Recitals & Visiting Artists

Fazil Say, piano

Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 2:00pm

Galvin Recital Hall

Presented by the Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program at the Northwester Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, in partnership with the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music.

A limited number of tickets are currently available. Additional tickets may be released the day of the performance. If you are unable to reserve tickets and would like to be included in the wait list, please visit the Galvin Recital Hall ticket counter between 12:45 and 2 p.m. on April 14. Any unclaimed tickets will be released approximately 10 minutes prior to the performance.

A student of Mithat Fenman and David Levine, Fazil Say has gained international recognition for both his immense improvisatory talent and his virtuoso performances of classical piano repertoire. A gifted composer of solo keyboard and chamber music, concertos and large-scale orchestral works, he has been commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, the Dortmund Konzerthaus, and the Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern festivals. Say has performed on all five continents, and his collaborations have included violinist Maxim Vengerov, the Minetti Quartet, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, cellist Nicolas Alststaedt, and mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa. Say is the recipient of four ECHO Klassik Awards, as well as the Gramophone Classical Music Award for the album Secrets with Marianne Crebassa. In 2016, he was awarded the International Beethoven Prize for Human Rights, Peace, Freedom, Poverty Reduction and Inclusion. In 2017, he received the Music Prize of the city of Duisburg in Germany.

This performance is lovingly dedicated in the memory of Sarik Tara by his daughter and son-in-law, Zeynep and Melih Keyman, on behalf of the Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program.

Fazil Say, Şarkılar (Songs) (with Serenad Bağcan, vocals)
W. A. Mozart, Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331 ("Alla Turca")

Fazil Say, Black Earth
Fazil Say, a selection of five pieces

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Admission is free, but tickets must be reserved; limit two tickets per order.

Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall


70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Located in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, this 400-seat hall features a 40-foot glass wall offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Undulating walls of Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, covered with a thin layer of African moabi wood, provide optimal acoustics, and the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment for recording.