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.

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OCTOBER01TUESDAY
01 OCTOBERTUESDAY

A project by Önder Focan, Swing A La Turc has performed at many venues, including the 2007 İstanbul Jazz Festival and the 2010 Almaty Jazz Festival. Fusing local themes and melodies with jazz harmony, the project has also introduced the ney, a traditional Turkish instrument, into the discipline of jazz.

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OCTOBER01TUESDAY
01 OCTOBERTUESDAY

BAŞKA SINEMA: YULI

  • MAVA TV STÜDYO
  • 19:00

Telling the life story of renowned Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta, Yuli is also the story of a reluctant child becoming a dancer. Seeing the talent of the free-spirited Yuli who likes spending time out on the street, his father enrolls him in the Cuban National Ballet School against his will. With time, Yuli hears the voice inside him.

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OCTOBER02WEDNESDAY
02 OCTOBERWEDNESDAY

Featuring Esen Kıvrak (First Violin), Özgür Baskın (Second Violin), Efdal Altun (Viola) and Çağ Erçağ (Cello), the Borusan Quartet was established in 2005 with under the guidance of Prof. Gürer Aykal.

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OCTOBER08TUESDAY
08 OCTOBERTUESDAY

BAŞKA SINEMA: HIGH LIFE

  • MAVA TV STÜDYO
  • 19:00

Monte lives alone with a baby in spaceship number 7. The spaceship is traveling  towards a black hole, a point where space-time is warped. Featuring Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche and Mia Goth in its cast, High Life premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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OCTOBER08TUESDAY
08 OCTOBERTUESDAY

Born in Kadıköy in 1996, Evren Can Gündüz played in various orchestras starting from his childhood and took piano lessons for two years. Starting classical guitar at the age of 14, electric guitar at 15 and performing as a street musician at 16, Gündüz started the band T-Blues with his friends.

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OCTOBER09WEDNESDAY
09 OCTOBERWEDNESDAY

DOSTLAR TIYATROSU: MERHABA

  • SGKM Oditoryum
  • 19:30

The musical play Merhaba was adapted and directed by Genco Erkal on the 50th anniversary of the Dostlar Theatre. Featuring Erkal in a solo performance, the play was compiled from the works of Aziz Nesin, Bertolt Brecht, Can Yücel, Nâzım Hikmet and William Shakespeare.

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OCTOBER15TUESDAY
15 OCTOBERTUESDAY

Born in Ankara in 1994, Su İdil developed an interest in jazz during the first years of her secondary education, and has been continuing her career as a professional musician for the last seven years. With a repertoire that blends jazz, funk and R&B, İdil has played concerts at many different cities and venues, and has found the opportunity to work with some of Turkey’s leading musicians.

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OCTOBER15TUESDAY
15 OCTOBERTUESDAY

BAŞKA SINEMA: YUVA

  • MAVA TV STÜDYO
  • 19:00

The serenity of the solitary life Veysel leads in the woods is disrupted when the land he lives on is sold. Coming to Veysel’s visit, his younger brother Hasan tries to convince him to return to the city. The confrontation of the two brothers under threat for not leaving the land leads to the discovery of a magical home, a whole new world under the earth.

Director: Emre Yeksan

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OCTOBER16WEDNESDAY
16 OCTOBERWEDNESDAY

Consisting of artists who have studied music at some of the world’s leading conservatories, the New York Gypsy All-Starts Band has performed at many concert venues and jazz clubs. Performing a sophisticated and dynamic style of music while remaining true to gypsy elements, the artists have introduced a new sound to the world of music.

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OCTOBER22TUESDAY
22 OCTOBERTUESDAY

Formed in 2012, the Fötr Blues Band has performed at many jazz clubs in İstanbul. With its warm and natural and performances and blues improvisations on stage, the band has succeeded in reaching a wide variety of music audiences.

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OCTOBER22TUESDAY
22 OCTOBERTUESDAY

BAŞKA SINEMA: SOLARIS

  • MAVA TV STÜDYO
  • 19:00

An unforgettable film that won the Jury Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

 

The greatest power of the planet Solaris, which possesses a distinct consciousness, is that it can manipulate the minds of humans who arrive in its vicinity.

 

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OCTOBER24THURSDAY
24 OCTOBERTHURSDAY

The Czech Republic is commonly regarded as the birthplace of puppet theater around the world. But there are also many successful puppeteers around Central Europe who perform with classical swinging marionettes, and continue to remind us of the extraordinary talents of puppets and the pleasure of watching them.

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OCTOBER25FRIDAY
25 OCTOBERFRIDAY

How does an actor design a character? How can an actor push against the limits set by the director and the text? What is the role of the actor in the design of life? PhD students will “fire away” these and many other questions at Mert Fırat in this question and answer session.

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OCTOBER30WEDNESDAY
30 OCTOBERWEDNESDAY

“An invitation to listen to the world that surrounds you, your dreams and your creativity.”

We are coming together to experience the sounds that surround our inner and outer worlds through discovery, improvisation, participation and play.

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