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“Anatolian Inspirations” Concert

Miniatures: Music from Anatolia
May 31, 2017

February 8th, 2020 07:30 pm

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Gurer Aykal

Founder and the Principal Conductor of New Manhattan Sinfonietta

Emre Engin

Soloist and the concertmaster of the New Manhattan SInfonietta

Ferit Tuzun

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Ludwig van Beethoven

February 8 th , 2020 at 7:30 pm.

Carnegie – Zankel Hall


Gurer Aykal

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.




Emre Engin

Emre Engin, one of the proteges of Maestro Pinchas Zukerman, was awarded “ The Young Soloist of the Year” by the International Istanbul Music Festival, which was followed by many other awards such as the “Yehudi Menuhin Award” by the Royal College of Music, “Best Emerging Artist” by Donizetti Classical Music Awards, and 1st prize at the Ilhan Ozsoy Presidential Violin Competition. Emre is generously supported by the CEV “Harika Yetenekler” Foundation.

Official Website of Emre Engin

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. Tuzun's "Esintiler"  unfolds in three movements, incorporating Anatolian folk music and motives, while in Mozart's "Turkish" violin concerto the music lets loose with exoticism. Symphony no. 4 reveals what Beethoven could do next after the mighty "Eroica" that marked a turning point in the development of symphony as a genre.