Fazıl Say gives piano recital in Troy Festival
ÇANAKKALE – DHA
Within the scope of the 55th International Troia Festival organized by the Çanakkale Metropolitan Municipality in the northwestern province of Çanakkale, pianist and composer Fazıl Say performed a piano recital on Aug. 9 at the Çimenlik Castle. He presented his special work for Troy at the event.
Say opened the concert by performing his old works and then performed the “Troy Sonata” for the first time, which he composed in six months due to the 2018 Year of Troy.
The audience enjoyed the 40-minute and 10-section recital.
Among the listeners were the Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy chair Muharrem Erkek, CHP Çanakkale deputy Özgür Ceylan and Çanakkale mayor Ülgür Gökhan along with many others.
As part of the festival, many international artists will perform concerts in the town. Veteran singer Erol Evgin, will take the stage on Aug. 11. Mehmet Erdem, Resul Dindar and Rubat will also be among the performers at the event on Aug, 12, Aug. 13, and Aug. 14 respectively.
There will also be talks, exhibitions and theater plays in various spots until the end of the festival on Aug. 13.
Located in Çanakkale, Troy has a history of 4,000 years. The site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1988. The Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry has declared 2018 as the Year of Troy to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the event.