Istanbul, July 16 () - The 12th Gümüşlük Classical Music Festival continues in the popular western town of Gümüşlük. Organized in the Koyunbaba Antique Stone Quarry, the festival hosted the U.S. Kronos Quartet band on July 14.
The concert, which started with Terry Riley’s “Salome Dances for Peace” hosted the world premiere of “Miniyamba” arranged by composer and guitarist Derek Gripper especially for the band.
The Kronos Quartet surprised the audiences by performing a version of Tanburi Cemil Bey’s “Eviç Taksim” arranged by Stephen Prutsman.The second part of the concert continued with selections from Aleksandra Vrebalov’s “The Sea Ranch Songs” and then Aleksander Kosciow’s “Oberek for the Terry Riley.”
The festival will also host Russian pianist Vyacheslav Gryaznov July 18, Austrian piano, violin and saxophone trio Trio KlaViS July 21, Ahmed Adnan Saygun Piano Competition Final Concert July 23, U.K. pianist Martin Roscoe July 26, Serbian violinist Gilles Apap and pianist Misha Dacic July 29, Serbian pianist Anika Vavic July 31 and Turkish pianist Gülsin Onay Aug. 4.
The event will end with a concert by Ayşedeniz Gökçin titled “Nirvana & Pink Floyd for Virtuoso Piano” on Aug. 8.