Last month, the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra traveled to Poland to perform at the Łańcut Music Festival. The festival, held annually since 1961, is an international event that has hosted prominent soloists and ensembles from many countries.
The BSO’s concert took place on May 23 in Łańcut Castle, under the baton of Polish conductor Michael Maciaszczyk. The performance, which had been sold out weeks in advance, featured Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 (“Jupiter”) and Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, with the young guitarist Krzysztof Meisinger as soloist.
At the conclusion of the concert, the orchestra received an ovation that lasted several minutes. As an encore, the BSO members sang Ferit Tüzün’s piece “Esintiler,” which brought them yet more applause.