Turkey's world famous flute player Şefika Kutluer performed at a concert on December 21 in Zorlu Performance Arts Center Turkcell Stage, accompanied by “Virtuosi di Praga” orchestra, for the benefit of the SEV (Health and Education Trust) scholarship fund.

World famous Turkish flute player Şefika Kutluer, known as “The Magic Flute”, “The Pearl of Turkey”, “Flute's Prima Donna”, “Opulent, impressive and provocative”, “A rose among thorns” and “Mesmerising and delightful”, took stage in support of education. The distinguished artist performed for the benefit of SEV (Health and Education Trust) scholarship fund, with the contribution of Odeabank. SEV includes renowned schools like the 150-year-old Üsküdar American College, İzmir American College, Tarsus American College and SEV Private High School.

A TOUCH OF TANGO WITH THE MAGIC FLUTE

Istanbul's music lovers had the opportunity to listen to a live performance of one of Kutluer's most adored albums TANGO GOES SYMPHONY, consisting of popular tango melodies played with flute and accompanied by a symphony orchestra for the first time in the world. The “Virtuosi di Praga” orchestra from the Czech Republic accompanied Kutluer in the concert conducted by Peter Breiner who is also responsible for the musical arrangement of the album. Breiner also played the piano in the concert where classic tangos like La Cumparsita, Libertango, Milonga and Adios Nonino by famous composers like Astor Piazzola, Rodriguez ve Canaro were played while Sanem Subaygil and Ayhan Uluş Aytan from the Ankara Opera and Ballet put on a dance performance. “ŞEFIKA’S MENUETTO” composed by Jose Elizondo, a Mexican composer living in America, especially for Kutluer, as well as his “Autumn in Buenos Aires” tango were also played in the concert. Both of these works are included in “Latin Romance”, Kutluer's second album based on Latin music and her 17th album.

SYMPHONY MEETS TANGO

TANGO GOES SYMPHONY was created to combine popular tango pieces with classical music, arranging these pieces for flute accompanied by a symphony orchestra and thus immortalized these indispensible tango songs in a timeless classical arrangement, while broadening the audience for classical music. Şefika Kutluer and her long-time collaborator Peter Breiner, made classical arrangements for these tango melodies they meticulously selected and recorded with the Razumovsky Orchestra. After a lengthy and arduous preparation process “Tango Goes Symphony” was created. Tango Goes Symphony has been at the top of the charts all over the world, notably in Japan and the United States.

Peter Breiner, who has recorded more than 150 albums as well as numerous soundtracks, has previously broken sales records with his album “Beatles Go Baroque”. ​​