Master Turkish Musician Brings Sufi Classical Music to Seattle


Saturday, June 29th, 2013, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Brechemin Auditorium,  University of Washington (NE 45th St. & 17th Ave NE,  Seattle WA 98105)

T concert postcard-2Join us for an unforgettable evening of music with master singer, drummer and ney (reed flute) player Timuçin Çevikoğlu and the Mevlevi Mitrib Orchestra. The music comes from the Turkish Mevlevi tradition, the centuries-old Sufi order of “whirling dervishes” founded in Konya by the followers of Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi, the celebrated Sufi poet and teacher.

Dr. Çevikoğlu has worked at the Turkish Ministry of Culture since 1986, as vocal and instrumental artist, ensemble vice-director (Konya Turkish  Sufi Music Ensemble), conductor (Ankara State Classical Turkish Music  Ensemble), and the General Director of Classical Turkish Music Research  and Performance Ensemble (Ankara). Active in the establishment of state conservatories at Konya Selçuk (1994) and Afyon Kocatepe (1999) Universities, he worked at these institutions as instructor and  department chair.

Dr. Çevikoğlu has prepared music programs and documentaries on radio  and TV channels, directed several audio recordings of the Turkish Ministry of Culture, and performed in numerous concerts all over the world. He has published books on Mevlevî music tradition. He received his M.A. (1999) and Ph.D. (2010) in the field of Music Education and Musical Sciences at Selçuk University, Konya.

Sponsored by the Mevlevi Order of America.