National Sovereignty and Children's Day Concert 2016
Children’s Day Concert
Piano Forte Chicago Music School
Saturday, April 23rd, 2:00pm
Fine Arts Building
410 South Michigan Avenue, 7th Floor
Minimum Donation: $10 per person
Seating is limited.
The founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, dedicated April 23 to the children of the country to emphasize that they are the future of the new nation. It was on April 23, 1920, during the War of Independence, that day the Grand National Assembly met in Ankara and laid down the foundations of a new, independent, secular, and modern republic from the ashes of the Ottoman Empire. Following the defeat of the Allied invasion forces on September 9, 1922 and the signing of the Treaty of Lausanne on July 24, 1923, Ataturk started his task of establishing the institutions of the new state. Over the next eight years, Ataturk and his followers adopted sweeping reforms to create a modern Turkey, divorced from her Ottoman past. In unprecedented moves, he dedicated the sovereignty day to the children and entrusted in the hands of the youth the protection of this sovereignty and independence.
Come and join us, while having great music you’ll also support our scholarship program for young women studying classical western music.
Thank you and warm regards,