AHMET ADNAN SAYGUN ART CENTER
Mithatpaşa Cd. No:1087 Güzelyalı, İzmir
Phone: +90 232 293 38 17
The world class Adnan Saygun Art Centre, which is designed for concerts and similar events, has a 1225-seat large hall, a second 250-seat hall, large exposition areas, and four meeting halls.
Adnan Saygun (1907-1991)
Adnan Saygun, who was born in 1907 in Izmir, is one of the members of “The Turkish Five.” In terms of rhythm and sound, his works, which are influenced by Turkish music, adhered to impressionist and poetic aesthetics. Saygun, who holds the titles of the first “State Artist” and the first professor in his domain, wrote the first Turkish opera, Özsoy, upon the request of Ataturk. Among the works of the composer, who died on January 6, 1991, are operas such as Taşbebek (Dolly Bird), Kerem, Köroğlu, and Gilgamesh, Yunus Emre Oratorio, and a ballet music called “A Forest Tale.”
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Adnan Saygun Art Centre, the project of which was prepared to be applied on the venue of an old trolley bus atelier at Güzelyali on a total area of 29,500 sqm, is composed of three sections; the City Square, encompassing entry functions, the Culture Platform and Art Centre; to be used as an open air and art site.