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YPHIL – International Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

September 27, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


YPHIL – International Philharmonic Orchestra brings together 100 young talented musicians from 74 countries to represent their countries through music in Seven Epic Concerts, including a concert for Global Peace at Carnegie Hall, New York during United Nations week. A unique opportunity, the participating young musicians will perform on the same day their countries are represented at the United Nations during the General Assembly meetings. Presented by TURKEN Foundation with Jose Luis Gomez, Conductor, and Alexander Markov, Violin.


YPHIL – International Philharmonic Orchestra will be the symbol of a common voice of world fraternity. It will clasp together a Palestinian musician as well as an Israeli one, leaving behind all conflicts and wars to come together in music; the orchestra will seek to be the best realization for a united world. 100 extraordinary and powerful performers of the world will create one symphonic voice.


Over 900 young musicians from 98 different countries applied to be a part of this extraordinary ensemble. Young musicians between the ages of 18 to 26 will come from a wide range of cultural, linguistic, ethnic and religious backgrounds to take part in this ensemble. Creating this festival of peace and fraternity will empower the voices of our youth, promote peace and dialogue, and raise awareness for universal youth issues.


Concerts are free public events unless otherwise noted:


September 10, 2015 at 7pm: Play For Peace Concert

Symphony Space – Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Tickets: www.symphonyspace.org/event/8987/Music/ypo-young-soloists-concert.


September 14, 2015 at 3pm: United Hearts Concert

Herald Square – Dedicated to the memory of the victims and heroes of 9/11


September 16, 2015 at 3pm: Hear My Nations’ Voice Concert in Times Square


September 17, 2015 at 7pm: Gathering for Youth Empowerment at New York University

NYU’s Skirball Hall

Tickets: nyuskirball.org/page/tickets.


September 20, 2015 at 3pm: Concert For Nations’ Friendship at Bowling Green Park, Wall Street


September 25, 2015 at 7pm: Community Fellowship Program at the New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue


September 27, 2015 at 8pm: Concert for Global Peace

Carnegie Hall, Isaac Stern Auditorium/Ronald O. Perelman Stage

Tickets: www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2015/9/27/0800/PM/YPHIL-International-Philharmonic-Orchestra/.

Featuring: Jose Luis Gomez, Conductor; Alexander Markov, Violin






September 10, 2015: Play For Peace Concert

Performance will include blended Western and Eastern music traditions in one piece, adding ethnic instrument to symphony orchestra. Unique traditional instruments from Tunisia, South Africa, Korea, Turkey, Columbia, Senegal, Nicaragua, and many more, will be heard along with violins, drums and piano.



First Part:

Ornament Overture by Faruk Kanca

-Edouard Lalo – Symphonie Espagnole, Op.21

Second Part:

-Nimrod Borenstein: Concerto for violoncello and string orchestra opus 56b



Yigit Karatas (Soloist)

Gjilberta Lucaj (Soloist)



September 14, 2015: United Hearts Concert

Fourteen years ago the world was crushed by terrible tragedy of 9/11. This year, musicians from all over the world come to New York to play for peace, showing the example of collaboration and understanding to the leaders of all the nations. This concert, dedicated to the victims and heroes of 9/11, will embrace peace and friendship between nations.



9/11 Requiem by Faruk Kanca



September 16, 2015: Hear My Nations’ Voice Concert

For the first time in New York history, its main arena, Times Square, will be taken over by brilliant musicians from all over the world. Combining musical traditions and innovations from 7 continents, representing voices of the nations, this tremendous concert will show how young people, learn from each other and inspire others.



Play for Times with the World Suite by Faruk Kanca

-Rock Concerto by Alexander Markow



September 17, 2015: Concert for a Change

YPHIL – International Philharmonic Orchestra is bringing not only the magnificent music performance but a great idea of youth empowerment to New York University’s Skirball Hall. Building upon the widespread influence of music, the innovative program is empowering youth to work together, stay clear of danger, exercise creativity and improve their living conditions.



First Part:

– Faruk Kanca – Ethnic Dance:


-La Paloma

-Can Can

-Swing That Gavotta




Second Part:

– Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Season – Summer. Soloist – Alexander Markov

– Alexander Markov – Rock Concerto



September 20, 2015: Gathering For Nations’ Friendship

YPHIL – International Philharmonic Orchestra will give its most energized and loud performance in the middle of world’s financial capital – famous Wall Street.



East and West – Symphonic Suite, featuring traditional instruments from around the world, by Faruk Kanca



September 25, 2015: Community Fellowship Program

Celebrating the first anniversary of the Turken Foundation, this gala event aims to gather world leaders in historical New York Public Library. Event will include reception, beautiful music and dinner. Music program includes Turkish Symphony by Faruk Kanca.



September 27, 2015: Concert for Global Peace

Conductor – José Luis Gomez

Soloist – Alexander Markow




First Part

  • Shostakovich – Festive Overture A Major Op. 96
  • ‪F. Mendelssohn – Violin Concerto E Minor Op.64‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Soloist: Alexander Markov


Second Part

  • Kanca – Turken Foundation Symphonic Suite of Voices of the World – featuring traditional instruments from around the world.


YPHIL – International Philharmonic Orchestra

YPHIL – International Philharmonic Orchestra aims to show the world how representatives of different countries can work together regardless of their nationality, race and beliefs; bringing out the magnificent music, celebrating the collaboration of cultures. This dynamic performance will exemplify how collaborating with people from all over the world can bring a better tomorrow. YPHIL – International Philharmonic Orchestra envisions including more than 100 young musicians from more than 70 different countries for its first year. Young musicians between the ages of 18 to 26 will come from a wide range of cultural, linguistic, ethnic and religious backgrounds to take part in this ensemble. Creating this festival of peace and fraternity will empower the voices of our youth, promote peace and dialogue, and raise awareness for universal youth issues. Through new and traditional social media, YPHIL – International Philharmonic Orchestra will reach out to millions of people to convey its powerful musical message.


Advisory Board

Serhat Kaan, Founder; Lynn Mutlu, MD


Artistic Board

Composer: Sevki Faruk Kanka; Conductor: José Luis Gomez; Violinist: Alexander Markov; Drumset Artist: Sean J. Kennedy; Fashion Designer: Diana Broussard; Composer: Vlad DeBriansky; Musician: Gjilberta Lucaj


Serhat Kaan (founder and chair, YPHIL) is the director of TURKEN Foundation and was born in 1989 in Istanbul. After obtaining Industrial Engineering degree with honors, he moved to New York City in 2010 to continue his studies for both masters and PHD degrees on full scholarship from the Ministry of National Education of Turkey. He has been actively engaged in philanthropy since 2006, the year he began to serve as the president of the Industrial Engineering Club at Fatih University. His hard work to elevate the prestige of Industrial Engineering Club was recognized by both his college and civil society leaders. Mr. Kaan enjoys a rare combination of technical expertise and political insight. Mr. Kaan’s prior service to the New York City Industries for the Blind proves his commitment in the field of human rights. His leadership role at the WPO Orchestra proves his contributions and involvement in raising awareness for global youth issues. Mr. Kaan currently holds M.S. Degree in Industrial Engineering and M.A. Degree in International Relations & Politics both from New York University; and is seeking a J.D. Degree in New York City.


For more information, visit www.yphil.org.



September 27, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event Category:


Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019 United States
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YPHIL – International Philharmonic Orchestra
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