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From History to Present BOO

  Başkent Chamber Orchestra was established on 01 December 1964 under the name of "People's Headquarters Orchestra" under the direction of Fethi KOPUZ, one of the concertmasters of the Presidential Symphony Orchestra.

  Its First Founders, Dr. Refik ERER, Dr. İskender BAYKA, artist Kenan GÖRGÜN and teacher Nevzat ÖZKAN. The name of the orchestra, whose staff grew over time, was changed to "Ankara Amateur Chamber Orchestra". However, even though its members are amateurs, when the work started to show a professional orchestra level, it was changed to "Capital Chamber Orchestra" as of 1982, and the Başkent Chamber Orchestra, which was established in 2019, has been institutionalized under the umbrella of the Culture, Art and Education Association (BODER) and still continues to work. 
 This ensemble, which was established to make music together, started to give concerts by taking their work even further, reaching large masses of people with free concerts in many different parts of the country, starting from primary schools to universities in Ankara, and besides presenting polyphonic art music to the public, it also participated in festivals. He participated in youth concerts and made radio and television recordings. 
 In the concert activities organized in schools, it was primarily aimed to make young people like polyphonic music and to meet their music listening needs.
The fact that no monetary reward was expected at the concerts made these events even more attractive, so that the young people, perhaps for the first time in their lives, had the opportunity to get acquainted with polyphonic music and contemporary Turkish music.  Parallel to this, giving the opportunity to young talents to step on the stage for the first time in our country and to play solo accompanied by an orchestra has become a second goal. Because, due to the status of very few symphonic orchestras in our country, very few artists from these young talents have the opportunity to attend their limited concerts. Up to now, nearly a hundred young soloists and around twenty young conductors took their place on the stage with BOO for the first time and had the opportunity to be recognized in their branches. The share of BOO among the orchestras in our country that can give this opportunity to young people and help them make a name and develop is too great to be underestimated.
 In addition to the professional musicians who have been among the members of our orchestra until today, there are many diverse groups of retired civil servants, music teachers, engineers, architects, judges, lawyers, doctors, professors, nurses, deputies, retired artists, students, housewives, etc. There are members of the profession group.  
   The main reason why the Capital Chamber Orchestra has survived since its establishment is the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate of State Opera and Ballet,  With the support of the CSO Directorate, Ankara Metropolitan Municipality Theatres, the Turkish Philharmonic Association, and the Sevda-Cenap And Music Foundation,  It is sincere, sincere and self-sacrificing communication. 

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