Anatolian orchestra to play at ancient city
KÜTAHYA - Anatolia News Agency
The Anadolu Philharmonic Orchestra will give a concert in Kütahya’s ancient city of Aizanoi, where excavation works have been continuing since May 17.The Anatolain Philharmonic Orchestra, which was founded to carry art and culture events to other parts of Turkey, is set to give a concert at the Aizanoi Ancient City in the Kütahya province of Turkey. The ancient city of Aizanoi is situated in Çavdarhisar district of Kütahya, and the concert will be given to commemorate the start of excavations in the area.
The second excavation works season started on May 17, and will continue throughout the year.
The excavation team leader, Pamukkale University Archeology Department member Elif Özer, published a written statement saying that the doors of the ancient city, which goes back to 3,000 BC, would be opened to visitors after the excavation works.
The concert, which will be given for the Aizanoi excavations, will take place on June 10. A sponsorship agreement will also be signed with Anemon Hotels. “We think that everyone not only the locals of Kütahya should give importance to Aizanoi. Everyone should feel themselves responsible,” Özer said.
“Last month we started the excavations with our 60 person team. We would like to share the importance of the second season excavations with a concert,” her written statement added.
On June 10, locals of Kütahya will first meet at the bourse building and then walk to the temple in the ancient clothes. Following the parade, the Anatolian Philharmonic Orchestra will give a concert at the excavation site with a 50 person team.
Özer said that this year the team would work at the ancient stadium, the Macellum, the Zeus Temple, the Turkish bath, the Meter Steunene area and tombs. The environment of the excavation area will also be redesigned.