Presidential Classical Turkish Music Chorus

The Presidential Chorus will be organising this concert to commemorate Zekâi Dede, one of the last classical composers of Turkish classical music, on the 125th anniversary of his passing. The concert will feature the works of the esteemed composer, which are traditionally sung in the hisarbûselik maqam. In the solo parts of the concert, while the qanun player Taner Sayacıoğlu will be respectfully commemorating Refik Talat Alpman and Sedar Öztoprak, who broadened the horizon of Turkish saz music, on the 75th anniversary of their death; the concert, which will be conducted by Mehmet Güntekin, will feature as its guest soloist Güzin Değişmez, who will share our musical world's gratitude for Zekâi Dede.

Conductor: Mehmet Güntekin
Guest Soloist: Güzin Değişmez
Taner Sayacıoğlu, Qanun

Event Rules
  • Purchased tickets cannot be changed or refunded, except in case of cancellation of the event or change of date.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all events in AKM will be subject to specific rules. Everyone who buys a ticket will be assumed to have agreed to these rules and enforcements.
  • The student ticket is only valid with an available student ID. On the day of the event, the student IDs must be presented to the staff.
  • AKM Management reserves the right not to admit those who are considered unsuitable for the event by giving them refunds.
  • In accordance with the circular letter, “Mandatory PCR Test” dated 14.01.2022 issued by the Republic of Türkiye, Ministry of Internal Affairs, it has been decided on the advice of the Coronavirus Science Committee that, due to the recent course of the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on public health, it is no longer necessary to have PCR test scans prior to attending events such as concerts, cinema, or theatre.
  • During the concert, recording with cameras, mobile phones, and other recording equipment is forbidden. Recording devices will not be allowed in the venues. 
  • The events are suitable for participants aged 7 and over.
  • Once the event begins, no visitors will be allowed in the venue.
  • It is required for visitors to arrive and be ready at the entrance 1 hour prior to the event.   
  • The concert halls may change for reasons beyond control. AKM management is sure to change the seating layout, ensuring they assign the spectators a new seat in the changed venue that is closest to the prior ticket number. Purchased tickets will not be refunded due to the change of venue. 
  • Guests are required to comply with the stated seating layout; they are obliged not to change their seats during the event.
  • It’s forbidden to enter the venues with food and beverages, consume tobacco or tobacco products or use e-cigarettes outside smoke-free areas.
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