Master-musician Necati Çelik (ne-JAH-tee CHEY-lik) is the Roberta Bowman Denning visiting artist in residency at the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies at Stanford University and Spring 2022 lecturer in the Department of Music. Çelik is one of the most important representatives of Ottoman musical traditions and an undisputed master of the ud, or fretless lute. Regarded unanimously as a virtuoso of this era, he is an unparalleled improviser and interpreter of Turkish classical music. The Department of Music is honored to welcome Çelik for this concert of celebrated compositions and masterful improvisations at Bing Concert Hall. | Reception to follow concert.
This event is sponsored by the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Department of Music, Stanford Live