still seem exotic”. Ince leads the new generation of Turkish composers and his work features throughout the festival. He also appears as a performer, directing his own works with the Michael Nyman Band on 3rd July and playing his own piano quartet with members of the Vellinger String Quartet.

Tickets: £20, £15, £10


Thursday 1st July 8.00pm

Pelin Halkaci Akin violin
Çag Erçag cello
Metin Ülkü piano

Brahms Cello Sonata No 2 in F Op. 99
Ahmed Adnan Saygun Partita for solo cello Op 31 – UK Premiere
Stravinsky Suite Italienne for violin and piano
Ilhan Usmanbas Sonata for violin and piano (1946) – UK Premiere
Ravel Tzigane for violin and piano

Tickets £10


Friday 2nd July 8.00pm

Candan Erçetin

Candan Erçetin, one of Turkey’s most popular singers, last took London by storm in 1988. Sixteen years on, having released five best-selling albums and achieving sell-out success performing across Turkey and Europe, Candan and her  band make a most welcome return.  

Tickets: £35, £30, £25, £15,


Saturday 3rd July 8.00pm

Michael Nyman Band
Directed by Michael Nyman/Kamran Ince

Works by Michael Nyman
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Earlier this year British composer Michael Nyman celebrated his 60th birthday with a solo piano recital to a capacity audience at the Hackney Empire. Internationally acclaimed for his film scores, operas and libretti, he returns to the Empire to perform a selection of his ensemble works directing the Michael Nyman Band, who also play two pieces by Kamran Ince, directed by the composer.

Tickets: £30, £25, £15


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