Serdar Oztop Anatolian Rock Orchestra made a magnificent start with the concert titled “Inspiring Bards” hosted by Directorate of Orchestras of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality at famous Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall on December 14th 2023. A repertoire consists of orchestral arrangements made by Serdar Oztop for well known songs ot the 3 famous bards of 20th century, as well as original songs influenced from this culture. The audience had a great experience with the impressive performances of the guest artists; Ozan Bircan, Cahit Berkay, Murat Evgin, Burak Gürpınar, Ogün Sanlısoy, Nejat Yavaşoğulları and Rojin.
Murat Meriç played LPs of Anatolian music before the concert and hosted the show with Abtülkadir Elçioğlu.
Here is a short video of our performance on the night of June 8th in Ağaç Ev Kadıköy . We can’t wait to play for the audience of Ankara on July 26th in IF PERFORMANCE Hall 😊
Special thanks to Ahmet Serin , Kazım Aslan and Bülent Şimşek of BuzzMedya for this spectacular video; special guests of the night Murat Evgin , Onur Özaydın and Merve Çakar for their great performances; my band mates Levent Okumuş ,Cihan Topaloğlu and Mert Küçükaksoy for their support and musicianship; Burak Ocakçı for his hospitality 🙏
Onur Özaydın has been drawing attention lately for his role in a prime time TV series, Yargi and now he is taking another step as a singer/songwriter with his new single, Yalan Yok. As usual, I took care of the whole production and performed many of the instruments.