Carnegie Hall in partnership with Robert Browning Associates presents
Friday, February 17, 2017 at 8:30 PM
CLASSICAL TURKISH MUSIC ENSEMBLE
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, 57th Street & 7th Avenue, NYC
The Venetian Republic, bridging East and West, linked the Byzantine and Ottoman empires with Europe. Ahmet Erdoğdular, one of Turkey’s foremost vocalists, is dedicated to preserving and promoting the classical vocal tradition from Ottoman Turkey that many Europeans first heard in Venice. He studied with his father, Ömer Erdoğdular, an important ney (flute) player who will be performing in this program, and later with Niyazi Sayin, one of the most influential Turkish musicians of the 20th century. His repertoire includes classical vocal music, gazels (sung poetry) and Sufi music, particularly that of the Mevlevi (Whirling Dervishes). He is joined by musicians on ney, oud (lute), kanun (zither) and kemenche (spike fiddle).
This concert is part of Carnegie Hall’s World Views and La Serenissima: Music and Arts from the Venetian Republic (Feb 3- 21).
Tickets: $39, $46 Tickets go on sale August 29