The 2nd Annual Turkish Music Festival -

The 2nd Annual Turkish Music Festival will feature music from three traditions that exist in Turkish music; folk music, Ottoman court music, and contemporary classical music of Turkey. The events will be presented by Hoppa Project and feature award winning musicians from the traditional Turkish music and classical music worlds.

Mehmet Ali Şanlıkol is a Grammy-nominated musician who is currently co-director of the Intercultural Institute at the New England Conservatory. Del Sol String Quartet is a San Francisco based ensemble that focuses on contemporary music. The quartet has collaborated with important composers such as Terry Riley, Mason Bates, Frederic Rzewski, Peter Sculthorpe. Shawn Conley is a member of Grammy winner Silk-Road Ensemble. He toured all around the world with the ensemble and Yo-Yo Ma performing works that follow various traditional music roots.          

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

All festival events held at Rice University are free of charge

Concert at Asia Society Texas is $30 for general public and $20 for Asia Society members 

CONCERTS

Turkish Music of the Past

Friday, January 18 at 7:30 PM

  • Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol, accompanied by Erberk Eryılmaz on traditional percussion, presents a diverse range of music from Turkey and the former Ottoman Empire featuring mehter (Ottoman Janissary band) music, court music, folk music, Sufi music, and more

 

  • Del Sol String Quartet performs Ahmed Adnan Saygun (1907-1991) String Quartet No.1 

 

  • Hoppa Project, conducted by Erberk Eryılmaz, performs selections from the Turkish Five, pioneer composers of the early Republic era, Erberk Eryilmaz's Miniatures Set No. 4, and Mehmet Ali Şanlıkol’s Grammy nominated work Vecd for String Orchestra

Asia Society of Texas Center

1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX 77004

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Turkish Music Now

Saturday, January 19 at 8 pm

  • Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol, accompanied by Erberk Eryılmaz on traditional percussion, presents a diverse range of music from Turkey and the former Ottoman Empire featuring mehter (Ottoman Janissary band) music, court music, folk music, Sufi music, and more

  • Festival soloists Shawn Conley, Del Sol String Quartet and Hoppa Project perform works by award winning Turkish composers from all over the world including Zeynep Gedizlioğlu (Berlin), Özkan Manav (Istanbul), Yiğit Kolat (Seattle), Ali Can Püskülcü (New York City), Mehmet Ali Şanlıkol (Boston), and Erberk Eryılmaz (Houston)

Rice University, Alice Pratt Brown Hall, Duncan Recital Hall

6100 Main St, Houston, TX 77005

   

LECTURES

Mehmet Ali Şanlıkol presents his own works and Del Sol String Quartet speaks on performing works with Eastern music influence ​

Friday, January 18 at 2 pm-3:20 pm

Rice University, Alice Pratt Brown Hall, Room 1402

​Mehmet Ali Şanlıkol on traditional Turkish music and Erberk Eryılmaz on Turkish music in the last hundred years

Saturday, January 19 at 1 pm-3 pm

Rice University, Alice Pratt Brown Hall, Room 1133

EXHIBITION OF TURKISH MUSIC SCORES, RECORDINGS, AND INSTRUMENTS

Curated by Mary Brower and Erberk Eryılmaz

January 4 - February 1

Rice University, Fondren Library

​​Open during library hours. For more information: https://library.rice.edu