The tour of the Youth Chamber Orchestra of TURKSOY in the Balkans has begun

TÜRKSOY
Thursday, 26 July 2018

The tour of the Youth Chamber Orchestra of TURKSOY gathering young artists from various countries of the Balkans has begun. Within the framework of the tour, the orchestra which was established by TURKSOY in 2010 has given its first concert  in the city of Pristina in Kosovo. Throughout the tour dedicated to the 25th anniversary of TURKSOY, the orchestra will give  concerts in 9 days.


The concert in Pristina gathered a large audience


The Youth Chamber Orchestra of TURKSOY which gives concerts in various cities and countries with the contribution of different artists from the Turkic World every year has given its first concert in Prsitina on July 27th, 2018 this year. The concert which took place in the Red Hall took place in the presence of TURKSOY Deputy Secretary General Prof. Dr. Fırat Purtaş, the Minister of Public Administration of the Republic of Kosovo  Mr. Mahir Yağcılar, the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Pristina H. E.  Kıvılcım Kılıç, the Coordintaor of TIKA for Kosovo Mr. Hasan Burak Ceran and the Director of the  Yunus Emre Turkish Cultural Center Mr.  Mehmet Ulker along with many amateurs of art.

 

While the first part of the concert featured performances of world classics, the second part introduced works by composers of the Turkic World Gara  Garayev and Ulvi Cemal Erkin to the audience. With its new repertoire, the orchestra enchanted its audience for nearly 70 minutes.


Prof. Dr. Purtaş: We are proud of our young artists' success


In the speech he delivered after the concert, TURKSOY Deputy Secretary General  Prof. Dr. Fırat Purtaş extended his gratitude to the audience for its strong interest in this event dedicated to the 25th anniversary of TURKSOY. Prof. Dr. Purtaş further said: ''Let me extend my deepest gratitude to the Youth Chamber Orchestra of TURKSOY for its wonderful performance and to the audience here in Kosovo for its wonderful hospitality which made us feel at home. Tonight, our young artists took us onto an unforgettable journey through the musical mazes of our common cultural heritage. At the same time, this concert has once again shown how strong the contribution of our rich cultural heritage to world civilization also is in terms of compositions of classical music. As we have gathered here today on the occasion of this concert, we have joyfully celebrated the 25th anniversary of TURKSOY all together  as peoples sharing a common culture which reahces out from Central Asia to the Balkans. Let me therefore extend my deepest gratitude to all those who contribute to the organization of this event.’’


6 Concerts in 9 Days


The tour of the Youth Chamber Orchestra of TURKSOY in the Balkans started with a first concert in Prizren on July 27th and will go on with concerts in  Cetinje on July 30th followed by  Mostar o  August 1st and Sarajevo on August 3rd, 2018. The final concert of the tour will take place in  Zenica on August 4th, 2018.


This year's tour of the Youth Chamber Orchestra of TURKSO in the Balkans will feature concerts in  Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo. Thr tour of the orchestra which is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of TURKSOY this year is organized with the contribution of  TURKSOY along with  the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey and the Yunus Emre Institute. 


Youth Chamber Orchestra of TURKSOY

 

The orchestra which was founded upon initiative of TURKSOY Secretary General Dusen Kasseinov in 2010 is composed of young conservatory students from TURKSOY member countries. Every year, young musicians are selected by  the Ministries of Culture of TURKSOY member countries   and come together under the auspices of TURKSOY to rehearse before going on tour in various countries of the world. Since its establishment, the orchestra which performs works by composers of the Turkic World as well as world classics in its concerts  has come together 11 times and given more than 50 concerts in major artistic venues of the world.

 

In 2011, the orchestra published its first album dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the independence of Turkic republics. This was followed by a second album recorded in 2013 which was dedicated to the 20th anniversary of TURKSOY and a third album recorded in 2017 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the independence of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.This year, the tour of the orchestra which pursues its activities with a view to introducing the classical music, culture and art of Turkic speaking peoples to the world is dedicated to the  25th anniversary of TURKSOY.

 

The  tour  of the Youth Chamber Orchestra of TURKSOY dedicated to the 25th anniversary is organized in cooperation  of TURKSOY along with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey  as well as the  Yunus Emre Institute and will feature artists from  Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey and Turkmenistan under  Maestro  Mustafa Mehmandarov from Azerbaijan as conductor.