[PAST EVENT] Sufi and Classical Music of Istanbul

March 19, 2011
8pm - 9:30pm
Ewell Hall, Recital Hall
221 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Mr. Gurtan, a master ney (Turkish reed flute) player will be accompanied by Denise Gill-Gurtan on kanun (a Turkish trapezoidal zither). Eymen Gurtan is part of an unbroken musical lineage that stretches back over three centuries. He has performed in over 40 countries, touring as Director and primary neyzen for Mevlevi Sufi groups performing sema, a ceremony featuring the ecstatic turning of "whirling dervishes." Mr. Gurtan makes neys by hand and performs on his own instruments.

Judy Zwerdling Zwelling, 221-1073, jlzwel@wm.edu.