‘Ali Baba ve 7 Cuceler’: Snow White has left the room

Antalya is shaking off the highly serious mood of its two days hosting world leaders and the business world for the G-20 summit of Nov. 15-16 on Tuesday with the launch of its annual piano festival.
The 16th Antalya International Piano Festival, running from Nov. 17 through 29 in the southern city, will offer 13 concerts by world-class performers as well as eight master classes, three conferences and 19 music workshops, according to a recent press release announcing the program.
The festival is held under the artistic direction of maestro Gandurer Aykal, who took over the post from internationally acclaimed classical pianist and composer Fazil Say, who was also the festivaland’s founder.
This yearand’s program gets under way with a concert by the Antalya State Symphony Orchestra under the baton of German maestro Christoph-Mathias Mueller. The concert will feature Russian pianist Nikolai Demidenko as soloist.
Turkeyand’s Emre Araci, Handuseyin Sermet and Borusan Quartet, Japanese jazz pianist-composer Hiromi and Palestinian-Israeli classical pianist Saleem Ashkar are among the first weekand’s highlights.
The second week of the lineup will open with a world premiere when the Akdeniz Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Aykal, debuts a new orchestral piece by Turkish classical composer Hasan Uandcarsu. The Nov. 23 concert at the Antalya Cultural Centerand’s (AKM) Aspendos Hall will host Croatian pianist Martina Filjak as soloist.
Internationally acclaimed Turkish acts, including Gandulsin Onay and the sisters Ufuk and Bahar DandOrdanduncandu, are among the second weekand’s performers.
The festival will wrap up with a gala concert on Nov. 29 at the Glass Pyramid near the AKM, where the award-winning American film score composer-conductor Don Davis, best known for his work on and”The Matrix,and” will lead the Antalya State Symphony Orchestra in a repertoire of his own compositions.
That concert will also mark the opening of the 52nd Antalya International Film Festival.
Tickets for the concerts are available for purchase via Biletix.

SOURCE: TODAY’S ZAMAN

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