Music of Islam, Turkey & Renaissance Europe


Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol leads a musical program connecting diverse people and cultures. In response to the stereotyping of Muslims in today’s politics, Sanlıkol employs music to bring together cultural expressions of Islam and Europe, highlight the diversity of Boston’s Muslim community, and further conversation among Muslim and non-Muslim Bostonians. The concerts’ centerpiece is DEVRAN, Sanlıkol’s unique new intercultural choral work combining Muslim texts, Renaissance choral style, and Middle Eastern elements into an artistic whole. Other performers are the NEC Chamber Singers, led by Erica Washburn, and DÜNYA, performing traditional Turkish Sufi music led by the composer. Two performances with a pre-concert talk by the composer followed by an audience discussion and reception are scheduled for November 2017.

Location, Date/Time, Price: 
November 9, Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston, MA, PRE-CONCERT TALK at 7:00pm, CONCERT at 7:30pm. FREE
November 12, First Church of Roxbury, 10 Putnam St., Boston, MA, PRE-CONCERT TALK at 2:00pm, CONCERT at 2:30pm. FREE

NEFA_black_RGB_small_0This program was made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ Creative City Program, with funding from The Barr Foundation and with additional support from The Boston Foundation.