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Gümüşlük International Classical Music Festival

Gümüşlük International Classical Music Festival

The Gümüşlük International Classical Music Festival has been held annually since 2004, in Gümüşlük, which is a small fishing town in Bodrum famous for its historical antiquities. This year the festival meets its audience for the ninth time between the 5th of July and 7th of September.

One of the world’s and Turkey’s longest running festivals, Gümüşlük International Classical Music Festival will host 19 concerts this year over a period of two months.

The Gümüşlük International Classical Music Festival and Eklisia summer school is held in the small fishing village of Gümüşlük on the south west coast of Turkey. It began in 2004 as a series of concerts and has grown to be a meeting place for internationally renowned musicians and up-and-coming performers. It was the brainchild of Mesut Pekergin and is now run by Eren Levendoğlu, a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Gülsin Onay, one of Turkey’s most famous living pianists is the artistic advisor. The concerts are held in the 250 year old church, in nearby hotels and restaurants and various venues around the Bodrum peninsula.The organisers seek to maintain a relaxed atmosphere to counterbalance the often stressful environment of music conservatoires; teachers and students are encouraged to interact as much as possible, both musically and socially.

GÜMÜŞLÜK INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTiVAL 2012 Program:

July 05 – Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Işın Metin, soloist Gülsin Onay
July 06 – Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Işın Metin, soloist Gülsin Onay
July 09 – Bremenhaven Stadtheater Ballet, Carmina Burana (Germany)
July 20-24 – 1st Adnan Saygun Bodrum International Piano Competition
July 25 – Lilya Zilberstein (Russia), piano
July 28 – Karst de Jong (Netherlands), piano
August 01 – Muza Rubackyte (Lithuania), piano
August 12 – Jonathan Plowright (England), piano
August 16 – Erol Erdinç Jazz Quartet
August 20 – Hacettepe Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Burak Tüzün
August 22-31 – Jazz Programme
September 1 – Borusan Quartet
September 7 – Gülsin Onay (Turkey), piano

In addition to the main festival program, the following events will be held throughout the festival:

JAZZ CONCERTS– The program covering Turkish and foreign jazz groups will be announced later
ESMA (Eklisia Summer Music Academy) concerts will take palce throughout the festival
Musicians participating to the festival main program may additionally perform at in different venues in Bodrum

TICKETS SOLD THROUGH: BİLETİX & EKLİSİA

BİLETİX SALES POINTS:
Oasis shopping mall – Everyday between 10.00–22.00
Shader’one Cafe – Bodrum Council Square – Everyday between 10.00–24.00

For more info check www.gumuslukfestival.org