Composer Fazıl Say continues summer concerts
ISTANBULRenowned composer and pianist Fazıl Say is continuing his series of summer concerts in southern Turkey, where he is due to be on stage tonight at the Datça Open Air Theater, performing works from his album “Say Plays Say.”
Commissioned last year by the 10th D-Marin Turgutreis International Classical Music Festival, Say gave the world premiere of his work “Hermias – The Boy on the Dolphin’s Back” last year in the festival. He will perform the same piece on Aug. 25 and 26 in the Aegean town of Ayvalık.
Selçuk Yöntem, Serenad Bağcan, Deniz Dağdelen and the Olten Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by İbrahim Yazıcı, will accompany Say on stage during the concert.
Say composed the work with inspiration from the “Myth of the Dolphin and Hermias.”
The mythological story tells the friendship between a boy, who becomes lost after going swimming with his friends in the Güllük Gulf, and a dolphin, which presumably saved him by taking him on his back.
Meanwhile, the pianist is also due meet audiences in Ankara with his “Nazım Oratorio,” for a concert that will be held on Aug. 29 and 30 at the Bilkent Odeon. During the two concerts in Turkey’s capital he will share the stage with performers and musicians Genco Erkal, Serenad Bağcan, Güvenç Dağüstün, Arda Aktar, İdil Bursa, Gökçe Çatakoğlu, and Çetin Özen, as well as the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra.