Makam Music

Dear Readers,

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As Makam Music Family, we have left behind our first year together with you. Every issue we prepared was more meaningful and more comprehens­ive with supports from you.

The citylines ferry, which was named after Prof. Dr. Alaeddin Yavaşça, began voyages to the blue waters of the Bosphorus. We start this issue with our children who are our future. We are hosting the Borusan Children's Choir and well-regarded conductor, Gülsen Yavuzkal.

The archive of Dr. Şehvar Beşiroğlu, who is always memorializ­ed with mercy and gratitude, was donated to the ITU Turkish Music State Conservato­ry by her elder sister Lawyer Beyza Koral. The last part of our journey to the recent history of Turkish music with Kudsi Erguner is allocated in this issue for you.

More than six hundred new works competed in the 100th year Üsküdar Music Society Turkish Classical Music Compositio­n Contest. Kolektif Istanbul group has told the story of past 15 years to our magazine at the celebratio­n of its 15th anniversar­y. “Cafe Aman Istanbul” group, which gave the Istanbul City Music concerts to the choke-full of audiences for two nights in the the famous Megaron concert hall of neighborin­g capital city Athens, brings out the different colors of Istanbul. One of the greatest voices of the century, Kani Karaca was told with his different aspects by his son Mehmet Ali Karaca for our valuable readers.

Nergis Orhon Soydaner, Hülya Memiş, Aziza Mustafa Zadeh, Selva Erdener, Mehmet Evren Hacıoğlu, Ayla Çelik, İbrahim Avcı, Homayoun Shajarian, Can Çakmur, Murat Dalkılıç, Burçin Uçaner Çifdalöz, Sarah McKenzie, Tuğba Aydın Öztürk, Burak Özdemir are all in this issue with their valuable music works...

Wish you a year full of health, happiness and music. Mehmet Şerif Sağıroğlu

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