New Manhattan Sinfonietta

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 8 PM

Carnegie Hall, New York

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“Hymns from Auschwitz: A Tribute to Viktor Ullman and Michel Assael


Renan Koen

Gurer Aykal

New Manhattan Sinfonietta brings together premieres in this meaningful concert. This performance includes Hymns from Auschwitz for Hazans and piano by Elcil Gürel Göçtü, a young composer of Renan Koen's March of the Music Movement; Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K.491, performed in memory of Viktor Ullmann; and, Auschwitz, a symphonic poem by survivor Michel Assael, which was discovered through the research of Dr. Joe Halio, assisted by Koen.


Founder and Principal Conductor
New Manhattan Sinfonietta (NMS) is a New York City based orchestra founded by world renowned Turkish maestro Mr. Gürer Aykal. NMS will proudly perform concerts at a caliber that will match the taste and sophistication of the audiences in and out of New York. Mr. Aykal has enthusiastically established the New Manhattan Sinfonietta as his final orchestra project.


December 18, 2019

“Anatolian Inspirations” Concert

New Manhattan Sinfonietta’s musicians will perform an orchestral suite "Esintiler" (Inspirations) by Turkish composer Ferit Tuzun, Mozart's beloved violin concerto no.5 -also known as "Turkish"- and Beethoven's often neglected 4th symphony.
May 31, 2017

Miniatures: Music from Anatolia

Yunus Emre Institute is excited to host the first concert by a project by Turkish American Arts Society of New York (TAASNY) “The Soloists of New Manhattan Sinfonietta” This special concert will include musical works by national leading composers from Anatolia, Turkey, as well as a repertory that is related to Turkish Region and history of these lands.
May 31, 2017

A Call For World Peace

“A Call for World Peace” concert is dedicated to Japan-Turkish friendship. The symphonic suite “Friendship”, composed and conducted by Seiji Mukaiyama, will be performed by New Manhattan Sinfonietta and accompanied by the Dessoff Choirs and Circle Wind Boys & Girls Choir.

Our Covid-19 Vaccination Policy

The health and safety of all is TAASNY’s top priority. To support a safe reopening for in-person events, and in accordance with the advice of medical and public health experts, everyone coming to our events will be required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) in order to enter the event. This includes at least two weeks since the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or a single dose of a one-dose vaccine, including any recommended booster shots, if applicable. An up-to-date list of WHO-approved vaccines can be found at

As a result of this requirement, we are unable to welcome any attendees under the age of 12 who are not vaccinated.
Any ticket holder who would like to request a reasonable accommodation to the vaccination requirement due to a disability or sincerely held religious belief should submit a written request as soon as possible prior to the date of their scheduled event to [email protected]