Turkish Youth Philharmonic Orchestra to go on tour
ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency
The Turkish Youth Philharmonic Orchestra will practice until Sept. 6 for the concerts in Istanbul and Rome.The members of the Turkish National Youth Philharmonic Orchestra will attend a camp to practice for their concerts in Turkey and abroad. The orchestra, supported by the Sabancı Foundation and Community Volunteers Foundation (TOG), will practice from Aug. 15 until Sept. 6 at the Sabancı University campus.
The orchestra, under the direction of conductor Cem Mansur, will practice for its concert in Istanbul’s Hagia Irene with the world-renowned Israeli virtuoso violinist Shlomo Mintz and for its tour in Italy.
The first concert of the orchestra, which includes 80 students from 14 conservatories in Turkey and abroad, will take place at the Hagia Irene on Sept. 2. Afterward the young musicians will go on tour in Italy, performing seven concerts Sept. 7 to 17 as part of the celebrations of Giuseppe Verdi’s 200th birthday. They will perform pieces by Rossini, Beethoven, Brahms, Kodaly, Verdi, Bellini, Haydn and Tüzün.