Where people fail in communication, music speaks!
A few years ago, “Greek-Turkish Youth Orchestra” greatly used the universal language of music to build friendship between #Turkish and #Greek communities. It became a wonderful attempt, thanks to the efforts of Konialidis. For a few years, we all witnessed a remarkable reunion of Turkey and Greece.
60 young, brilliant musicians from both sides performed in highly prestigeous venues such as the Acropolis (#Athens), Megaro Mousikis(#Thessaloniki), İstanbul Lütfi Kırdar / Istanbul Lutfi Kirdar – ICEC and Ahmed Adnan Saygun Sanat Merkezi (#İzmir). They even hosted a special concert where Bill Clinton and over 50 heads of states participated.
The las time we heard from them was in 2017; however, we keep our fingers crossed for more performances for 2020.
The orchestra was supported by Greek Ministry of Culture, Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs | Η Ελλάδα στον Κόσμο, T.C. Atina Büyükelçiliği / Turkish Embassy Athens / Πρεσβεία Τουρκίας Αθήνα, Turkish Office of Tourism in Athens, AGC Equity Partners, Bilkent Üniversitesi, Deree – The American College of Greece, Dogus Foundation, Vehbi Koç Vakfı, Koç Üniversitesi, Mrs. Kyriacopoulos K, John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, Maria Tsakos Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Rodos Palace Hotel, Schwarz Foundation and Yaşar Üniversitesi.