Saturday September 24th the festival Merhaba Eindhoven! takes place in Muziekgebouw Eindhoven. This day is dedicated to Turkish culture.
From 7:00 PM the doors open and the evening program of the festival day begins. At 7:15 PM Emirhan Tuğa & Edzo Bos will play Turkish classical music in the Small Hall with their Turkish Recital and also at this time, the choir Eindhoven Türk Halk Müziği Korosu will perform in the First Foyer. At 8:00 PM the Tombaz Ensemble will play Turkish Tango in the Second Foyer. At 9:00 PM Turkish star Sertab Erener will give an exclusive concert in the Main Hall as the headliner of the festival day. We will then close the evening with a smashing performance by Music From The Orient. Görüşmek üzere!
The doors of Muziekgebouw Eindhoven open at 12:00 PM for the afternoon program. A ticket for this afternoon program costs €3,50. When bought in combination with a ticket for the evening program, it costs €2,50. The afternoon is also dedicated to Turkish culture with music, a colorful bazaar, food and drinks and fun activities for children. More information and tickets can be found here.
Of course, a Turkish dinner has to be included on a day completely dedicated to Turkish culture! The dinner will be cooked by top chef Gülnur of Pure Food & Pure Taste. With her love for Mediterranean cuisine, she will ensure an unforgettable evening in Turkish spheres. The dinner will be served between 5:00 and 7:00 PM at Meneer Frits and is available for €37,50 for adults and €17,50 for children up to 12 years old. These prices include a 2-course shared dinner, drinks (beer, house wine, soft drinks, coffee/tea and juices) and coffee with a sweet. Tickets for this can be ordered here.
In the evening there will be a Raki Masterclass given by Ugur Pekdemir. In this mini-workshop you will be taken into culture of Raki (history, music, poetry and many other facts). Of course while tasting two different types of raki and accompanying meze's. In short, enjoy a snack and a drink with a passionate lover and connoisseur of raki. The masterclass will take place two times this evening. Tickets for the 19:30 masterclass are available here and for 22:30 they are available here. Please note that a ticket for the masterclass is only valid in combination with a ticket for the evening festival. All of the proceeds will go to the Emre Foundation, which is raising money for research into a rare metabolic disease.
This festival is part of the anniversary concerts.