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Hoppa Project's

Houston 3rd Annual Turkish Music Festival


January 17-18, 2020



Organized in partnership with American Turkish Association of Houston


and sponsored by Asia Society Texas Center and Rice University




 Berklee professor Beth Bahia Cohen, master of Turkish bowed instruments

Carpe Diem String Quartet, one of America's premiere "indie" string quartets



Carnegie Mellon University professor, world-renowned composer Reza Vali 



January 17, 2020, 7:30 PM, Asia Society Texas Center

Pre-concert talk and showcase of instruments with the musicians at 7 PM

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The first night of the two-day festival will feature Berklee professor Beth Bahia Cohen, master of regional bowed instruments, Carpe Diem String Quartet, one of America's premiere "indie" string quartets, and Hoppa Project musicians. The program will highlight the one-thousand-year connection between Turkish music and the music of the surrounding cultures from Eastern Europe to the Middle East.




January 18, 2020, 8:00PM, Rice University, Duncan Recital Hall

Free Admission


The second night of the festival will feature 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 legendary Turkish composer and educator Ilhan Baran who passed away in 2016. 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.



Lecture on the Fundamentals of Turkish Music and Influence of Traditional Music in Contemporary Music

by master of Turkish bowed instruments Beth Bahia Cohen and composer Reza Vali

January 16, 2020, 1:00-2:20PM, Rice University, Shepherd School of Music, APB1402

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Hoppa Project's 3rd Annual Turkish Music

Past Festivals:

for videos from previous festivals, please visit our Youtube playlist:           


1st Annual Turkish Music Festival                             2nd Annual Turkish Music Festival

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Poster- Performing Asia Music of Turkey.
The 2nd Annual Turkish Music Festival -
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