Art manager

Halil Ethem Eldem: graduate geologist, volunteer artistic director

Many Turkish cultural institutions, now considered symbols of Republican modernization, were originally founded during the Ottoman era. The Cumhurbaşkanlığı Senfoni Orkestrası (CSO, Presidential Symphony Orchestra) is the continuation of the Mızıka-yı Hümayun (Imperial Orchestra). Mahmud II had an imperial brass band established in place of the forbidden Mehteran Bölüğü (the Mehter division of the Janissary […]