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An Evening of Turkish Classical Music with Necati Çelik

Saturday, May 14, 2022 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Bing Concert Hall


Master-musician Necati Çelik (ne-JAH-tee CHEY-lik) is the Roberta Bowman Denning visiting artist in residency at the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies at Stanford University and Spring 2022 lecturer in the Department of Music. Çelik is one of the most important representatives of Ottoman musical traditions and an undisputed master of the ud, or fretless lute. Regarded unanimously as a virtuoso of this era, he is an unparalleled improviser and interpreter of Turkish classical music. The Department of Music is honored to welcome Çelik for this concert of celebrated compositions and masterful improvisations at Bing Concert Hall. | Reception to follow concert.

Photo: Burhan Üçkardeş

Admission Information

  • Free admission
  • Please read Bing Concert Hall's COVID-19 safety information. Note that Stanford University guidelines now state that masks are no longer required, but are strongly recommended. We encourage you to continue wearing masks for the comfort of our patrons, staff, and artists.

Note: Don't be late; our doors will close 15 minutes after the event begins and no late seating will be accommodated.

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Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Department of Music, Stanford Live
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