Sound On Global: Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol with George Lernis and A Far Cry present "A Gentleman of Istanbul”

Time & Date

Sunday, April 2, 2023, 2:00 pm

This event is in person only. Doors open at 1:00 p.m.

Event Location

WBUR CitySpace 890 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 Open in Google Maps

Ticket Price


This year our Sound On concerts are going global! Join us for a new spinoff to our popular series which will feature instrumental artists across all genres from classical to jazz to everything between. You’ll continue to meet fresh faces experiencing a meteoric rise as well as tried-and-true musicians who are creating their most resonant work to date.

Join us for a performance to celebrate the album debut of “A Gentleman of Istanbul,” a collaboration with composer Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol and Boston's self-conducted chamber orchestra A Far Cry. This symphony, which blends Turkish traditional, western classical, and jazz music, follows a seventeenth-century Ottoman world traveler, Evliya Çelebi, reflecting the cosmopolitan identity of this Muslim adventurer and celebrating the rich history and cultural diversity within Islam.

Throughout the performance, Sanlıkol will be in conversation with Radio Boston host Tiziana Dearing . Coffee and cookies will be served after the event.

I. Clocks and Bells of Vienna – Allegro
II. Death of Kaya Sultan – Jazz Ballad
III. Vegetarian Dervishes – Semai
IV. Alexander the Great – Devr-i Kebir and Vivace

CitySpace Tickets
General: $15.00
Student: $5.00 (must present a valid student ID upon arrival)
Premiere: $25.00 [SOLD OUT]

Ways To Save
WBUR Sustainers and Member save $5.00 on in-person tickets to this event. To apply the discount to your ticket purchase online, you’ll need to enter a promo code. You can get your code by emailing [email protected].

Registrants may be contacted by CitySpace about this or future events.

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