Welcome to the 24th Boston Turkish Festivuraal: "Colors of Anatolia"
October 29 - December 15, 2019

Boston Turkish Festival, which was founded in 1996, is a unique festival which lasts more than a month and it is one of the largest of its kind in the U.S. The festival theme since 2006, “Colors of Anatolia”, reflects the diversity and richness of Turkish culture, ranging from fine arts, dance, music, film to culinary arts. This year, once again, we are proud to present to you another high caliber festival.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019
12:30 pm
City Hall Plaza
Boston

FESTIVAL OPENING

Celebrating 96th anniversary of the founding of Republic of Turkey and opening of the 24th Boston Turkish Arts and Culture Festival

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November 15 - 24, 2019

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
and Boston University

DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM COMPETITION

Enjoy this rare opportunity to view films of the competition, the first of its kind organized in North America. Celebrating its 14th year, the competition has already transformed to a great tradition where Bostonians are able to explore works of the emerging filmmakers first hand.

FINALISTS AND SCREENING SCHEDULE

Special Competition Opening Night Program:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2019 | 7:00pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Q&A with Director and reception with live music follow film screening

THE ANNOUNCEMENT (Anons)

Winner of Venice Film Festival Special Orizzonti Jury Prize

Dir. Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun | 95 min. | 2018
DIRECTOR PRESENT

The Announcement | Anons

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Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 6:00 pm

Boston University Food and Wine Program
Limited Seating. Tickets will NOT BE available at the door.

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FLAVORS OF ANATOLIA

with Chef Didem Hoşgel

Experience an evening of exquisite Turkish cuisine accompanied by distinctive wines from Anatolia’s Kavaklidere winery. Didem Hoşgel, Chef de Cuisine of Sofra, will share flavorful and enticing Turkish dishes that provide a culinary backdrop to the region.

Flavors of Anatolia

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Sunday, December 1, 2019
2:00 pm
Arts of Islamic Cultures Gallery
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

465 Huntington Avenue, Boston
Free with Museum Admission and for MFA Members

EBRÛ: CONTEMPORARY MARBLING BY FERİDUN ÖZGÖREN

Artist Feridun Özgören adapts traditional ebrû to large paper sheets and uses hand-cut stencils to add Arabic, Turkish, or Persian calligraphy to his marbled compositions. His calligraphic ebrû works are on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at Arts of Islamic Cultures Gallery until April 12, 2000.

Feridun Ozgoren and Niyazi Sayin

"Curated Conversations" with the Artist:
Sunday, December 1, 2019, 2:00pm

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019
6:00 pm
Musical Instruments Gallery
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

465 Huntington Avenue, Boston
Free Admission | Limited Space

THE NEY: CANE FLUTES IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD

Performer and scholar Fred Stubbs discusses the history, repertoire, and playing technique of the ney, a cane flute of classical Arabian and Turkish music that is blown obliquely across its open end. Joined by Shanteri Kamashi Baliga on ney, voice, and bendir (hand drum) Stubbs demonstrates instruments from his own collection, and a 19th-century ney belonging to the Musem of Fine Arts, Boston will be on hand for comparison.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019
7:30 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
FREE BUT ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Meeting Point: MFA Huntington Avenue Entrance

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ARTIFACTS FROM ANATOLIA AT THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON

with Hülya Kara, MFA trained Gallery Instructor

Come and explore with us art and artifacts from Anatolia and Mesopotamia in the galleries at the MFA. We will observe various objects and look for traces of geographic, historical, and cultural connections between the civilizations that thrived in this region.

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Saturday, December 7, 2019
4:00 pm
Boston University, GSU Alley
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
FREE BUT REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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COLORS OF ANATOLIA: DANCE WORKSHOP

by Ahmet Lüleci
Choreographer, Performer, Dance Teacher

Dance Workshop

Come and join us as we celebrate rich and diverse heritage of Anatolian folk dances through this workshop. Don't miss this this rare opportunity to learn new dances from internationally acclaimed choreographer Ahmet Lüleci.

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CO-PRESENTERS



SPONSOR
Turkish Airlines | Turk Hava Yollari

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