Presidential Symphony Orchestra concert hall to be inaugurated with historic gala
Turkey’s Presidential Symphony Orchestra (CSO) will unveil its new concert hall in the capital Ankara to music lovers at a gala on December 3.
The foundations for the building were laid 23 years ago and the site has been under construction ever since. The project is now completed under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the tireless efforts of Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy.
The new music campus, located in the center of the capital with a view of Ankara Castle and Anıtkabir, Ataturk’s mausoleum, and costs around 83 million euros ($ 99 million), will host the most important orchestras and soloists. famous around the world.
The new venue will offer art lovers a variety of rich content ranging from classical and traditional music to world and popular music.
The CSO will host world-famous soprano Angela Gheorghiu and twin sisters Güher and Süher Pekinel, who are among the best piano duets in the world, in a concert under the direction of conductor Cemi’i Can Deliorman on 3 and December 4. CSO will also introduce art lovers to new artists who have recently joined the ensemble.
Distinguished pianist Idil Biret
After the opening concert, the CSO will welcome world-renowned pianist Idil Biret on December 5. Biret, who has over a hundred piano concertos in his repertoire, has recorded over 130 CDs since 1959 and is recognized as one of the best and most prolific pianists in the world. She will perform in front of the public in the long-awaited concert hall of the capital.
Considered to be Turkey’s renowned pianist, she will perform the works of George Frideric Handel, Ludwig van Beethoven, Claude Debussy, Ahmet Adnan Saygun and Sergei Prokofiev for Ankara.
Young pianist Büşra Kayıkçı in the blue room
Meanwhile, away from the CSO’s new concert hall in the Blue Hall, with its world-class technology, Büşra Kayıkçı will also give a recital on December 5th. Kayıkçı, a young representative of neoclassical music in Turkey, studied piano, ballet and painting. child before obtaining a degree in architecture. His debut album, “Eskizler” (“Sketches”), released in 2019, consists of minimal, neoclassical and ambient compositions. Kayıkçı made his debut as a young jazz finalist at the 27th Istanbul Jazz Festival in September with his original works.
Tickets on sale
Following the opening concerts, the Presidential Symphony Orchestra – one of the oldest orchestras in the world founded in 1826 with professional administrative staff – will continue to host the most revered orchestras and soloists from around the world.
Ticket prices for the 2020-2021 concert season have been set and are currently on sale.
Tickets cost 100 TL ($ 12.85) for Category 1, 70 TL for Category 2, and 50 TL for Category 3.
Third category tickets are reduced by 50% for students, pensioners, disabled people, veterans and relatives of martyrs.