Turkish Airlines Remembers Ferid Alnar

Turkish Airlines has produced an album in memory of composer Hasan Ferid Alnar, a great master of innovation and modernism, and crowned the project with a concert. Named for the album, ‘Bir Cumhuriyet Çınarı Ferid Alnar’, the concert was given at Cemal Reşit Rey concert hall on 31 October by the Oradeo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Ayangil Acabella Chorus. Alnar, who was born in Istanbul in 1906, produced compositions that embody an east-west synthesis, such as ‘On Saz Semâîsi’, ‘The Yunus Emre Choral Suite’ and the ‘Kanun Concerto’, up to his death in 1978.