Welcome to the 21st Boston Turkish Festival: "Colors of Anatolia"
October 29 - December 15, 2016

 

Boston Turkish Festival, which was founded in 1996, is a unique festival which lasts more than a month and it is one of the largest of its kind in the U.S. The festival theme, “Colors of Anatolia”, reflects the diversity and richness of the culture, ranging from exhibits, concerts, workshops, gastronomic presentations to the Documentary and Short Film Competition.

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Saturday, October 29, 2016
12:30 pm
City Hall Plaza
Boston

FESTIVAL OPENING

Opening of the 21st Boston Turkish Arts and Culture Festival.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
7:00 pm
Goethe-Institut
170 Beacon Street, Boston

SOLD OUT.
Thank you for your kind interest.

Concert
HANDE DALKILIÇ PIANO RECITAL

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November 2 - December 15, 2016
Boston University Howard Thurman Center
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Art Exhibition
COLOR & HARMONY
by Şefkat İşleğen


RECEPTION WITH THE ARTIST:
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
5:30pm - 7:30pm

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November 4 - 13, 2016

DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM COMPETITION

Enjoy this rare opportunity to view films of the competition, the first of its kind organized in North America. Celebrating its 11th year, the competition has already transformed to a great tradition where Bostonians are able to explore works of the emerging filmmakers first hand.

Click here for COMPETITION FINALISTS AND SCREENING SCHEDULE >

OPENING NIGHT:

KEDI
A documentary about what it's like to be a cat in Istanbul
Dir. Ceyda Torun | 80min. | 2016 | with English subtitles

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2016 | 7:30pm
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Thursday, November 17, 2016
6:00 pm

Boston University Food and Wine Program
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.
Thank you for your interest.

FLAVORS OF ANATOLIA

with Cara Chigazola-Tobin,
Chef de Cuisine, Oleana Restaurant

Join us for a very special culinary event of Turkish food and wine tasting

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Saturday, November 19, 2016
5:30 pm

GSU Auditorium, Boston University
775 Beacon Street, Boston

CATS IN TURKISH LITERATURE

Conversation with
Roberta Micaleff, Boston University
;
Ceyhun Arslan, Harvard University;
Sylvia Wing Önder, Georgetown University

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Sunday, November 20, 2016
7:00 pm

Goethe-Institut
170 Beacon Street, Boston

Concert
BETWEEN 12 WATERS
Presented by Alper Tuzcu

Guitar/ Voice Alper Tuzcu - Istanbul, Turkey
Oboe/Voice Elif Çakmut - Istanbul, Turkey
Harp/ Voice Pia Salvia - Brussels, Belgium
Voice Enya Lim - Singapore
Violin Bengisu Gökçe - Istanbul, Turkey
Cello Cristobal Cruz-Garcia - Tijuana, Mexico
Percussion Daniel Feldman - Mexico City, Mexico

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Thursday, December 1, 2016
7:00 pm

Goethe-Institut
170 Beacon Street, Boston
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.
Thank you for your interest.

COLORS OF ANATOLIA: DANCE WORYKSHOP

by Ahmet Lüleci
Choreographer, Performer, Dance Teacher

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Monday, December 5, 2016
4:00 p.m.

Harvard University,
CGIS-South, 1730 Cambridge Street

Cambridge
POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES

Lecture
A FRIENDSHIP FORGED IN WARTIME: UKRAINIAN-TURKISH ENCOUNTERS ON THE GALICIAN FRONT IN WW I

Speakers: Drs. Ozan Arslan and Hüseyin Oylupınar

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Saturday, December 10, 2016
8:00 p.m.

Goethe-Institut
170 Beacon Street, Boston

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Concert
NEOTOLIA: NEO-ANCIENT ANATOLIAN SONGS

by Nazan Nihal & Utar Artun

Nazan Nihal - Vocals
Utar Artun - Piano
Jussi Reijonen - Oud & Guitars
Giuseppe Paradiso - Drums
Galen Willet – Bass

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