This weekend, our dear friend acclaimed Turkish bass Burak Bilgili is joining us in our Classical Sundays at Caffe Vivaldi. Bilgili is an internationally acclaimed bass who made his Teatro de Scala debut in 2002 (Lucrezia Borgia) and Metropolitan Opera debut in 2004 (Don Giovanni). Burak is a recipient of numerous awards starting with BBC’s Singer of the World in 2003. His performance of Turkish composer Adnan Saygun’s Bozlak always gives us the chills.
Our Classical Sundays bring back the intimate recital experience to today’s New York cultural life. We salute the time of the greatest composers when classical music used to be enjoyed in salons, cafes and small gatherings with the community. Our musical home in West Village, Caffe Vivaldi is one of the few historic cafes in New York featured in films by Woody Allen and Al Pacino.
CLASSICAL ROMANTICS at CAFFE VIVALDI
As an opera virtuoso, Burak Bilgili is thrilled to be a guest artist in his friend, pianist/composer Emir Gamsizoglu’s series. Bilgili also performed Gamsizoglu’s art songs in Gamsizoglu’s album “Alla Turca Around the World”. For Sunday August 21st, Bilgili and Gamsizoglu are getting ready to perform a list of songs and arias from Rossini and Schubert along with solo piano pieces by Schubert, Mendelssohn, Chopin and Rachmaninoff.
To secure your seat for this amazing concert on Sunday, August 21st 4:00pm; get your tickets online: http://www.classicalsundaysnyc.eventbrite.com
More on Burak Bilgili;
“Burak Bilgili, a bass sang with bags of power and had true Verdian authority.” – BBC Singer of the World 2003, Concert 3 Review
“The most impressive performance of the evening” -The Washington Times (2005) on Faust starring Bilgili as Mephistoteles