See ‘From Yamato to Anatolia: A Musical Journey’ at St John’s Waterloo

It’s always fascinating to experience a musical odyssey that blends the diverse traditions of two nations and that’s exactly what upcoming concert ‘From Yamato to Anatolia: A Musical Journey’ promises to do.

Featuring Turkish pianist Çiğdem Borucu and koto (national instrument of Japan) virtuoso Atsuko Suetomi, their St John’s Waterloo performance will transport listeners across continents and millennia, taking in the stunning sounds of the Yamato era and the emotionally charged folk melodies of Anatolia.

The evening’s repertoire will include a number of compositions by Borucu, including ‘The Visit’, which she penned in remembrance of the ill-fated Ertuğrul Frigate’s voyage to Japan in 1899 that sank after being caught in a storm.

Tickets are now available what is sure to be an enchanting evening of music.

The concert forms part of the celebrations between Türkiye and Japan, which mark the centenary of their diplomatic relations this year.

Concert Details

Title: From Yamato to Anatolia: A Musical Journey

Date: Friday 16 February 2024

Time: starts 7pm

Duration: The performance will run for approximately 1 hour 15 mins, with no interval

Venue: St John’s Waterloo Church, Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 8TY

Admission: Tickets are £12 (general admission) ; £8 (students)

Kindly note that there is an age restriction to attend this event. Children under 10 will not be admitted to the performance.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the performance start time to pass through security checks and find your seats.

Tickets: buy online from Eventbrite – click here