MUSIC >Opera meets jazz at Ankara’s CerModern Modern art museum

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CerModern hosts opera artist Claron McFadden on Dec. 6.

CerModern hosts opera artist Claron McFadden on Dec. 6.

Ankara’s CerModern will host stars of jazz and opera throughout the month of December as part of a new program aiming to bring jazz musicians and opera artists together.

The “Dutch Delight” events taking place as part of the 400th anniversary of Turkish-Dutch relations will present many important figures in jazz music.

The first event, which will be held Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. will host the Artvark Saxophone Quartet and opera artist Claron McFadden.

The concert will celebrate the juxtaposition of jazz and opera with compositions and songs by Duke Ellington and Ravel.

McFadden gained international fame after her Glyndebourne Festival Opera debut in the title role of the opera Lulu, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis.

As well as singing many major oratorio works, McFadden became world-famous for her interpretation of modern and contemporary music. McFadden is currently based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Her performance will follow the theme of joining jazz with opera.

Recently Artvark toured with the project “busy, busy, busy,” a cooperative venture with NEW NIKS, drummer Arend Niks’ quartet. The premiere of bbb was in the famous jazz club Bimhuis in Amsterdam.


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