Turkish performers play for solidarity with Syria in Damascus Opera House

A group of Turkish instrumentalists will perform a colorful presentation of Anatolia music in company with prominent Syrian composers and performers on November 17th at Damascus Opera House.

The concert under the conductorship of İnci Özdil will start with legendary Turkish composer Ulvi Cemal Erkin's 'Köçekçe' of which includes many different tunes from Eastern to Western Anatolia.

The guests will also have the opportunity to listen a variety of traditional Turkish dance songs such as 'Horons' from the Black Sea and the Aegean 'Zeybeks'.

After all, Onurcan Çağatay, a general board member of the youth wing of the Patriotic Party (Turkey) who is originally a trumpet artist will sing along the trumpet concerto of Russian-born Armenian composer Alexander Arutunian.

The concert will be finalized with the Symphony No. 7 of the legendary German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven.

The Symphony No. 7 was premiered with Beethoven himself conducting in Vienna on 8 December 1813 at a charity concert for soldiers wounded in the Battle of Hanau. In Beethoven's address to the participants, the motives are openly named: "We are moved by nothing but pure patriotism and the joyful sacrifice of our powers for those who have sacrificed so much for us."

This great concert will be held under the conductorship of İnci Özdil in Damascus Opera House on Thursday, 17th at 07:00 p.m.

Those who could not attend the concert can watch it live on Ulusal Kanal.

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