Second Annual Turkish Music FestivalVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Enjoy an educational and entertaining night highlighting a range of Turkish traditions, from folk music and Ottoman court music, to the contemporary music of Turkey. Along with Hoppa Project conducted by Erberk Eryılmaz, this concert will feature Grammy-nominated composer and performer of traditional Turkish instruments, Mehmet Ali Şanlıkol, and the two-time top winner of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, San Francisco-based Del Sol String Quartet.
About The Hoppa Project
Hoppa Project aims to promote music from Eastern Europe and the Middle East by performing the music of the region with a wide range of styles from folk to newly commissioned contemporary music. Hoppa is an exclamation that is commonly used in the region to say “Come on! Let’s go!” The project brings western and eastern trained musicians together in order to discover cultural connections. Their goal is to expose people to a culture they might not know well and to bring foreigners abroad back home with music.
For more information about Hoppa Project and 2nd Annual Turkish Music Festival, please visit hoppaproject.com.
Performing Arts programs at Asia Society Texas Center are presented by Mickey Rosenau and Ellen Gritz. Major support comes from Nancy C. Allen and Mary Lawrence Porter, as well as The Brown Foundation, Inc., Houston Endowment, and the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. Generous funding also provided by AARP, The Clayton Fund, Miller Theatre Advisory Board, New England Foundation for the Arts, Schlumberger, Wortham Foundation, Inc., Texas Commission on the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding is provided through contributions from the Friends of Asia Society, a premier group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center. This program is presented in partnership with Hoppa Project, American Turkish Association of Houston, and The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.