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Ben Opie and Iskender Ozan Toprak

  • Kew Court House 188 High Street Kew, VIC, 3101 Australia (map)

The sounds of ancient Turkey meet western classical music. Join Australia’s leading oboe specialist, Ben Opie and ba?lama virtuoso, Iskender Ozan Toprak in an intimate performance of diverse repertoire: from JS Bach to original works by Iskender Ozan Toprak, from Turkish folk music to Vivaldi.

Ben Opie is an oboist whose talents extend across the entire repertoire for oboe. His passion for contemporary music has led him to work with the finest new music ensembles around the world. He has had extensive training in historically informed performance practice, studying with leaders in the field such as Geoffrey Lancaster and Genevieve Lacey. Ben has commissioned many new works for oboe and gives both national and international premieres on a regular basis.

Iskender Ozan Toprak, musician and composer, was born in Aydin, Turkey. He has led a diverse and exciting career, performing with theatre groups, rock bands, orchestras and Sertab Erener, the Eurovision winner of 2003. Furthermore, Iskender Ozan Toprak founded an ensemble of 25 musicians and performed with this orchestra his own compositions under the title “Orient meets Occident”.

Cost: $33 Tickets, $27 Concession

Duration: 90 minutes
Interval: Yes
Refreshments: Events Bar open