Doğuş Children’s Symphonic Orchestra to Meet Music Lovers in Izmir in the First Concert of the Year with Leading Violinist Cihat Aşkın

DOĞUŞ CHILDREN'S SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA WILL ACCOMPANY VIOLINIST CİHAT AŞKIN IN THE FIRST CONCERT OF THE YEAR

Doğuş Children’s Symphonic Orchestra goes to Izmir for the first concert of the year.

Doğuş Children’s Symphonic Orchestra (DCSO), the first and only national children’s symphonic orchestra of Turkey, prepares to celebrate its 10th year with music lovers in Izmir. DCSO continues to make headlines with concerts in Turkey and around the world, and will accompany the renowned Turkish violinist Cihat Aşkın for the first concert of the year. DCSO will perform at the Hikmet Şimşek Arts Center (former Karşıyaka Theater and Opera Hall) on Friday, January 30, and at the Ahmed Adnan Saygun Arts Center on Saturday, January 31.

Founded in 2006 within the Doğuş Group as the first and only national children’s symphonic orchestra of Turkey, and composed of nationwide conservatory students between the ages of 11 and 18, the Doğuş Children’s Symphonic Orchestra will perform for the lovers of classical music in Izmir on January 30th and 31st.

Led by Conductor and Musical Director Professor Rengim Gökmen, the 90 musicians of DÇSO will perform at the Hikmet Şimşek Arts Center (former Karşıyaka Theater and Opera Hall) on Friday, January 30, and at the Ahmed Adnan Saygun Arts Center on Saturday, January 31. Both performances will begin at 7.30 pm. Staying true to DCSO's objective of enabling youth to experience symphonic music through their peers, and to promote universal polyphonic music, both events will have free admission.

DCSO reached over 60 thousand people in 54 concerts around the world, and performed with leading Turkish pianists Fazıl Say and Gülsin Onay, famous violin virtuoso Alexander Markov, and legendary guitarist José Maria Gallardo Del Rey. Celebrating its 10th year in Izmir, the Orchestra will accompany with leading violinist Cihat Aşkın. The repertoire will range from Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony to Ulvi Cemal Erkin's Concerto for Violin.

DCSO takes on a remarkable task of promoting classical music to children and teenagers through their peers, and reaches an audience of all ages. DCSO's Izmir performances are expected to attract lovers of music from all ages, young and adult.

About the Doğuş Children’s Symphonic Orchestra:

Doğuş Children’s Symphonic Orchestra is a part of the Doğuş Group of Companies, and was founded in 2006.

Led by Conductor and Musical Director Professor Rengim Gökmen, the Doğuş Children’s Symphonic Orchestra is composed of conservatory students between the ages of 11 and 18. The objective of the Orchestra is to enable the youth of Turkey experience symphonic music through their peers, and to promote universal polyphonic music in Turkey.

The Orchestra accompanied many Turkish and international musicians in their concerts. The Orchestra also appeared with the Presidential Symphonic Orchestra of Turkey in a number of projects.

DÇSO has been performing nationwide since 2006, and has been representing Turkey on an international level since 2008.

Doğuş Children’s Symphonic Orchestra received “Best Corporate Social Responsibility” award in the 2013 Ace Of M.I.C.E. (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) Awards held by the Tourism Media Group in 29 categories with 230 entrants. The Orchestra performed 54 concerts in 3 countries (Turkey, Germany and Switzerland) and 24 provinces, reaching more than 60,000 people. So far, the Orchestra has performed in the Turkish provinces of Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Balıkesir, Bodrum, Eskişehir, Erzurum, Giresun, İstanbul, İzmir, Kars, Kayseri, Konya, Mersin, Niğde, Rize, Samsun, Trabzon, Bursa and Edirne, as well as Basel, Switzerland and Munich, Germany.

The Orchestra plans to take part in more international concerts in the years to come, making the voice of contemporary Turkish youths heard on both nationwide and global levels.

DCSO Trainers:

Conductor and Musical Director: Professor Rengim Gökmen

Musical Director of the Presidential Symphonic Orchestra

Social and Psychological Consultant: Dr. Erdal Atabek

Physician, Author

Assistant Conductor and General Coordinator: Oğuzhan Kavruk

Cello Soloist, Presidential Symphonic Orchestra

Assistant Conductor: Tolga Taviş

Conductor of the Samsun State Opera and Ballet; Composer

Assistant Conductor: Hasan Niyazi Tura

Violinist of the Presidential Symphonic Orchestra; Composer

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