Al-Bustan is pleased to open its 2012–13 season of the Arab Music Concert Series, led by Music Director Hanna Khoury, with a week of exciting events featuring Turkish clarinetist Hüsnü Şenlendirici.
As one of Turkey’s leading clarinetists, Hüsnü Şenlendirici is deeply rooted in his Anatolian heritage, particularly his Aegean homeland’s musical traditions. His immersion in the classical music repertoire of Turkey directly relates to classical Arab music of Egypt and the Levant, which has its roots in Turkish classical music. His 2005 debut solo release The Joy of Clarinet *broke records in Turkey and afforded him the opportunity to perform internationally. In 2007 Şenlendirici formed the Taksim Trio project with virtuosos Aytaç Doğan on qanun and İsmail Tuncbilek on baglama. Rooted in improvisation, the Trio captivated the international world music scene with live performances and the release of their *Taksim Trio album, which was voted best album of the year in Turkey in 2007. Şenlendirici collaborated with Trio Chios, a Greek band from Chios Island to release Both Sides of the Aegean in 2010, featuring common melodies of Greek and Turkish cultures from both sides of the Aegean Sea. Şenlendirici’s most recent solo album Husn-u Hicaz was released in late 2011.
Admission: $30 or $15 students with ID. Purchase tickets here.
Trinity Center for Urban Life
22nd and Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Hüsnü Şenlendirici in the Community:
Music Demonstration at University of Pennsylvania
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Time: 6–7:30 p.m.
Location: College Hall – Room 200
Free/Open to the Public
Co-sponsored by Greenfield Intercultural Center
Meet the Artist Reception
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Time: 6–7:30 p.m. – with special performance by Turkish Choir of Turkish American Friendship Society (TAFSUS) at 7 p.m.
Location: Divan Turkish and Mediterranean Grill, 622 South 6th Street, Philadelphia, 19147
Admission: $25/person - proceeds support Al-Bustan’s music education program
Music Demonstration for School Students
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Time: 9:30–10:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Location: World Cafe Live Theatre at 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, 19104
Interested school groups invited to make reservations in advance with Al-Bustan
Co-sponsored by LiveConnections.org
Questions? Contact Al-Bustan or call 267.809.3668.