The 5th Walter Strauss Masterclass for Choral Conductors will take place between 26 January - 1 February 2020.
Every year, the masterclass brings together young choral conductors from Turkey and Europe and is led by a internationally renowned conductor. The guest conductor for the year 2019 will be Josep Vila i Casanas.
The final concert will be given on 1 February 2020 Saturday at 5 pm in CSO Concert Hall.
This River: World Premiere
Turkish State Choir has commissioned the poem 'This River' by Rumi to the Norwegian composer Henning Sommerro. The world premiere of the piece will be done on 27 January 2019 Sunday under the direction of Ragnar Rasmussen.
Let me come without me And you without you All we have is in this river Let us undress as two spirits Let us dive into this river