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Embark on a musical tour of Turkey with pianist and composer Fazıl Say, as he explores his connection to the people, places and poetry that have shaped him.

Opening with Dört Şehir, Say takes us on an evocative expedition around four cities in Anatolia, drawing on his own memories to invoke the rich history and culture of each place. The rolling waves and dramatic interjections of Yeni Hayat echo the pandemic in which it was written, paving the way for a journey through İlk Şarkılar and Yeni Şarkılar with vocalist Serenad Bağcan.

These songs are a masterclass in musical storytelling, each one possessing a rare transportive power that sweeps us into the vivid imaginings of some of Turkey’s most beloved poets. A pianist ‘full of energy and brilliance’ (Bachtrack), Say has been entrancing audiences for over 25 years. And with music as deeply personal as this, this concert will be no exception.