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The Turkish Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Cem Mansur, will be the guest of the Beethoven Festival’s Orchestra Campus between Sept 7 and Oct 7.

The Turkish Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Cem Mansur, will be the guest of the Beethoven Festival’s Orchestra Campus between Sept 7 and Oct 7.

This year’s edition of Beethovenfest Bonn, which takes place in the city where world-renowned composer Ludwig van Beethoven was born, will host the Turkish Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. The festival will be held between Sept. 7 and Oct. 7.

The orchestra, conducted by Cem Mansur, will be the guest of the festival’s Orchestra Campus, organized jointly by Deutsche Welle and Beethovenfest Bonn. As always at the Orchestra Campus, the program will include one work by Beethoven and a composition from the guest orchestra’s homeland, Turkey. Deutsche Welle has commissioned a work from the Turkish composer Mehmet Erhan Tanman. In “The Traffic,” Tanman portrays the pulsating life of Istanbul.

Theme of dance

The remainder of the program will be devoted to the theme of dance. Mansur will conduct Bela Bartok’s “Dance Suite for Orchestra,” Richard Strauss’s “Waltz Sequence No. 1” from “Der Rosenkavalier,” and Maurice Ravel’s “Bolero.”

The Turkish National Youth Philharmonic Orchestra was formed in 2006 from the International Children’s Symphony Orchestra, a project of the Bursa Philharmonic Association supported by the European Union in 2005.

A varied accompanying program of symposiums, children’s concerts, discussions and film projects will also take place during the event.

During their week-long stay at Beethovenfest, the musicians of the Turkish Youth Philharmonic Orchestra will have the opportunity to attend festival concerts. Also planned are educational projects with Bonn school students, intended to lead to increasing mutual understanding and lasting contacts.
For “Look at Beethoven,” a short film project at Beethovenfest Bonn, young filmmakers guided by
two professionals will film the Turkish young people during their stay in Bonn.

August/28/2012

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