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Sunday, February 25, 2024

UT College of Music Series: Ready for the World: Turkey

  • February 25, 2024 — February 26, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Film, History, heritage, Lecture, panel and Music

The Ready for the World Music Series: Turkey explores the rich and diverse music, art, and culture of Turkey! Cultural exhibits, displays, and a reception will begin at 12:30pm in the lobby of the NLHMC, followed by the musical presentation at 2:00pm in the Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall. Our lineup of exhibitors this year includes: Turkish painter, Ashley Goluoğlu (Aslı); the UT Libraries, the UT Turkish Student Association; the UT Libraries Committee for Belonging and Engagement; multimedia artists, Hedy Hurban and Kaz Rahman; and many more! Refreshments will be served during the exhibits that represent Turkish culinary traditions.

This year, we have invited an ensemble of four distinguished musical artists with extensive experiencing performing Turkish classical music, including: Selim Giray (Violinist and Director of Orchestral Studies at the University of Mississippi); Violinist and Violist, Dr. Sila Darville (Violin Professor, Eastern Kentucky University); Flutist, Dr. Gözde Çakır Ramsey (Flute Professor at Tennessee Tech University); and Cellist Mert Özkam (Cellist, Mississippi Symphony Orchestra). Turkish history, art, music, and literature contain unique cultural facets that represent a distinctive ethnic and cultural identity. During this program, we intend to address these distinctive characteristics of Turkish music, art, language, and culture, while acknowledging the common threads among the diverse ethnicities within the region. Included in the program will be exhibits by artists from Turkey as well as cultural artifacts by local Turkish, cultural heritage organizations. Finally, there will be refreshments served during the exhibits that represent Turkish culinary traditions.

General Admission: $25 (Sunday’s Event Only)
UT Faculty and Staff: Free
UT Students and Children under 18: Free

The website for the series is For more information, please contact Dr. Miroslav Hristov (; 865-974-7535), and/or Nathalie Hristov (; 865-974-9893).

Other programs open to the public include:

Sunday, February 25, 2024
12:30-2:00pm Ready for the World Music Series – Exhibits and Reception
2:00pm-4:00pm Ready for the World Music Series – lecture and musical performance

Monday, February 26, 2024
3:30pm-4:30pm Lecture on the History of Turkish Music by Dr. Sila Darville (Hodges Library, Lindsay Young Auditorium)
4:30pm-5:30pm Reception with light refreshments (Hodges Library Galeria)
5:00pm-6:30 Digital Dervish and Flamenco Sonic: Documentary Viewing and Panel Discussion with Hedy Hurban and Kaz Rahman (Hodges Library, Lindsay Young Auditorium)