Ankara Bahcelievler Rotary Club (District No.2430, Turkey) and Augusta Rotary Club
(District No. 2110, Sicilly and Malta) signed a Twin Club Agreement in Augusta on 14th of November, 2004 in order to establish a direct contact between members of the two Clubs exchanging the cultural experience to develop a mutual understanding and friendship. As a first cultural activity, the two Clubs formed a Mediterranian Youth Symphony Orchestra. The Orchestra composed of Turkish and Italian young musicians performed the first concert to all 2430 District Rotarians on 27th of May,2005 in Antalya during the District Conference. Second concert has been held in Ankara on 1st of June,2005 in the presence of R.I.2430 District Governor, Erhan Ciftcioğlu, R.I. 2110 District Deputy Governor Concetto Lombardo, Augusta Rotary Club President Giuseppe Pitari and other visiting Rotarians from Augusta Rotary Club as well as 3 rotaracts from the Augusta Rotaract Club. The Orchestra has performed not only compositions of Mediterranian origin but also traditional melodies with universal music themes. 


During the opening remarks before the concert, Rtn. Abdullah Küreğibüyük, President of Ankara Bahcelievler Rotary Club and Rtn.Giuseppe Pitari, President of
Augusta Rotary Club have stated that the Mediterranian Youth Symphony Orchestra
composed of young musicians from Turkey and Italy will form a cultural bridge between the two countries and will grow with the participation of other mediterranian countries in the following years. They further stated that young musicians and those who listen to them will recognize the common cultural values helping to understand each other better and contributing to the World Peace.
R.I. 2110 District Deputy Governor Concetto Lombardo stated that this rotarian activity realized by the twin clubs has been full of friendship and had a very high cultural values.
The Mediterranian Countries Youth Symphony Orchestra performed a Concert in Ankara,Turkey on 1st of June,2005
Conducted by : Ertuğ Korkmaz Art Director : Lütfü Erol
First row, from left to right; Miss.Gonca DOĞAN- Soprano, Mr.Lütfü EROL-Art Director, Rtn. Alfio Fazio from Augusta Rotary Club and his wife Mrs. José Tringali, Rtn. Giuseppe PITARI -President of Augusta Rotary Club, Mr. Ertuğ KORKMAZ-Conductor, Mr.Giuseppe Romeo-Visiting Conductor from Sicilly, Rtn. Abdullah KÜREĞİBÜYÜK-President of Ankara Bahcelievler Rotary Club, Rtn.Erhan ÇİFTCİOĞLU-Governor-District No.2430, Rtn.Concetto LOMBARDO-Deputy Governor-District No.2110, Rotaract Antonia Petrucci-President of Augusta Rotaract Club, Rtn. Gaetano Arena-Secretary of Augusta Rotary Club, Rtn.Veli F. MÖREL-Past President of Ankara Bahcelievler Rotary Club, Rotaract Mustafa NİZAMOĞLU-President of Ankara Bahcelievler Rotaract Club    

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