Flute festival to host international artists in Turkey
The ninth Şefika Kutluer Festival, organized under the name of Turkey’s world-renowned flutist Şefika Kutluer, will take place between Dec. 1 and 21 in Ankara’s Yenimahalle Nazım Hikmet Cultural Center, Istanbul’s Zorlu PSM and the southern province of Antalya’s Muratpaşa Türkan Şoray Cultural Center.
The festival, organized for the first time in 2010 with the theme “east meets west,” has so far presented performances, exhibitions and performances from around the world.
Flutists from the U.S., China, Russia, Portugal, Slovakia, Poland, Austria and Palestine will meet art lovers at the ninth festival.
The festival will open on Dec. 1 with an opening concert by the Bratislava Boys’ Choir of Slovakia in Ankara.
Şefika Kutluer and the Palestine Young Musicians Orchestra will perform on Dec. 4 in Istanbul and Dec. 5 in Ankara.
The orchestra that consists of young musicians educated at the Barenboim-Said Music Center is the flagship of the foundation in Ramallah. Formed in 2015, the orchestra presented concerts in Ramallah, Jerusalem, and Bethlehem conducted by world-famous conductors.
The orchestra will be conducted by Eugeniy Chevkenov. Kutluer will play Fado Music with her on Dec. 12 in Ankara and on Dec. 14 in Istanbul.
The international launching of her Fado CD, the first time in the world, will be made together with the concert.
On Dec. 17 in Ankara, Cigdem Köksal Schmidt will present “Göbeklitepe with Klaus Schmidt – A discovery and the story of 20 years.”
Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory Strings Orchestra’s New Year’s concert will be performed in Ankara on Dec. 19 and in Antalya on Dec. 21.
The Chinese Jiande Wu Operas and Zhejiang Wu Opera will be on stage on Dec. 20 in Ankara.