Koç University, Sevgi Gönül Cultural Center

Rumelifeneri, 34450 Sarıyer / Istanbul, Türkiye Show Maps

Koç University is on Sarıyer-Rumeli Feneri road and 10 minutes drive from Sarıyer.Click here for public transport and shuttle services.

Free Shuttles: There are free shuttles between Hacıosman Metro-SGKM before and after specific events. In order to use shuttles, e-mail to: sgkm@ku.edu.tr

For Tickets and Invitations: www.tixbox.com.tr

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NOVEMBER01WEDNESDAY
01 NOVEMBERWEDNESDAY

Organized with the association of SGKM and the Career Development Center, the event will introduce you to two optimistic travellers, Muammer Yılmaz and Milan Bihlmann, who have toured the world in 80 days with no money, covering 8000 kilometers in a journey across 7 countries.

  • FREE OF CHARGE

NOVEMBER02THURSDAY
02 NOVEMBERTHURSDAY

In this program, soprano Özgecan Gençer and pianist and conductor Can Okan will present a fine selection of 18th Century Classical and 19th Century Romantic Period music. In a journey from Mozart to Puccini, Chopin and Rachmaninov, the audience will witness the flow of the arts of opera and Lied, as well as piano music, throughout the centuries.

  • FREE OF CHARGE

NOVEMBER07TUESDAY
07 NOVEMBERTUESDAY

BAŞKA SINEMA: MOTHERLAND HOTEL

  • MAVA TV Studio
  • 18:00

1987 | Drama | 94’ | Turkish, with English Subtitles

Adapted for the silver screen by director Ömer Kavur, based on the novel by Yusuf Atılgan, the story focuses on the character Zebercet, who runs an inn he has inherited in a small provincial town in the 80s. Zebercet grows a passion for a woman who arrives on the Ankara train one day and stays at the hotel for a single night, and as his passion turns into obsession, the hotel, where he no longer accepts guests, turns more oppressive and suffocating with time. Regarded among the best films of Turkish cinema, Motherland Hotel awaits its audience in a digitally restored copy.

There is also 20:30 session.

  • WITH FEE

Invitations and tickets can be found at www.tixbox.com.tr two days before the event.

Ticketed events and invitation-only events are open only to University Members.

NOVEMBER08WEDNESDAY
08 NOVEMBERWEDNESDAY

The palace servant risks her life to save a noble baby left behind by his mother, and finds herself in a breathless chase. Having disobeyed the order to give the baby to his true mother, the servant girl appears before a well-known crazy judge known to turn the wrong right. To resolve the case, the judge resorts to the ancient game of the Caucasian Chalk Circle. But who will be the winner?

NOVEMBER09THURSDAY
09 NOVEMBERTHURSDAY

Bülent Evcil, regarded as the best flautist of his generation by world-renowned flute virtuoso Sir James Galway, shares the stage with Çağatay Akyol, one of the most successful harpists of Turkey. A rich repertoire extending from Bach to Ravel, tango melodies to Japanese pieces awaits you.

  • FREE OF CHARGE

NOVEMBER14TUESDAY
14 NOVEMBERTUESDAY

BAŞKA SINEMA: SUMMER 1993

  • MAVA TV Studio
  • 18:00

2017 | Family - Drama | 96’ | Catalan

Catalan director Carla Simon’s emotional feature film debut about the tough days of a young girl who has been adopted by a family, Summer 1993 made its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival’s Generation Kplus section in February. Upon the death of her parents, her uncle and aunt take the the six year old Frida to live with them in their rural house. Unable to forget her mother, Frida spends her nights praying, and her days trying to make a place for herself in her new family. Carrying autobiographical elements, Summer 1993 portrays the inner world of Frida throughout a summer without resorting to emotional abuse.

There is also 20:30 session.

  • WITH FEE

Invitations and tickets can be found at www.tixbox.com.tr two days before the event.

Ticketed events and invitation-only events are open only to University Members.

NOVEMBER16THURSDAY
16 NOVEMBERTHURSDAY

SILVA QUARTET

  • Library
  • 12:30

Formed in 2010 by four female musicians, the Silva Quartet have been fusing classical and Turkish music, jazz, tango, film scores and popular music to come up with their own style of original music, in addition to their performance repertoire.

  • FREE OF CHARGE

NOVEMBER16THURSDAY
16 NOVEMBERTHURSDAY

THE SECRET TRIO

  • SGKM
  • 19:30

Not bound to a single tradition, The Secret Trio consists of İsmail Lumanovski (Clarinet) , Tamer Pınarbaşı  (Kanun) and Ara Dinkjian (Ud) performs a collection of original pieces and traditional melodies that fuses the microtonal modes and improvisation of the Middle East, dance beats of the Balkans, and elements of Jazz, Rock, Classical and World music.

NOVEMBER21TUESDAY
21 NOVEMBERTUESDAY

BAŞKA SINEMA: BENIM VAROŞ HIKAYEM

  • MAVA TV Stüdyosu
  • 18:00

2017 | Documentary | 75’ | Turkish, with English Subtitles

The slums of Ceyhan, Adana... Dark strories, cursing mouths, poverty at their purest and most real. Adana is known for its heat, its fertile soil, its rough men, its kebab, its rage and its masculinity. This is a city about which everyone gets to say a few words, and it is now the slums’ turn, with their extraordinary stories, their demolished walls and their candor.

The film is set in Ceyhan, where the director was born and raised, and witnesses the stories of the neighborhood dwellers. With events involving elements of comedy along with violence, occasionally turning into criminal cases, the city has become a cultural phenomenon across the country, and the film takes a broader perspective as it looks at its people, aiming to shed light on the socio-cultural structure of a city made of slums.

There is also 20:30 session.

  • WITH FEE

Invitations and tickets can be found at www.tixbox.com.tr two days before the event.

Ticketed events and invitation-only events are open only to University Members.

NOVEMBER23THURSDAY
23 NOVEMBERTHURSDAY

LEPIDUS QUARTET

  • Library
  • 12:30

Lepidus Quartet was started in 2011 by Hande Küden (Violin I), Aylin Amtmann (Violin II), Öykü Koçoğlu (Viola) and Yılmaz Bişer (Violoncello). The quartet aims to create awareness on the importance of chamber music.  LQ won their first prize at the 2012 Yaşar University Chamber Music Competition in İzmir. The jury was composed of such highly reputable musicians as Prof. Lukas David, Dr.

  • FREE OF CHARGE

NOVEMBER23THURSDAY
23 NOVEMBERTHURSDAY

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

  • WITH FEE

Invitations and tickets can be found at www.tixbox.com.tr two days before the event.

Ticketed events and invitation-only events are open only to University Members.

NOVEMBER28TUESDAY
28 NOVEMBERTUESDAY

BAŞKA SINEMA: HAPPY END

  • MAVA TV Studio
  • 18:00

2017 | Drama | 107’ | French, English 

In Happy End, which competed at the Cannes Film Festival this year, Haneke revisits his distinctive themes of problematic families, revenge between generations and ravaging repressed guilt, while showing the refugee crisis in Europe in the background. The life of the Laurent family, leading an apparently comfortable and wealthy life in Calais in Northern France, goes off the rails with the arrival of Eve, who enters their life due to unexpected events. The constant family problems and their meticulously kept secrets are no longer bearable. Haneke once again brings the harshest critique upon today’s world and human relations without compromise.

There is also 20:30 session.

  • WITH FEE

Invitations and tickets can be found at www.tixbox.com.tr two days before the event.

Ticketed events and invitation-only events are open only to University Members.

NOVEMBER29WEDNESDAY
29 NOVEMBERWEDNESDAY

The story of Shirley Valentine, who is lost in the routine of her everyday life, having forgotten her dreams like most women. The funny and entertaining story of the rediscovery of the self, Shirley is invigorated by the acting of renowned actress Sumru Yavrucuk.

  • WITH FEE

Invitations and tickets can be found at www.tixbox.com.tr two days before the event.

Ticketed events and invitation-only events are open only to University Members.