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Symphony of Voices from Turkish Lands

Location: New York, USA
Monday, April 23rd at 7pm
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
65 St. Columbus Ave
New York, New York
Center Charge: (212) 721-6500
Symphony of Voices from Turkish Lands

A. Adnan Saygun: Yunus Emre
Acclaimed Turkish oratorio
Rengim Gokmen, conductor
Esin Talinli, soprano
Ferda Yetiser, mezzo soprano
Senol Talinli, tenor
Tuncay Kurtoglu, bass
TURKSOY Symphony Orchestra
Jonathan Griffith Singers
Jonathan Griffith, chorus conductor
Celebrate Turkic music and culture with Symphony of Voices from Turkic Lands, !
The International Organization of Turkic Culture TURKSOY proudly presents the celebrated Turkish composer Ahmed Adnan Saygun’s (1907-1991) magnum opus “Yunus Emre Oratorio.” Turkish modes and folk melodies are both incorporated into Saygun’s masterful oratorio, which was inspired by the thirteenth-century Turkish poet Yunus Emre. Yunus Emre’s poetry frequently featured the themes of divine love, human destiny, and international humanism; these themes are echoed in the music of the oratorio.
Turksoy Presents: Symphony of Voices from Turkic Lands will be performed by the TURKSOY Symphony Orchestra, which is composed of 80 distinguished musicians from eight Turkic nations. The orchestra will be accompanied by the illustrious Jonathan Griffith Singers and conducted by Professor Rengim Gökmen.
The "Yunus Emre Oratorio" has been translated into five languages and has been performed worldwide. It debuted in the United States in 1958 at the United Nations House, under the direction of conductor Leopold Stokowsi. The performance featured the Symphony of the Air Orchestra and Potsdam University Crane Chorus.
Symphony of Voices from Turkic Lands is sponsored by the Promotion Fund of the Prime Ministry of Turkey and cosponsored by the Karabakh Foundation, the U.S. Azeris Network, the U.S. Turkic Network, the Governorship of Eskisehir, the Greater Municipality of Eskisehir, and the embassies of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkey and co-produced by TURKSOY, DCINY and Vokaliz Management.
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