Muğla, July 22 () - Turkey’s first open air chamber music festival, the Eklisia Chamber Music Festival, will be held in the Eklisia Church in the Aegean province of Muğla’s Gümüşlük from Aug. 1 to Aug. 13, 2015.
Bringing a new perspective to classical music, the Eklisia Chamber Music Festival is getting ready to gather the best chamber music groups together and leave audiences awestruck.
The festival, which will take place in a church from the Byzantine period, will host seven national and international groups. Accompanying the universal resonance of the classical music will be the beautiful ambiance of Gümüşlük, a place situated near the sea where history and culture have been persevered.
Organized by the Gümüşlük Culture and Arts Association and Mehmet Can Ağlaç, the festival aims to put on an unforgettable show for the renowned chamber music groups established in Turkey and carve its name next to the other distinguished international festivals.
The program of the festival is as follows:
Kadir Sonuk will accompany Camerata Symrna, a group of five with wind instruments, and combine an Egyptian dance called Tanoura with sofi figures.
The program will continue with the talented Athens quintet Dimitrios Dounis and Italian soloists Raffaele La Ragione and Camilla Finardi, which will be followed by a performance of the well-known Borusan Quartet.
Following these, four cellists known as Çellistanbul will take the stage with their rich repertoire, followed by the Fuego Trio, who will sway the audience with Astor Piazzola’s unforgettable tango.
Next up the Olten Ouartet will meet the audience and as part of the closing of the festival Genco Erkal, under the pointer of Nazi Özgüç and accompanied by Camerata İzmir, will perform Stravinsky’s enduring piece “The Soldier’s Tale.”
All concerts will start at 9:30 p.m. More information can be found on the webpage, Facebook and twitter accounts of the festival.
Aug. 1, 2015: Camerata Smyrna & Kadir Sonuk
Aug. 3, 2015: Athens quintet Dimitrios Dounis and Italian soloists Raffaele La Ragione and Camilla Finardi
Aug. 5, 2015: Borusan Quartet
Aug. 7, 2015: Çellistanbul
Aug. 9, 2015: Fuego Trio
Aug. 11, 2015: Olten Quartet
Aug. 13, 2015: Camerata İzmir & Genco Erkal & Naci Özgüç