İzmir to welcome new art season with masters
İZMİR - Anadolu AgencyThe Ahmed Adnan Saygun Arts Center (AASSM) in İzmir will ring in the 2013-2014 season with a concert by the Dhafer Youssef Quartet and Hüsnü Şenlendirici.
According to a written statement made by the İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, AASSM, which has been hosting İzmir’s important culture and art events since 2008, will open the new season on Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. The season opening concert will host the “Dance of the Invisible Dervishes” project, formed by Youssef (oud), Şenlendirici (clarinet), Aytaç Doğan (zither), Kristjan Randalu (piano), Eivind Aarset (guitar), Phill Donkin (bass) and Chander Sardjoe (drum), as well as virtuosos from various countries. The concert will also feature a jazz performance.
A composer, singer and oud player, Youssef is seen as one of the most successful jazz musicians in the world.