Biret, university soloists to open season

Biret, university soloists to open season

ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
Biret, university soloists to open season

Soloists of Ankara University and İdil Biret take stage for opening of Süreyya Opera.

Pianist İdil Biret will help raise the curtain on the new season at the Süreyya Opera with back-to-back concerts together with music chamber soloists from Ankara University for the opening of Süreyya Opera.

The concerts, which will feature compositions from Brahms, Haydn and Schumann, will take place on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. at the Süreyya Opera Salon in Kadıköy.

The music chamber soloists group of Ankara University was established in May 2011 by Orhan Ahıskal, Ellen Jewett, Çetin Aydar and Sinan Dizmen and has staged a number of concerts both in Turkey and overseas since its formation.

Biret recently recorded two concertos of Hindemith at Yale University and has previously toured through Peru, Colombia, Chile and Argentina. The pianist has also recorded all of Beethoven’s piano sonatas and concertos for her own label, IBA (İdil Biret Archive). She recorded the concertos with the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra conducted by Antoni Wit in 2008.

Tickets for the concerts cost between 25 and 30 Turkish Liras.