8

Fahir Atakoğlu: The 'Music Of Hope Tour' At Merkin Hall - March 12 - All-Star Band And String Section!

Fahir Atakoğlu: The 'Music Of Hope Tour' At Merkin Hall - March 12 - All-Star Band And String Section!
SOURCE:

Sign in to view read count
One of the outstanding pianists and composers in Europe today... At the cutting edge of the world music. —Ahmet Ertegun, Atlantic Records
Fahir Atakoğlu: The Music of Hope Tour 2020. The Music of Hope Tour is dedicated to all of the refugees in the world.

Personnel

Fahir Atakoğlu: piano
Horacio “El Negro" Hernandez: drums
Armando Gola; bass
Bob Franceschini: saxophone
Letizia Gambi: vocalist
Estrella Acosta: vocalist
Plus a 16 Piece String Orchestra!
Conductor Saadi Zain

March 12. One Night Only!

Merkin Hall
129 W 67th St
New York, NY 10036

“We will encompass the refugee's journey in all aspects of the concert and tour, including, but not limited to: Music both instrumental and with songs, while poetry and prose will create a narrative that is based on the hope of a new life of peace.

The repertoire will consist of new compositions especially written for the concerts, as well as Fahir Atakoğlu's existing collection of music that was inspired by the above- mentioned themes. It will also feature Palestinian and Syrian musicians and the Poems of Turkish poets Yunus Emre and Rumi, Fouad Muhammad Fouad, a Syrian poet, and Khaled Juma and Rafeef Ziadah who are Palestinian. The purpose of this concert tour is to change the world's view of refugees, to positively engage the audience, to look at the lives, struggles, and achievements of refugees, to show tolerance, respect and love towards one another by reminding us that it could happen to all of us, anytime, anywhere. The concerts will carry the messages of unity, of learning to live together, and to embrace our differences and to always feel the “Hope for Peace" through music." — Fahir Atakoğlu

Album Interpretations of Love
Release Date TBA

Fahir Atakoglu: piano
Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez: drums
Alain Caron: bass
Romero Lubambo: guitar

Vocalists:
Buika
Luciana Souza
Letizia Gambi
Aimée Allen

Plus full string section.

Recorded at: Carriage House, Stamford Connecticut.

Photo credit: Andrea Boccalini

This story appears courtesy of Scott Thompson Public Relations.
Copyright © 2020. All rights reserved.

Visit Website | Purchase Tickets

For interview requests or more information contact .

Post a comment

Tags

Watch

View events near New York City
Jazz Near New York City
Events Guide | Venue Guide | Get App | More...

Jazz News

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.