Bilkent Symphony Orchestra thrills audiences in Turkey [PHOTO]

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October 22, 2021 5:25 p.m. (UTC + 04:00)

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By Laman Ismayilova

The Bilkent Symphony Orchestra delighted the audience with a spectacular concert.

The event took place on the Odeon Stage of Bilkent University and was timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the independence of a number of Turkish countries – Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

A concert version of the opera “Carmen” by Georges Bizet was presented within the framework of the cooperation between Bilkent Symphony Orchestra and TURKSOY.

The Bilkent Symphony Orchestra has performed under the direction of distinguished artist Elshad Baghirov.

The soloists included Feruza Yusupova (Uzbekistan), Ayhan Ustuk (Turkey), Alfiya Karimova (Bashkortostan, Russia), Rasul Zharmagambetov (Kazakhstan).

Didem Aygun (Turkey) was the host of the evening.

The gala concert was greeted with great interest by the audience. After each performance, the hall erupted into applause.

Founded in 1993, the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is a major symphony orchestra in Turkey.

Since 1994, the orchestra has been based at the Bilkent Concert Hall. BSO has been UNICEF Turkey Goodwill Ambassador since 2009.

The orchestra is made up of more than 120 competent artists and academics from the Faculty of Turkey and 12 countries.

Turkish and foreign artists, pursuing their postgraduate studies at the Institute of Music and Performing Arts, also participate in concerts to further expand the orchestra. With these characteristics, the BSO is the first private, international and academic artistic ensemble in Turkey.

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