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Press Release

2019 KK Capp Fest Press Release

Dates: August 25- September 1

Location for concerts: Cappadocia region    0554-692-8982


All concerts are free

Klasik Keyifler Announces

Their Ninth Music Festival in Cappadocia

August 25-September 1


Klasik Keyifler (KK) returns to Cappadocia for their 9th festival this summer from August 25- September 1st where they will be presenting classical and jazz concerts in a number of magical venues. Dedicated to building new audiences for chamber music, KK also places a priority on supporting young Turkish musicians and composers. The 6-concert festival program features a wide range of repertoire from the 15th century through music our time. The well-established Golden Horn Brass will open the festival with a fun and popular program held in one of Cappadocia’s newest and most unique boutique hotels, Hanedan Suites that encompasses a private valley. The brilliant young players from the Anatolian Wind Quintet will perform in one of nature’s most amazing natural rock-cut concert halls. The program is titled “Del Mundo” and will include both serious and lighter compositions from around the world. Caner Akgün, a baritone with the Istanbul State Opera, will join forces with one of Turkey’s top piano soloists, Cem Babacan in a lyrical program of Bellini songs. This concert will take place in a former 18th century han (an inn for travelers) that has been converted into a popular restaurant /bar, Han Cırağın. The string players performing on the 4th and 5th concerts have been core members of the KK Festival for years. These include KK founder and violinist Ellen Jewett; cellist and current co-artistic director Gökhan Bağcı; violinist soloist, Özcan Ulucan; and violists and members of the Borusan Philharmonic Orchestra, Emre Akman and Dinç Nayan. The program entitled “Chantez et Dansez” will take place in Eleni church, one of the most important churches from the late Ottoman period, located in the town square of Sinasos. This concert is led by singer and music historian Ozan Karagöz, who is based at Schola Canturum, a music academy and research center based in Basel, Switzerland. Cem Çeliksırt will join the ensemble on the lavta, a Turkish oud/lute perfroming songs and dances from the 15th-17th centuries. The August 31st concert commenmorates Zafer Bayram with a celebration of Turkish composers from the foundation of the Turkish Republic through the new generation. This takes place at the new Kapadokya University Cultural Center in Üçhisar. The festival will end under the stars among the fairy chimnies in an outdoor venue Aza in Goreme. The Beyoğlu-born ensemble, Uninvited Jazz Band, will bring sounds from New Orleans, including early swing and jazz and blues.

This festival is organised by the NGO Klasik Keyifler in partnership with Cappadocia University, with the generous sponsorship of Hanedan Cappadocia Suites, Aza Cave Hotel, Esbelli Evi, Turquaz Balloons, Han Çırağan, Mustafapşa municipalty, and Üçhan Art Procudctions.

All concerts are free and open to the public.

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