News Centre -TDO- The Turkish Presidential Symphony Orchestra (CSO) performed a concert with Latin American music to commemorate the Bicentennial anniversaries of Independence of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Brazil. The concert was organized by the Embassies of these countries, along with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey and the CSO.
On September 17, the CSO Hall in Ankara became the scene of the “Bicentennial Concert”, a recital to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Independence of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Brazil. The event was organized by the Latin American Embassies in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey and the Turkish Presidential Symphony Orchestra (CSO).
The concert-which included some of the most iconic musical pieces of these countries- was performed by the Turkish Presidential Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Tulio Gagliardo Varas, Head of the Izmir State Opera and Ballet Orchestra. Some of the performed pieces were “Luna de Xelajú”, “El cóndor pasa”, “Las cortadoras”, “Aquarela do Brasil”, “Música de salón”, “Historia de un amor” and “Danzón No.2”.
The "Bicentennial Concert" was attended by Turkish authorities, representatives of the Diplomatic Corps accredited in Turkey, as well as representatives from the business and cultural sectors, academia and the Latin American community in Ankara.
The event is part of a series of joint cultural and academic activities organized by the Latin American Embassies to mark their Bicentennial anniversaries of Independence, as well as the Proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. In 2021, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama and Peru commemorate the 200th anniversary of their independence, while Brazil celebrates the same occasion in 2022 and Turkey marks the centennial of the foundation of the Republic of Turkey in 2023.