Pianist Fazıl Say launches his Anatolia concerts with Bursa
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Pianist Fazıl Say’s Antolia Concerts will continue until December 26 in various Anatolian provinces.Pianist Fazıl Say performed the first concert of his Anatolia concerts series in the northwestern province of Bursa on Nov. 25.
The concerts will continue until Dec. 26 in various Anatolian provinces. In recent weeks, Say has taken the stage as part of the 13th International Piano Festival and Artist in Residence Week with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. The Anatolian concert series started in Bursa on Nov. 25 before continuing in the Black Sea province of Trabzon, the northwestern province of Kocaeli, as well as the southern provinces of Adana, Gaziantep and Mersin.
Say is also set to continue recitals through 2013 during which he will play Mozart, Beethoven and Bach compositions.
Say was in Bursa on Nov. 25 at the Bursa Atatürk Culture Center and will be in Trabzon on Dec. 1 at Karadeniz Teknik University, in Kocaeli on Dec. 3 at the Süleyman Demirel Culture Center, in Adana on Dec. 23 and 24 at the Adana Municipality Theater, in Gaziantep on Dec. 25 at the Gaziantep Dedeman Hotel and in Mersin on Dec. 26 at the Mersin Culture Center. Say was previously in Germany for the Artist in Residence Week event. During the event, Say performed the German premiere of his composition “Universe Symphony.”
The symphony was interpreted by conductor Howard Griffiths and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the night also covered other works by Say such as the “Hezarfen Concerto.”
He also played Beethoven’s “Piano Sonata No. 14,” Chopin’s “3rd Nocturne,” and Ulvi Cemal Erkin’s “Piano Quintet.”