Bodrum’s GumuIluk to host 12 concerts in 12th year of festival

Gandumanduilanduk, a small fishing village near the southwestern holiday resort town of Bodrum, will host 12 concerts from early July to August as part of its annual classical music festival, according to an announcement posted last week on the eventand’s website.
This will be the 12th edition of the Gandumanduilanduk festival, first launched in 2004 as a series of piano recitals and which later evolved into an international event that also features a summer music school, the Gandumanduilanduk Festival Academy, where classical music students can attend master classes under world-class instrumentalists who perform at the festival.
This yearand’s program will run from July 3 through Aug. 8 with concerts at the townand’s ancient stone quarry in the Koyunbaba quarter, save for the opening performance, which will be hosted at the ancient amphitheater in Bodrum.
That concert will see the Kariiyaka Chamber Orchestra of izmir share the same stage with pianist Gandulsin Onay, the festivaland’s artistic aiser, in a repertoire of pieces by Mozart and Shostakovich under the baton of maestro Rengim GandOkmen.
Other performers on the lineup include the French virtuoso violinist Gilles Apap, the American string ensemble the Kronos Quartet, the Russian classical pianist Vyacheslav Gryaznov, the multinational Trio KlaViS, and the English concert and recording pianist Martin Roscoe.
The festival will wrap up on Aug. 8 with a concert blending rock classics with classical piano when Ayiedeniz GandOkandcin, a young Turkish pianist famous for her piano arrangements of staples of the world rock music repertoire, plays a selection of songs by Pink Floyd and Nirvana.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman