Embassy of Turkey in Ukraine hosted concert dedicated to Roksolana
In the National Philharmonic of Ukraine on June 11, a concert-story "Music inspired by Roksolana / Hürrem Sultan" was held. Photos by Yuri Zushchyk
Within the framework of the event, the Ukrainian public was presented with works by famous composers, inspired by the personality of an outstanding Ukrainian woman
The concert gives an opportunity to look from another angle at the personality of Roksolana, who unites the Turkish and Ukrainian peoples even a few centuries after her death.
“We learned that in Europe, Ukraine and Turkey there were composers who were inspired by her destiny and collected their works together. This is the first event of its kind,” Ambassador of Turkey to Ukraine Yonet Can Tezel.
“There were different situations in the history between our countries, including misunderstanding and reconciliation, but now it's time to respect the territorial integrity of each country, and it will bring peace in our land,“ Safinar Dzhemileva
Roksolana (1502-1558 gg.), also known as Khurrem Sultan, comes from western Ukraine - the wife of the Turkish sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and the mother of Sultan Selim II.
In her youth, during the nomadic raid, she was taken away and sold into slavery.
Later, she fell into the harem of the Sultan. Over time, Roksolana became one of Turkey's most influential women and for a long time had a decisive influence on the country's politics.
At the concert, the Ukrainian Radio Symphony Orchestra performed works by Turkish composers Navit Kodalla and Aitekin Atash, Ukrainian authors Dmitry Akimov and Yevgeny Stankovich, as well as the symphony No. 63 "La Roxelane" by the Austrian com