Fazıl Say plays for earthquake victims
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Pianist and composer Fazıl Say is seen with flute player Burcu Karadağ during the concert that was organized in Mannheim for the earthquake victims in Van. AA photoTurkish composer and pianist Fazıl Say performed a concert on March 4 in Germany’s Mannheim. The revenue of the concert will be donated to the earthquake victims in Van. Say performed works by Strauss and Schubert at the concert, which was also attended by Turkey’s Ambassador to Karlsruhe, Serhat Aksen.
Flute player Burcu Karadağ played at the concert, along with foreign artists Tamara Banjesevic, Atsuko Kinoshita, Andrea Rosinau, Julien Heichelbech, Friedemann Dölling and Johannes Dölger. The Turkish Horon dance was also performed accompanied by jazz music, receiving great interest from viewers.
The revenue of the 550 tickets sold for the concert will be donated to Turkish Red Crescent and a relief project named “Klasse 2000.”
Speaking to Anatolia news agency after the concert, Say said: “The concert idea came from the orchestra manager and we organized a morning concert with the participation of Turks, Germans and artists from other countries.”
Say also gave the world premiere of his latest concerto Hezarfen Ney Concerto at Rosengarten-Mozartsaal Mannheim. The concert will be repeated tonight.
On March 7 Say will take the stage at Istanbul’s Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall.