3 Dec 2019

OPENING CONCERT
December 3, 2019 Tuesday (7:30 pm) Ankara University FLHG (DTCF) FARABI HALL


VIRTUOSI DI PRAGA / CZECH REPUBLIC

Director: OLDRICH VLCEK

SOLOIST: ŞEFİKA KUTLUER, FLUTE

The opening concert of the Festival will be at the Farabi Hall in Ankara with Virtuosi di Praga Orchestra from Prag/ Czech Republic, accompanying Sefika Kutluer, on December the 3rd, 2019 at 7:30 pm.

The Virtuosi di Praga Orchestra have performed several concerts with Sefika Kutluer at different venues and cities of the European Union. They have also accompanied her on  Kutluer’s Mevalana CD , which is one of her 17 internationally distributed Cds. 

The concert will be repeated next day and Kutluer will travel to Prag on december the 17th to perform a Christmas concert with the same orchestra.

CONCERT PROGRAM:

K. STAMIC - Orchestral Quartet F dur

    Allegro-Andante-Presto

W.A.MOZART  Concert for flute D Major

    Allegro aperto – Adagio - Rondo

    Soloist : Şefika Kutluer

INTERMISSION

G.Ph.TELEMANN   Angloise - La Badinerie

L.BOCCHERINI   Menuetto

J.PACHELBEL    Canon

F.SCHUBERT   Ave Maria  for flute

    Soloist : Şefika Kutluer

A.DVOŘÁK   Slavonic dance no.8 in G minor

J.STRAUSS  Pizzicato polka

D.SCHOSTAKOVICH  Waltz no.2

J.S.BACH  Menuetto-Badinerie  for flute

    Soloist : Şefika Kutluer

SEFIKA KUTLUER THE “MAGIC FLUTE”

Here is a “Magic Flute” from Turkey..........I am impressed; she is a master technician who also has great musicianship. The audience was thrilled by the technical excellence displayed by Kutluer; she has a delicate control of tone color. Her articulation of  “Flatterzunge” or flutter tonguing is superb. Her fingering is the best, but flute players know that fingering is perhaps half the effort. The remainder is the responsibility of the lungs and diaphragm and the throat, lips, and tongue. Kutluer has all these components completely under control and she imparted a shimmering brilliance to the music.............”                                           New York Times

After winning several international competitions and launching her truly international career as a soloist, she was awarded the presidential Medal in Turkey, in 1985, the highest honor that country bestows on an individual, and in 1998 she became a "State Artist". She has been decorated with “Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella della Solidarieta’ Italiana”- State Medal – by the President of Italy and with "Austrian Gold Medal of Merit" by the President of Austria, the “Cultural Medal” of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Slovak Republic’s special award - the “Golden Medal of Honour”.

She has been appointed as the “Goodwill Ambassador of Unicef”.

Tickets: Biletix

Protocol: 80 TL

1. Category - 40 TL - Student: 25 TL
2. Category - 30 TL - Student: 25 TL

We’d like to extend our gratitude to the Ankara University Rectorate for providing the venue.