SenfoRock to perform with record audience
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
SenfoRock Orchestra, a Turkish rock band performing symphonic interpretations of local and foreign songs, expects to draw a record audience of 50,000 to its open air concert on June 22 in the central province of Eskişehir.
“It’s going to be an incredibly glorious and exciting concert,” said composer and orchestra conductor Musa Göçmen.
During the event beginning at 8:30 p.m. in Cumhuriyet (Republic) Square, a dozens-strong orchestra will play before rock and symphony lovers alike.
The orchestra plans to perform a repertoire of classic songs by rock legends including Metallica, Iron Maiden and Deep Purple, as well as Cem Karaca, Barış Manço, 3 Hürel and Fikret Kızılok from the heartlands of Anatolia.
SenfoRock, distinguished by its communion between rock and classical music, made its debut in Turkey’s capital Ankara before going overseas for its first international tours, where it has been well received, Göçmen said
The band has performed in every city across Turkey and in many countries including the United States, Brazil, Argentina, Greece, Romania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Poland, France, Egypt, Germany and the Netherlands, Göçmen said.
About 60,000 people recently came to the “Masters of Rock,” a major symphonic rock concert in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, he said.
Göçmen, who has conducted major symphonic rock concerts across the globe, composes grand symphonic opuses and operas.
He composed “Senfonik Sema” for the 800th anniversary of Rumi. He took the stage for the opening of the Masters of Rock festival, an international open air festival in the Czech Republic. The show was live recorded and sold as a DVD all over the world.
Göçmen participated in many concerts through a project called “Göçmen Synphonic.”
He has released five solo albums nationally and internationally.
He collected many of his compositions in the “Göçmen Collection” album.
He also has composed music for film, documentaries, theater, advertisements and television programs.