Esma Çakır / Torino, Nov 17 () – The world renowned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will perform songs of Turkey’s veteran songwriter and singer Sezen Aksu, who has marked many peoples’ lives with her unique voice and unforgettable songs.
The orchestrate, directed by famous Italian meastro Marcello Rota, will interpret Sezen Aksu’s songs for her 40th anniversary in the music world.
Marcello Rota said Sezen Aksu had an exceptional music, which includes the rhythm of life, as well as soul and heart.
69-year-old orchestra has performed a range of famous artists such as Pink Floyd, Sting and ABBA. This time, some 15 songs of Aksu will dazzle the audience, selected among up to 200 records.
Within the project, arranger, bass musician and composer Erdal Kızılçay, living in Switzerland, rearranged Aksu’s songs after a one-year-long work.
While the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra will accompany the British orchestrate of 70 people, certain ethnic music instruments will enrich the performances from time to time.
While Doğan News Agency witnessed a meeting where the project team gathered to review the interpretations at the Italian maestro Marcello Rota’s house, Rota told he was thrilled when he heard about the project offered by Mustafa Oğuz, founder of Most Production.
“Aksu’s melodies involve heart and soul, a rhythmic life. She is not only blue, but also positive most of the time” Rota said.
Erdal Kızılçay, having worked with many famous artists such as David Bowie, Tina Turnet and Iggy Pop, told Doğan News Agency that known pieces such as “Kaybolan Yıllar”, “İkinci Bahar”, “Seni Kimler Aldı”, “Sorma”, “İstanbul İstanbul Olalı” will be some of the Sezen Aksu classics to be performed.
“I was honored to participate in the project. This is a big responsibility. I have been musician for the last 50 years but I believe this project will be the top point of my career” Kızılçay said.
“He added the concert expected to take more than one hour will constitute of symphonic arrangement of songs. I” had to rewrite some of the songs to interpret them with a classic style and fit them to philharmonic performances “
A CD and DVD of the concert’s record will be offered to music lovers across the world, after the performance.