Friends of The National Arts Centre
Orchestra

Embassy Chamber Music Concerts

Friends of the National Arts Centre Orchestra
is a volunteer organization
whose mission is to support and promote
the National Arts Centre Orchestra.

 They offer a unique series of Embassy Concerts.
Proceeds benefit music education programs for young people.

  
Photo of Lois by Bill Blackstone
Events
Photos by Lois Siegel


Zeynep Akgunay, wife of Turkish Ambassador Dr. Rafet Akgunay
Pinchas Zukerman, Music Director, National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO)
Amanda Forsyth,  Performing Guest Cellist
 Principal Cello,
National Arts Centre Orchestra
Turkish Ambassador, Dr. Rafet Akgunay

Under the Distinguished Patronage of
His Excellency Dr. Rafet Akgunay
Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey
and Mrs. Zeynep Akgunay

Cocktail, Concert and Reception
was held March 1, 2012 at the
Turkish Embassy Residence in Rockcliffe


Guest Performers
Amanda Forsyth, Cello
Jean Desmarais, Piano


Pinchas Zukerman, Dr. David Finestone
Former Liberal Senator Laurier LaPierre, Harvey Slack
First Vice-President


Amanda Forsyth,  Performing Guest Cellist
 Principal Cello,
National Arts Centre Orchestra
Bryan Cheng,
First-Prize Winner
Ontario Music Federation Association Competition


Pinchas Zukerman, Music Director, National Arts Centre Orchestra
Turkish Ambassador Dr. Rafet Akgunay


Ayla Kayalioglu and Amanda Forsyth


Turkish Ambassador Dr. Rafet Akgunay
Joan Forbes, Board Administrator, Friends of the NACO


Zeynep Akgunay, wife of Turkish Ambassador Dr. Rafet Akgunay
Bryan Cheng,
1st Prize Winner of the Canadian Music Competition
Turkish Ambassador Dr. Rafet Akgunay


Nijole Kazlauskas-Deskin
Jean-Guy Dumoulin, President, Friends of the National Arts Centre Orchestra
Fatos Baudouin, Diplomatic Liaison
, Friends of NACOA


Amanda Forsyth


Mary Sheffield and Ayla Kayalioglu


Anne and David Cook


Amanda Forsyth and Jean-Guy Dumoulin


Inanc Kayalioglu and Dr. Bahadir Ekes


Lisa Courtney Lloyd and Michael Lloyd


 LCol (Retd) Earl Sinnett, President 410 Wing, Air Force Association of Canada  Jeffery Upton


Pinchas Zukerman, Amanda Forsyth, Bryan Cheng


Donald George, Former Vice-President,  Friends of NACO
Moira Dexter, Chair, Volunteers Co-Coordinator, Friends of NACO
John Layton


James Lohoar, Maria Neil, Nijole Kazlauskas-Deskin


Bryan Cheng, NAC Summer Music Institute: Young Artists Program 

Post-Concert Reception

Erdal Koc, Executive Chef


Nedim Kocaman
Bartender


Ottawa Rocks


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