30 December – Classical Music Meets Folk
Master percussionist Burhan Ocal will be accompanied by the Borusan Quartet at a special New Year’s
Concert. Ocal has made the bridging of musical cultures his central mission. Excelling in the traditional
vase-shaped darbuka drum, thebendir, and the kettle drum, Ocal blends jazz improvisation with funky hip-hop
and groovy Oriental rhythms. A prominent chamber group of the Turkish music scene, the Borusan Quartet is
renowned for their reinterpretations of timeless classics. The concert is at 7.30 p.m. at the Sevgi Gonul
Auditorium at Koc University.