Cancelled - Ottoman Baroque

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In association with Muziekcentrum 1001 Nachten, Duygu Alkan and students from the Royal Conservatoire

This Programme is part of the Project Wij Den Haag.

Mystic crossover of compositions from the Baroque
An orchestra formed specially for the event will perform a programme entitled Ottoman Baroque, a mystic crossover of compositions from the Baroque, in which the influence of Byzantine music can be clearly heard. For the programme, in which Turkish musicians will be playing alongside students from the Royal Conservatoire and from Muziekcentrum 1001 Nachten, the instruments to be played will include harpsichord, violin, viola, cello, traverso, Turkish ney (a reed flute), bağlama and kemençe. The singer is Duygu Alkan. The concert is produced by Annemarie de Bruijn.

About Muziekcentrum 1001 Nachten
Muziekcentrum 1001 Nachten is a music school dedicated to providing inspiration, developing talent and making connections in the community of the Schilderswijk and Transvaal districts of The Hague. The music centre overcomes the major obstacles preventing children from playing an instrument by offering free lessons, providing an instrument free of charge and giving lesson at various locations in the district. There are now around 500 schoolchildren enrolled with the music centre. The school is an initiative of Ahmet Gür, a violinist and alumni of the Royal Conservatoire.

Duygu Alkan is a singer and ud player who specialises in classical Turkish, Ottoman and Anatolian folk music. She studied Turkish music and vocal training at the conservatory in Izmir and is now studying for a Master’s degree at Codarts in Rotterdam. Since 2010, she has performed with various musicians in countries including Turkey, Iraq, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Cyprus.

Various students from the Royal Conservatoire’s Early Music and Classical Music departments will take part in the programme, including Kaya Can Gür (violin), Albert Lincan (viola), Bugra Yüzügüldü (viola) and Lente van Dijk (violin).

The artistic director of the project is Paul Slangen.

Photography: Duyga Algan



Wed 17 November 2021 14.00


Theater de Vaillant

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Sat 20 November 2021 13.00


Conservatoriumzaal, Amare

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