The Izmir Metropolitan Municipality has opened the music library of the Ahmed Adnan Saygun Art Center, which is among the most qualified art centers in Turkey, to serve the citizens. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the library, which includes a vast collection ranging from music publications to sheet music, President Tunç Soyer said, “Another life is possible. Art and culture are among the things that will change that. It is necessary to spread and multiply art and culture in the capillaries of the city.
The Izmir Metropolitan Municipality has opened the Music Library in the historical garden building of the Ahmed Adnan Saygun Art Center (AASSM). The Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality attended the opening ceremony of the library. Tunç Soyer and his wife Neptün Soyer, Deputy Secretary General of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Ertuğrul Tugay, 21st Term Izmir MP and former Minister of Culture Suat Çağlayan, General Manager of ESHOT Erhan Bey, Chairman of the Foundation of Culture, Art and Education of Izmir (İKSEV) Filiz Eczacıbaşı Sarper, Ulvi Puğ, President of the National Library Foundation of Izmir, Aydın Uştuk, Director of the Opera and Ballet of State of Izmir, Özge Tanrıver, director of the Izmir State Symphony Orchestra, bureaucrats from the Metropolitan Municipality, representatives of political parties and citizens. The AASSM music library will reflect the rich musical culture not only of Izmir but also of Turkey.
Art will find the value it deserves
Stating that art is life itself, President Soyer said, “Art is everything that gives strength to persevere, develops hope and enables struggle. Art is not a field that some despise and that only the elites will adopt. We want to create a city that not only consumes but also produces art in Izmir, which is 8 years old. We can build a much better life in this beautiful geography. Another life is possible. Art and culture are among the things that will change that. It is necessary to spread and multiply art and culture in the capillaries of the city. That’s why this library is a very big small step, but it means a lot. I want young people to be inspired by music and pave the way for art production. Art will find the value it deserves.
We must bring the idea of the republic to the future
Stating that they have put 4 book cafes to serve the people of Izmir in the past few days and will make book and library more widespread in the city, the Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality said, “We we will distribute the book and the library a lot. more in Izmir, the city of Homers. Our goal is to open 50 neighborhood libraries this year. We have no other choice. In the long run, we need to carry this brilliant Republican idea into the future. The thing that will embody this phenomenon is in the book,” he said.
After the ceremony, the Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Tunç Soyer, piano student of the Metropolitan Municipality, Ronya Özgüç, and Doruk Uygur, student at the Conservatory of Dokuz Eylül University, presented flowers.
There is also a performance stage in the library.
Nearly two thousand resources have been made available to researchers at the AASSM’s Music Library. The library, which includes notes from local and foreign composers, will accommodate not only young music students and musicologists, but also anyone with an interest in music.
The Music Library, where an integrated system with virtual music libraries has been created for visitors to take digital reviews, also has a performance stage designed for music bands that are not crowded. The library will serve citizens in the entrance garden of the AASSM between 09:00 and 17:30 on weekdays. The AASSM will remain open until 8:00 p.m. on event days.