Say plays New Year’s concert in Belgrade

Say plays New Year’s concert in Belgrade

BELGRADE - Anatolia News Agency
Fazıl Say tickled the ivories in Belgrade for a New Year’s concert, an annual tradition where Muslims, Christians and Jews to celebrate the coming year together.

Fazıl Say played compositions from Rossini and Mozart accompanied by percussionist Aykut Koserlerli, Hakan Güngör on the zither and Burcu Karadağ on the reed flute. The concert attracted many classical music lovers and also fans of Say to the hall.

Say will continue his Anatolian concert tour until Dec. 26 in various Anatolian provinces. 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 performing recitals through 2013 during which he will play Mozart, Beethoven and Bach compositions.
Say 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.

Artist in residence
In recent weeks, Say performed as part of the 13th International Piano Festival and Artist in Residence Week with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. 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 Third Nocturne, and Ulvi Cemal Erkin’s Piano Quintet.