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A Conversation With Mehmet Ali Sanlikol
Tuesday, October 12 2021 8:00PM EDT
111 Your Street, Your Town, MA 02139

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Join us online for a conversation with Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol about his work as a composer and musician and his journey from Turkey to Boston. Find the link to join on Facebook and YouTube.

About Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol

Turkish-American composer, performer, and scholar Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol made his Carnegie Hall debut in April 2016 premiering his commissioned piece "Harabat/The Intoxicated" with the American Composers Orchestra. Other recent works include "The Blue Typhoon," heard at Tanglewood's Ozawa Hall in a program directed by Yo-Yo Ma, and "Vecd," on A Far Cry string orchestra's Grammy-nominated recording Dreams and Prayers. Sanlıkol is a full-time faculty member at  New England Conservatory and has been leading his unique jazz orchestra Whatsnext? since 2012. He has been praised by critics all over the world for his unique, pluralist, multicultural, and energetic musical voice. The Boston Globe noted that Sanlıkol's "music is colorful, fanciful, full of rhythmic life, and full of feeling. The multiculturalism is not touristy, but rather sophisticated, informed, internalized; Sanlikol is a citizen of the world, . . . and he is another who could play a decisive role in music's future in the world." A musical polymath, Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol has composed for, performed with, and toured with international stars and ensembles such as Dave Liebman, Bob Brookmeyer, Billy Cobham, Esperanza Spalding, Gil Goldstein, Antonio Sánchez, Anat Cohen, Tiger Okoshi, The Boston Camerata, The Boston Cello Quartet, A Far Cry, American Composers Orchestra, Okay Temiz, and Erkan Oğur.  

See the concert SANLIKOL featuring Dave Liebman – October  16, 8pm at Berklee Performance Center

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A Conversation With Mehmet Ali Sanlikol