Turkish Music Festival

Friday, January 17, 2020 (All day)
Houston, TX

Join us in exploring the unexpected with the third annual Turkish Music Festival, highlighting the thousand-year connection between Turkish music and that of the surrounding cultures of Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Master of regional bowed instruments and Berklee College of Music professor Beth Bahia Cohen will take the stage alongside boundary-breaking ensemble Carpe Diem String Quartet and Hoppa Project musicians to showcase a selection of the regions' distinct musical traditions, interwoven through time and place.

Western criticism considers Reza Vali as the “Persian Bartók”, given that he combines traditional work with modern compositional techniques, follows formal procedures and uses effective and enchanting rhythms.

Antonio Baldassarre and Tatjana Markovic, Music Cultures in Sounds, Word and Images