About Us

​Turkish American Arts Society of New York (TAASNY) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization established by Ibrahim Yazici in 2007.

The primary goal of TAASNY is to promote Turkish culture in the United States through different forms of art and to contribute to the developing image of Turkey abroad.

TAASNY also takes pride in establishing itself as one of the influential resources to cultural and artistic organizations that are interested in Turkish culture.  


TAASNY has three main branches: Performing contemporary and traditional theatre plays, performing traditional shadow theatre named “Karagoz Everywhere” in English and Turkish languages, and performing classical music concerts with an orchestra named “New Manhattan

Sinfonietta” (NMS). 


NMS was established in 2017 by Turkish Maestro Gürer Aykal with the chief aim of providing a platform for young talented Turkish and American musicians and Turkish composers to perform in the United States.

NMS has given three concerts at Carnegie Hall prior to today.


The first concert, named “A Call for World Peace” was performed in 2018 and dedicated to Turkish Japanese friendship.

Conducted by Japanese Maestro Seiji Mukaiyama.

The second concert, named “Anatolian Inspirations,” was performed in 2020 and was conducted by Maestro Gurer Aykal.


New Manhattan Sinfonietta's last concert was at the Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage called "Hymns from Auschwitz" A Tribute to Viktor Ullman and Michel Assael" soloist piano - Renan Koen and conducted by Maestro Gurer Aykal.

Office Social Distancing

Safety during the pandemic is our top priority.

In an effort to reopen the arts in a safe matter, we abide by all safety protocols in respect to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Currently we are unable to accept any person that is under 12 to our performances as all audience members must be vaccinated and show proof of vaccination upon entry.

Business Team

A world class team with world-class productions

Turkish American Arts Society of New York is always thinking of ways to raise the bar. In making sure we have productions that not only excite and inspire our audiences, we wouldn't be able to accomplish anything without an impresive team.

Our Team

Artists We've Worked With