Composer Steven R. Lebetkin is traveling on a music tour throughout Turkey during the months of November and December 2015. He will have the great honor of teaching three master classes in composition to Turkey’s leading composers. Musicians, performers, film professionals, dance and other members of the artistic community will attend and observe this open teaching forum. These masters classes are open to the public and are free to attend.
The composition master classes will be held in Istanbul at Istanbul Technical Centre For Advanced Studies in Music (MIAM), Izmir at Dokuz Eylul University, State Conservatory, and Mersin at Mersin University, State Conservatory.
Lebetkin began his “What Makes Great Music Great” series at the Kingston Festival of the Arts during the summer of 2014, and now extends this series to composers in a class called “How To Compose Great Music in the 21rst century”. Each three hour class will feature a one hour lecture and examples on the compositional techniques rarely covered in university classes. The lecture is followed by review and critique of composer participant’s music.
Lebetkin’s tour ends with the world premier of Variations For Orchestra in Adana, Turkey performed by the Cukurova State Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Vladimir Lungu. The concert will take place on December 4, 2015 at Adana Metropolitan Municipality Concert Hall.
The events will be recorded.