Turkish FM asks for singer Tarkan’s song to be included in Moscow, Istanbul concerts commemorating Red Army Choir
ISTANBULForeign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has asked that Tarkan’s “Şıkıdım” song be played in concerts in Moscow and Istanbul to commemorate the Red Army Choir, daily Habertürk has reported.
The Turkish ENBE Orchestra started preparations for concerts which will be held in Moscow and Istanbul to commemorate 64 Red Army Choir members who were killed in a plane crash on Dec. 25, 2016.
Repertoire works are continuing for concerts which will be organized by the Turkish Foreign Ministry, as Çavuşoğlu asked that the song “Sıkıdım” by renowned Turkish singer Tarkan be included in the repertoire.
Upon the request, the maestro of ENBE Orchestra, Behzat Gerçeker, included the song, which has previously been played many times by his orchestra, to the repertoire again.
Gerçeker also said the friendship between Russia and Turkey would become stronger with the concerts, adding that they were proud of them.
The orchestra will also play Red Army Choir classics such as “Kalinka” and “Katyusha” and other Turkish songs.
The music director of St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Temirkanov, will also reportedly attend as a guest artist.