Izmir Metropolitan Municipality will commemorate Ahmed Adnan Saygun in the art center where he lived his name on the 30th anniversary of his death. Saygun's student Gülsin Onay will also give a concert in the night. Concert from the social media accounts of the Metropolitan Municipality and Izmir Tubewill be broadcast live from.
Ahmed Adnan Saygun Art Center (AASSM), which was opened by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality on December 27, 2008, commemorates Ahmed Adnan Saygun, the pioneer of the Republican era contemporary Turkish composition, which he named after, on the 30th anniversary of his death. The works of the composer will be featured in the memorial program, which will be crowned with a concert by his student Gülsin Onay. Onay will also tell about her memories about her teacher before the concert, and will play important works of the piano repertoire she has worked with Saygun. An online concert to be held in memory of Ahmed Adnan Saygun, who has raised a large number of students, on January 6, 2021, at 20.00:XNUMX, on social media accounts of the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and Izmir Tubewill be published from.
The pride of Turkey
Mekrekarelik having a total area of 29.500 AASS, 1133 persons large hall, small hall 243 people, these five exhibition halls and outdoor areas effectively with the appropriate structure within a short time has become one of Turkey's most qualified art centers.
AASSM, one of the prestigious projects of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, is a center that provides services at European standards, where technical features such as sound systems moving with special cranes, ventilation from the floor and an orchestra pit with an elevator combine with aesthetics. The acoustic project of Ahmed Adnan Saygun Art Center, which was built by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and brings many different colors to the culture and art life of the city, was realized by ARUP, which also designed the Sydney Opera House and London Royal Opera House projects. The section with elevator in front of the stage contributes to the usage richness of the hall with the different functions it brings to the stage. In addition, the center, where disabled citizens are not forgotten, was designed in such a way that both art lovers and disabled artists can easily reach every venue.
Who is Ahmed Adnan Saygun?
Ahmed Adnan Saygun was born on September 7, 1907 in Izmir. He gave works in classical western music. Saygun's music is music educator and scientist, Turkey's "State Artist" title is the first name. He is one of the composers known as the Turkish Five in Turkish music history. He is the composer of the first Turkish opera. “Yunus Emre Oratorio”, one of the most vocal works of Turkish music in the Republic Period, is his most important work. The artist passed away on January 6, 1991.