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Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2012 1:19 AM

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In April 2012, the metropolitan communities of New York City and Washington, D.C., will celebrate Turkic music and culture through a symphony orchestra and choral performance entitled “TURKSOY Presents: Symphony of Voices from Turkic Lands. “

Conducted by Professor Rengim Gökmen,“Symphony of Voices from Turkic Lands”will bring the sounds Ahmed Adnan Saygun’s masterful “Yunus Emre Oratorio” to life on the impressive stages of the Avery Fisher Hall and the Strathmore Music Center on April 23 and 25 respectively. The concert will feature the TURKSOY Symphony Orchestra, which is composed of 80 distinguished performers from several Turkic nations, and the New-York Based Jonathan Griffith Singers. The performance is approximately an hour in length.
To purchase tickets for the New York performance visit lincolncenter.org, for the D.C. performance visit Strathmore.org.

Masterpiece of Turkish Culture: The “Yunus Emre Oratorio” of Ahmed Adnan Saygun
One of the most important representatives of early Turkish mysticism, 13th-century poet Yunus Emre devoted himself to the themes of divine love and human destiny. 20th-century musician Ahmed Adnan Saygun’s interpretation of Emre’s work incorporates Turkish modes and folk melodies into a post-romantic-style oratorio.
One of the most famous Turkish musicians, Ahmed Adnan Saygun’s international acclaim flourished from the “Yunus Emre Oratorio.” Composed in 1946, the oratorio has been translated into five languages and performed worldwide, including an English-language performance at the United Nations in 1958.

TURKSOY Presents: Symphony of Voices from Turkic Lands is sponsored by the Promotion Fund of the Prime Ministry of Turkey and co-produced by Vokaliz Management, the Karabakh Foundation and New York based DCINY, also co-sponsored by the Federation of Turkish American Associations, the U.S. Azeris Network, the U.S. Turkic Network, the Governorship of Eskisehir, the Greater Municipality of Eskisehir,


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