When asked to the podium by conductor Maestro McPhee, composer Baris Perker stated “music brings people of all backgrounds, ethnic groups and nationalities together”.
Sponsored by the Laura and Lorenz Reibling Family Foundation, our colleagues and many friends had the pleasure of attending the Discover New Worlds Symphony this past Saturday at Lexington’s Cary Concert Hall featured music by composers Jean Sibelius, Baris Perker and Antonin Dvorak. The event, attended by over 400 guests (undeterred by a late NE snow-event) was met with standing ovations.
Baris, a close friend of the Reibling family, was raised in Istanbul, Turkey. His music is evocative and picturesque. Baris began his piano studies at the age of 8, going on to win many awards in his career. He received degrees in both piano and composition at Peabody conservatory. He has since earned his master’s and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees and now resides in Cambridge, MA. Disocver his sounds here.
A night to remember for a long time.