Milano / Saturday 11 September 2010

Stazione Centrale - Galleria delle Carrozze / at 09:00 PM

Musical Traditions of Turkey

Mehter, the Martial Music of the Janissaries Concert of the traditional Fanfare of the Turkish Army

Genelkurmay Askeri Tarih ve Stratejik Etüd Başkanlığı Askeri Müze ve Kültür

Mustafa Uğur Akten, conductor

MITO Festival Production Directors: Nicola Giuliani, Matteo Milani
In collaboration with
Ferrovie dello Stato e Grandi Stazioni
Admission € 5 Tickets sold-out
The arrival in Europe of the fanfares that accompanied the Janissaries (from yeni çeri, young troops) in battle was a memorable event: the volume was unheard of, and the ominous roll of exotic percussion (timpani, drums, cymbals, sticks and rattles), often placed on the backs of elephants or camels, blended with the piercing sound of oboes zurna. It is easy to imagine the shock produced by such a powerful music.