Ahenk Duo
Derya Türkan & Murat Aydemir
Turkish Classical Music
September 2005 - West Coast Tour

Ahenk Duo Golden Horn Productions is very pleased to announce a concert tour of California by Ahenk Duo consisting of renowned musicians Derya Türkan and Murat Aydemir. This tour is a rare opportunity in the United States to hear these master musicians live in concert.

Ahenk, which means harmony in Turkish, represents the musical union of Murat Aydemir on tanbur (long-necked lute) and Derya Türkan on classical kemençhe (3-stringed Turkish fiddle). The Ahenk Duo performs well-known works of Turkish music by such masters as Tanburi Cemil Bey, Udi Serif Muhittin Targan, and Tanburi Necip Gülses. Their performances also include solo and joint taksims (improvisations) in various makams. Murat Aydemir is best known for his work with Incesaz, a groundbreaking trio performing new interpretations of Turkish popular and classical music. Aydemir has performed with the prestigious Ministry of Culture’s Government Ensemble and Classical Music Chorus in Istanbul. Derya Türkan is a master kemençe (kemenche) player whose musical life is dedicated to Tanburi Cemil Bey. Derya Turkan is equally proficient in improvisational playing and the Ottoman & Turkish classical music and traditional repertoire. Also a member of Incesaz, Türkan has performed around the world alongside such masters as Alâeddin Yavasça, Bekir Sidki Sezgin, Erol Deran and various prestigious ensembles.

Related pages:
Derya Türkan
Murat Aydemir
Recording: Ahenk


Ahenk Duo Poster

Ahenk Duo

September 2005

California Concert Tour Schedule

September 3, 2005 Saturday
8 PM
Los Angeles, CA

House Concert
Concert Location: 25554 Via Jardin, Valencia, CA, 91355
Doors Open at 7:30 PM
Tickets: General $ 15, Students & Seniors $ 10
Directions: From anywhere in Los Angeles:
*5 Freeway North,
*Exit McBean, turning right on McBean,
*Turn right on Ave. Navarre
*Turn left on Via Jardin, *Parking on Street
Reservations & Information: E-Mail or call (661) 284-7526
September 4, 2005 Sunday
8 PM
San Diego, CA
Presented jointly by Center for World Music and
American Turkish Association of Southern California (ATASC)
Concert Location: The Neurosciences Institute
10640 John Jay Hopkins Dr, La Jolla, CA Map
Tickets: General $ 20, Students & Seniors $10, ATASC Members $15
Charge by phone: (925) 930-7184
September 6, 2005 Tuesday
8 PM
Mission Viejo, CA
(Orange County)
Presented by Orange County Turkish American Association (OCTAA)
Concert Location:
Norman P. Murray Community & Senior Center
24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo
Tickets: General $ 20, Students & Seniors $10, OCTAA Members $15
Reservations & Information: Call or Fax (949) 608-3402
Or visit OCTAA website to reserve your seats

September 7, 2005 Wednesday
7:30 PM
Santa Cruz, CA

Presented by ZookBeat
At Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320-2 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz
Tickets: $13 students & seniors, $14 advance, $18 door
Info: (831) 427-5531
Tickets online

September 8, 2005 Thursday
8 PM
Berkeley, CA
At Freight and Salvage
1111 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94702
Tickets: $ 17.50 advance tickets
(Priority Seating with advance tickets at 7:30 PM)
Tickets online
Charge by phone: (866) 468-3399

September 10, 2005 Saturday
8 PM
San Rafael, CA
Open Secret Bookstore
923 C Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
Tickets: $ 15 general admission
Ticket Reservations: (415) 457-4191
September 11, 2005 Sunday
3 PM
Sacramento, CA
California State University, Sacramento
Sponsored by the CSUS Department of Music and World Music Club
Music Recital Hall, Capistrano Hall
6000 J St, Sacramento, CA 95819
Parking is free in Parking Structure I next to Capistrano Hall
Tickets: $15 general admission, $ 12 seniors and $ 8 students
CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323
Tickets online or call charge-by-phone center at (916) 766-2277

For more information, to set up interviews and to request review copies of artists’ recordings
please contact Golden Horn Productions at 1-925-930-7184 or send an e-mail to info@goldenhorn.com.

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