Embark on a musical tour of Turkey with pianist and composer Fazıl Say, as he explores his connection to the people, places and poetry that have shaped him.
Opening with Dört Şehir, Say takes us on an evocative expedition around four cities in Anatolia, drawing on his own memories to invoke the rich history and culture of each place. The rolling waves and dramatic interjections of Yeni Hayat echo the pandemic in which it was written, paving the way for a journey through İlk Şarkılar and Yeni Şarkılar with vocalist Serenad Bağcan.
These songs are a masterclass in musical storytelling, each one possessing a rare transportive power that sweeps us into the vivid imaginings of some of Turkey’s most beloved poets. A pianist ‘full of energy and brilliance’ (Bachtrack), Say has been entrancing audiences for over 25 years. And with music as deeply personal as this, this concert will be no exception.
At the request of the artist, latecomers will be admitted in between pieces on applause. The first piece Kara Toprak is approximately 7 minutes long.
This performance will finish at approximately 9.15pm, with no interval
Promoted by Piu Entertainment
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The Barbican Hall is located within the main Barbican building. Head to Level G and follow the signs to find your seating level.
Silk Street, London
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Spaces for wheelchair users in row U at the rear of the stalls (up to sixteen, depth of row 180cm) and the back row of the circle (four), both with fold-down companion seats. Some seats in row S of the stalls for people with very limited mobility.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the concert hall where there are a limited number of suitable seats in row G of the stalls. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the cloakroom staff during the performance.
There is an induction loop in the concert hall. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting.