Fall 2018 

“Aman Aman!” 
The Music of the Turkish & Greek Café 

program

DÜNYA teams up with Pharos Ensemble to take their audiences on a musical journey where they will be introduced to the Turkish coffeehouse and the Greek Kafe Aman repertoires which include late classical Ottoman/Turkish music, urban folk songs from Turkey, songs representing the Kafe Aman style from mainland Greece as well as early Rembetika songs.

Location, Date/Time, Price: 
October 30, MIT, Bartos Theater, Cambridge – MA, 7:30pm, General: $25, Students: $15

 

 

A Special TEDx Presentation 

Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol presents excerpts from his ‘coffeehouse opera’, entitled “Othello in the Seraglio”, and an innovative composition performed live by his Jazz trio followed by a talk where he will discuss how being an immigrant helped him become a musically multilingual composer and performer.

Location, Date: 
November 10, TEDxBeaconStreet, Brookline – MA

 

 

Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol Trio 

Grammy nominated composer and DownBeat magazine’s September 2016 Editor’s pick Jazz pianist Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol presents his unique blend of energetic and innovative Turkish music influenced contemporary Jazz.

Location, Date/Time, Price: 
November 16, Somerville Community Baptist Church, Somerville – MA, 8pm, $15

 

 

١٧عصر.

Music from the 17thcentury Istanbul

program

DÜNYA ensemble presents a diverse range of music compiled by Ali Ufuki in mid-17th century Istanbul including Sufi music, unusual examples of entertainment and dance music with (what we would consider today) obscene lyrics as well as rhythmic complexity that is not to be found in the current Turkish repertoire…

Location, Date/Time, Price: 
November 27, New England Conservatory, Jordan Hall, Boston – MA, 7:30pm, FREE
November 28, Harvard University, Memorial Church, Cambridge – MA, 8pm, General: $15, Students: $10 – tickets will be sold at the door / cash and checks only / first come first serve

 

Spring 2018 

 

Between Two Worlds:
from the “jazz” of Istanbul to the “blues” of Anatolia

This concert presents a mix of Ottoman classical, folk, religious as well as popular musics from Anatolia and the city of Istanbul.

Location, Date/Time, Price: 
February 11, Congregational Church of Salisbury, Salisbury, MA, 3pm, FREE
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For Old Times’ Sake: a farewell concert to Ryles

Grammy nominated composer and DownBeat magazine’s September 2016 Editor’s pick Jazz pianist Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol brings his unique blend of energetic and innovative Turkish music influenced contemporary Jazz to Ryles for a special evening to say farewell to this beloved venue…
Several generations of musicians cherished Ryles for over 40 years. Please join us for a very special and memorable evening.
Featuring,
Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, piano, voice, ney
James Heazlewood-Dale, bass
George Lernis, drums, percussion
with special guests,
Burcu Gulec, voice
Bulut Gulen, trombone

Location, Date/Time, Price: 
May 11, Ryles Jazz Club, Cambridge, MA, 8:30pm, $15