The world renowned British Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has interpreted songs of Sezen Aksu, known as the diva of Turkish pop music, for an exclusive concert accompanied by Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, on Dec. 10.
The orchestrate, directed by famous Italian meastro Marcello Rota, interpreted Sezen Aksu’s songs, as Aksu's journey in the music world marks 40th anniversary.
Sezen Aksu and her son have also attended the dazzling concert, where Aksu songs were accompanied by old pictures making a journey from Aksu’s childhood in İzmir to her years on the stage, screened during the concert.
The exclusive concert where the 69-year-old orchestrate of 70 musicians interpreted songs rearranged by veteran musician, arranger and composer, Erdal Kızılçay, also marked the 20th year of Polimeks Holding, organizer of the event.
Erdal Kızılçay, known as one of the best bass guitarists of the world, has worked for up to one year to rearrange the unforgettable songs of Turkey’s diva musician Aksu.
Marcella Rota also made a surprise and invited Sezen Aksu on the stage, to perform the last song of the concert. Aksu was warmly applauded by around 2 thousand music lovers for minutes, while she sang “Hayat Sana Teşekkür ederim” (I thank you life), moved to tears.
The concert’s repertoire also included Masum Değiliz, İstanbul İstanbul Olalı, İkinci Bahar, Kaybolan Yıllar, Çakkıdı, Onursuz Olmasın Aşk, Kaçın Kurası, Kahpe Kader, Seni Kimler Aldı, Sorma, Şıkıdım, Ben Sende Tutuklu Kaldım, Küçüğüm, and Keskin Bıçak, some of the most known songs of Aksu.
Marcello Rota said Sezen Aksu had an exceptional music, which includes the rhythm of life, as well as soul and heart.
The British Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has interpreted pieces of many other veteran musicians and bands such as Pink Floyd, Oasis, Queen, George Michael, Sting and ABBA.
The CD and DVD of the memorable concert will be put on the market in Jan. 2016, by Universal brand.
The performance is expected to be set on stage once again in 2016 at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Founder of Most Production Mustafa Oğuz said.