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Istanbul Music Festival

Untitled Document Istanbul Music Festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV)  celebrates its 45th year. The festival will be held under the theme of "Unusual" from May 29 to June 21, 2017.

The 45th Istanbul Music Festival will host over  600 local and international artists including some of the world’s leading ensembles such as Russian Chamber Philarmonic St. Petersburg, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra and Ebene Quartet, remarkable soloists like Hüseyin Sermet, Fazıl Say, Alina Pogostkina and Mathias Goerne, as well as young generation artists. Speakers from different disciplines such as literature, painting, philosophy and science continue to meet with the audience before the concerts within the scope of the festival.

This year, the Istanbul Music Festival stands out with its venue choices that relate with the concert themes. The festival will take place across 15 different venues, 8 of which will be used for the first time.

Some new venues such as the Aya Yorgi Greek Orthodox Church, bomontiada, Garden of Galata Mawlawi House, Grand Bazaar, Küd Dıpo Surp Asdvadzadzin Armenian Church, Panayia Greek Orthodox Church, Sait Halim Pasha Mansion, Sakıp Sabancı Museum Fıstıklı Terrace and Zorlu PAC Drama Stage will be added to the venues that has become a classic for the festival Hagia Eirene Museum, Boğaziçi University Albert Long Hall, Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Centre, İş Sanat Concert Hall, Süreyya Opera House and Austrian Culture Forum.

Tickets are already on sale and  can be purchased through Biletix and  at IKSV Building (Nejat Eczacıbaşı Building, Sadi Konuralp Caddesi 5, Şişhane). Please note the IKSV box office is open everyday between 10:00 and 18:00 except Sundays.

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Program:
Monday, May 29 at 19:00
Lütfir Kırdar Convention & Exhibition Center
Opening Concert
Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Sascha Goetzel
Soloist: Andrei Ionita (cello)

Wednesday,  May 31 at 20:00
İş Sanat Concert Hall
"The Sound of Colors: Kandinsky & Chagall
Soloist: Mikhail Rudy (piano)

Thursday, June 1 at 20:00
Hagia Eirene Museum
London Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Christopher Warren-Green
Soloist: Alina Pogostkina (violin)

Friday, June 2 at 21:00
Rosery
Derya Türkan (Istanbul kemenche)
Kayhan Kalhor (Persian kemenche)
Sokratis Sinopoulous (lute and Istanbul kemenche)
featuring: Ali Bahrami Fard (santour)

Saturday, June 3
"Music Route" Concert Series
Breakfast: 09:00-10:20
Concerts: 11:00-16:10
Sait Halim Pasha Mansion
09:00-10:20
Information given about venues of the Music Route by Mert Taner, expert on history of Christianity and archeological tours, during open buffet breakfast.(in Turkish)

St. Mary Armenian Church
11:00-11:40 / 12:00-12:40
Soloist: Elvin HoxhaGaniyev  (violin)

Sait Halim Pasha Mansion
12:10-12:40 / 13:10-13:40
Strings of Camerata Strumentale Citta di Prato

Aya Yorgi Greek Orthodox Church
13:10-13:40 / 14:10-14:40
Semplice Quartet

Panayia Greek Orthodox Church
14:10-14:40 / 15:10-15:40
Soloists: Ayşe Şen Oğul (soprano), Merve Kocabey (harp)

Austrian Cultural Forum
15:10-15:40 / 16:10-16:40
Trio Immersio
Vira Zhuk (violin), Anna Maria Niemiec (cello), MariamVardzelashvili (piano)

Sunday, June 4 at11:00
Austrian Cultural Forum
Weekend Classics - I
Trio Immersio
Vira Zhuk (violin), Anna Maria Niemiec (cello), MariamVardzelashvili (piano)

Sunday, June 4 at 18:00
Grand Bazaar, Kalpakçılar Street
"Eternal Love" - Şimdi Ensemble
Boya Uymaz (vocals), AliPolattemir (ney), Mehmet Yalgın (kemenche), Mete Aslan (ud), Şirin Pancaroğlu (harp), Hamdi Akatay (percussions), Michel Godard (tuba & serpent)

Monday, June 5 at 21:00
Zorlu PSM Drama Stage
"La Stravaganza"
Ensemble Soqquadro Italiano
Director: ClaudioBorgianni
Voice: Vincenzo Capezzuto
featuring Camerata Strumentale Citta di Prato

Wednesday, June 7 at 21:00
Boğaziçi University Albert Long Hall
"Goldberg Variations"
Soloist: Vikingur Oflasson (piano)

Thursday, June 8 at 21:00
Süreyya Oprea House
Festival Encounter
Hande Küden (violin), Erkin Onay (violin), Jano Lisboa (viola), EfdalAltun (viola), Christian Poltera (cello), Dorukhan Doruk (cello), Fora Baltacıgil (double bass), Gülru Ensari (piano)

Friday, June 9 at 20:00
Hagia Eirene Museum
Russian Cahmber Philharmonic St. Petersburg &
Hüseyin Servet & Vassilis Varvaresos "My Left Hand"
Conductor: Juri Gilbo
Soloists: Hüseyin Sermet (piano), Vassilis Varvaresos (piano)

Saturday, June 10 at 11:00
Weekend Classics - II
Bomontiada
Gülru Ensari (piano), Herbert Schuch (piano)
Free  entrance.

Saturday, June 10 at 20:00
Hagia Eirene Museum
Russian Chamber Philharmonic St.Petersburg & Alexandre Kniazev
Conductor: Juri Gilbo
Soloist: AlexandreKniazev (cello)

Sunday, June 11 at 20:00
Hagia Eirene Museum
Çellistanbul & Cello4Berlin
Çellistanbul Meets the Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic
Cellistanbul: Melih Kar, Murat Berk, Ediş Şekercioğlu
Cello4Berlin - David Riniker, Knut Weber, Martin Menking, Stephan Koncz
featuring: Dorukhan Doruk (cello), Burcu Hancı (soprano)

Monday, June 12 at 21:00
Hagia Eirene Museum
From Mozart to Ellington
Geneva Camerata
Conductor & piano: David Greilsammer
Soloist: Yaron Herman (piano)

Tuesday, June 13 at 20:00
Süreyya Opera House
Chamber Music with Stars:
Tedi Papavrami (violin)
Xavier Phillips (cello)
François-Frederic Guy (piano)

Wednesday, June 14 at 20:00
Süreyya Opera House
Ebene Quartet & Matthias Goerne "Schubert Lieder"
Matthias Goerne (baritone)
Ebene Quartet - Pierre Colombet (violin), Gabriel Le Magadure (violin), Adrien Boisseau (viola), Raphael Merlin (cello)

Thursday, June 15at 20:00
Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Center
Fazıl Say (piano)

Friday, June 16 at 20:00
Hagia Eirene Museum
A Premiere: Philip Glass 11th Symphony
Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Sascha Goetzel
Soloists: Mari Samuelsen (violin), Hakon Samuelsen (cello)

Saturday, June 17 at 18:00
Süreyya Opera House
Festival Presents Its Young Soloist
Dokuz Eylül University Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Hakan Şensoy
Soloist: Tba after the national auditions for viola

Saturday, June 17 at 21:00
Bomontiada
Sampling Baroque: Exposing Handel
Musica Sequenza & BurakÖzdemir

Sunday, June 18 at 20:00
Lütfi Kırdar Convention & Exhibition Center
Tekfen Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates its 25th Anniversary
Conductor: Aziz Shokhakimov
Soloists: Pumeza Matshikiza (soprano), İkler Arcayürek (tenor)

Monday, June 19 at 21:00
Sakıp Sabancı Museum Fıstıklı Terrace
"Paganinoska" Janoska Ensemble
Ondrej Janoska (violin), Roman Janoska (violin), Julius Darvas (double bass), Frantisek Janoska (piano)

Tuesday, June 20 at 21:00
Zorlu PSM Drama Stage
"Opus 2"
created by Yaron Lifschitz
Circa Ensemble
Debussy Quartet - Cristophe Collette (violin), MarcVieillefon (violin),Vincent Deprecq (viola), Cedric Conchon (cello)

Wednesday, June 21 at 20:00
Lütfi Kırdar Convention & Exhibition Center
Vienna Chamber Orchestra & Fazıl Say
Conductor: Ola Runder
Soloist: Fazıl Say




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