Welcome to the 23rd Boston Turkish Festival: "Colors of Anatolia"
October 29 - December 15, 2018

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 since 2006, “Colors of Anatolia”, reflects the diversity and richness of Turkish culture, ranging from fine arts, dance, music, film to culinary arts. This year, once again, we are proud to present to you another high caliber festival.

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Monday, October 29, 2018
12:30 pm
City Hall Plaza
Boston

FESTIVAL OPENING

Celebrating 95th anniversary of the founding of Republic of Turkey and opening of the 23rd Boston Turkish Arts and Culture Festival



November 2 - 10, 2018

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 13th year, the competition has already transformed to a great tradition where Bostonians are able to explore works of the emerging filmmakers first hand.

FINALIST FILMS AND SCREENING SCHEDULE - click HERE

Special Competition Opening Night Program:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2018 | 7:00pm

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

BUTTERFLIES (Kelebekler)

Winner of Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury PrizeKelebekler
Dir. Tolga Karaçelik | 117 min. | 2018
Featuring Tolga Tekin, Bartu Küçükçağlayan, Tuğçe Altuğ

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MIHRIBAN AVIRAL ENSEMBLE

"Flute Classics Meet Jazz"

A special concert by internationally acclaimed flutist Mihriban Aviral Ensemble, "Flute Classics Meet Jazz", and reception following the film screening

Mihriban AviralMihriban Aviral, flute
Utar Artun, piano
Bruno Raberg, acoustic bass
Giuseppe Paradiso, drum

Mihriban Aviral is an International Flute Soloist; a Latin & Ethnic Jazz Flute Virtuoso; and an artist who has adopted the principle of contributing to world peace by building intercultural links between worldwide communities, with the universal language of music.

~There are only a few artists performing this kind of music as a virtuoso in the world and Mihriban Aviral is the “first and only artist” who plays solo flute in Latin and Ethnic Jazz, which is unique in her homeland~

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November 5 - December 15, 2018
Boston University Howard Thurman Center
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Art Exhibition

WE ARE MORE ALIKE THAN DIFFERENT

by Hülya Kara

We are more alike than different | Hulya Kara

Gallery Talk/Reception with the Artist:
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 6:00 pm

Boston University Food and Wine Program
SOLD OUT.

FLAVORS OF ANATOLIA

with Chefs Sahrap Soysal and Cara Chigazola-Tobin

Sahrap Soysal Cara Chigazola-Tobin

Join us for an evening of exquisite Turkish cuisine accompanied by distinctive wines from Anatolia’s Kavaklidere winery. Renowned Turkish Chef Sahrap Soysal, author of numerous cookbooks published in Turkish and English and host of various cooking shows on television, and Cara Chigazola-Tobin, chef-owner of the James Beard-nominated Honey Road in Burlington, VT, will share flavorful and enticing Turkish dishes that provide a culinary backdrop to the region.

Flavors of Anatolia

Flavors of Anatolia

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Saturday, December 8, 2018
4:00 pm
Boston University, GSU Alley
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
FREE BUT REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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COLORS OF ANATOLIA: DANCE WORKSHOP

by Ahmet Lüleci
Choreographer, Performer, Dance Teacher

Dance Workshop

Come and join us as we celebrate rich and diverse heritage of Anatolian folk dances through this workshop. Don't miss this this rare opportunity to learn new dances from internationally acclaimed choreographer Ahmet Lüleci.

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CO-PRESENTERS


CO-SPONSORS

Turkish Airlines | Turk Hava Yollari

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