The Folk Melodies Chamber Orchestra

The Folk Melodies Chamber Orchestra has been founded within the scope of "The Administration of the Centre for Study and Research of Musical Culture" by enthusiastic academic staff from a number of universities throughout Turkey. The orchestra aims to use traditional elements of Turkish musical culture by synthesizing international elements, to acquaint audiences with traditional Turkish music, to help people appreciate Turkish traditional folk music, to represent Turkey in both domestic and international festivals, to present the old values and new together in one piece.

Besides, the orchestra also aims to contribute to music education by putting students studying in first, second and third cycle degrees on stage. The orchestra considers that contributing to students’ music education experiences directly is an important duty. The Folk Melodies Chamber Orchestra plans to continue its performances with new students annually.

On behalf of the orchestra
Assoc. Prof. Zeki NACAKCI