Houston 3rd Annual Turkish Music Festival
January 17-18, 2020
Organized in partnership with American Turkish Association of Houston
FESTIVAL GUEST SOLOISTS:
Berklee professor Beth Bahia Cohen, master of Turkish bowed instruments
Carpe Diem String Quartet, one of America's premiere "indie" string quartets
January 17, 2020, 7:30 PM, Asia Society Texas Center
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.
TRANSFORMATIONS OF TURKISH MUSIC
January 18, 2020, 8:00PM, Rice University, Duncan Recital Hall
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 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 be performed by Berklee professor Beth Bahia Cohen, master of regional bowed instruments and Hoppa Project.
and Lectures on Turkish Music by Festival Artists
and Exhibition of Turkish Music Scores, Recordings, and Instruments
at Rice University
TIME AND PLACE TBA
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