From fascinating details on the vast beauty of the country itself, to the instruments featured in evening’s performance to beautiful relics representing a country unmatched in riches and tradition- we welcome you to browse the cultural displays as you enter the venue, and in between the ensemble’s sets. We want you to become more familiar with this culture we love and cherish and walk away with a better understanding of how and why this is such a fascinating country and people. We’re sure you’ll feel a connection and kinship by the evening’s end.
We will delight your senses with sample bites from each vendor to introduce your taste buds to the flavors of Turkey. Or, if you’re already familiar, you’ll get to try out some new spots in My Dough Dough – and other fabulous Turkish food purveyors in the Chicago area supporting our efforts. If you like what you nibble, feel free to purchase more to take home and support their business!
Galata Ensemble will delight concert goers with Turkish folk music, and introduce the rich, warm tones and layers of the sounds and textures this music has to offer. Turkey not only finds itself geographically at the crossroads of Europe, musically speaking, it has blended cultures amazingly well too. In Turkish folk music one can hear influences from the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, making for an interesting combination of instruments and musical styles. Come and enjoy the styles and sounds of some of the finest Turkish musicians in the Chicago area in the Galata Ensemble. And, what a treat to hear live music in the stunning environs of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple, this is a not miss!
Bridge to Türkiye Fund is a philanthropic bridge between the United States and Turkey. BTF's goal is to finance and support projects related to children’s education and health care. Bridge to Türkiye Fund believes in participatory grassroots development by mobilizing motivated community members to apply their human capital and resources, benefiting socio-economically underserved segments of Turkish Society.
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