A Gentleman of Istanbul
Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol's "A Gentleman of Istanbul," commissioned by the Grammy-nominated chamber orchestra A Far Cry, is a collaboration between the ensemble and composer/multi-instrumentalist Sanlıkol, who sings and performs piano, oud, and ney; and percussionist George Lernis. The symphony, which blends Turkish traditional, western classical, and jazz music, follows a 17th-century Ottoman world traveler, Evliya Çelebi, reflecting the cosmopolitan identity of this Muslim adventurer and celebrating the rich history and cultural diversity within Islam.
Release date: April 7, 2023
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