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Istanbul Music Festival

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Istanbul Music Festival
, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV)  celebrates its 46th year. The festival will be held under the theme of "Family Bonds" from May 23 to June 12, 2018.

The 45th Istanbul Music Festival will host over  600 local and international artists including world stars La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and Mischa Maisky, 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.

Tickets will be on sale through Biletix and  at IKSV Building (Nejat Eczacıbaşı Building, Sadi Konuralp Caddesi 5, Şişhane) beginning from February 24. Please note the IKSV box office is open everyday between 10:00 and 18:00 except Sundays.

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Program:
Wednesday, May 23 at 19:00
Lütfir Kırdar Convention & Exhibition Center
Opening Concert
Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Sascha Goetzel
Soloist: Yekwon Sunvoo (piano)
(2017 XV. Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Winner)
Program: S. Rachmaninov. P.I. Tchaikovsky

Friday,  May 25 at 20:00
Hagia Eirene Museum
Tekfen Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Aziz Shokhakimov
Soloist: Charlie Siem (violin)
Program: S. Rachmaninov, J. Brahms

Saturday, May 26 at 11:00
Weekend Classics - I
Babylon Bomonti
Senem Demircioğlu (mezzo-soprano) & İlkim Tamkan (piano)

Sunday, May 27 at 20:00
Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Center
Filarmonica Della Scala
Conductor: Daniel Harding
Soloist: Daniil Trifonov (piano)
Program: G. Rossini, S. Prokofiev, L. van Beethoven

Monday, May 28 at 20:00
Boğaziçi University Albert Long Hall
Women Stars of Tomorrow
Young Women Musicians Support Fund
The soloists and the program will be announced following the decision of the Selection Committee on April 16, 2018.
Idil Biret will be the special guest of this evening.

Tuesday, May 29 at 20:00
İş Sanat Concert Hall
Khatia Buniatishvili & Renaud Capuçon
Khatia Buniatishvili (piano)
Renaud Capuçon (violin)
Program: A. Dvorak, E. Grieg, C. Franck

Wednesday, May 30 at 20:00
Boğaziçi University Albert Long Hall
Chamber Music with Stars - I
Skride Quartet
Soloists: Baiba Skride (violin), Lise Berthaud (viola), Harriet Krijgh (violoncello), Lauma Skride (piano)
Program: F. Bridge, W.A. Mozart, J. Brahms

Thursday, May 31 at 20:00
Neve Shalom Synagogue
Chamber Music with Stars - II
Renaud Capuçon (violin), Gérard Caussé (viola) & Clemens Hagen (cello)
Program: L. van Beethoven, W.A. Mozart

Friday, June 1 at 20:00
"In War & Peace"
Joyce Didonato (mezzo-soprano) & Il Pomo d'Oro
Program:  Arias and instrumental works by G.F. Handel, H. Purcell, L. Leo, E.  de’Cavalieri, C. Gesualdo, A. Pärt

Saturday, June 2 at 11:00
Bomontiada
Weekend Classics - II (free entrance)
Anatolian Wind Quintet
Cem Önertürk (flute)
Ufuk Soygürbüz (oboe)
Kıvanç Fındıklı (clarinet)
Ozan Evruk (bassoon)
Hüseyin Uçar (horn)

Saturday, June 2 at 20:00
Hagia Eirene Museum
Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
Soloist: Mischa Maisky (cello)
Program: E. Grieg, J. Haydn, B. Bartok, P.I. Tchaikovsky

Sunday, June 3 at 18:00
Grand Bazaar Kalpakçılar Street, Nuruosmaniye Gate
Melodies of Istanbul Orchestra
Program: A selection of Turkish, Greek, Macedonian, Armenian, Syriac, Sephardic, Hebrew, Afghan traditional
music

Monday, June 4 at 20:00
Süreyya Opera House
Maisky Intersections
Soloists: Sascha Maisky (violin), Maxim Rysanov (viola), Mischa Maisky (cello), Lily Maisky (piano)
Program: G. Mahler, D. Shostakovich, R. Schumann

Tuesday, June 5 at 20:00
Hagia Eirene Museum
Amsterdam Sinfonietta
Concertmaster: Candida Thompson
Soloists: Ferhan & Ferzan Önder - piano duo
Program: J.S. Bach, D. Tabakova, A. Part

Wednesday, June 6 at 21:00
Sirkeci Train Station
Songs of Istanbul
Gypsy Fire Ensemble & Meral Azizoğlu (vocals)

Thursday, June 7 at 20:00
Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Center
Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Pavel Baleff
Soloists: Diana Damrau (soprano), Nicolas Teste (bass-baritone)
Program: G. Verdi  - arias, duets and instrumental works from La Traviata, Otello, Simone Boccanegra, Un Ballo in Maschera, Falstaff, I Masnadieri,  and more.

Friday, June 8 at 20:00
Saint Anthony Lower Church
Festival Encounter
Soloists: Alican Süner (violin), Jamal Aliyev (cello), Can Çakmur (piano)
Program: A. Dietrich/J. Brahms/R. Schumann, C. Schumann, F. Mendelssohn

Saturday, June 9 at 11:00
Weekend Classics - III
Austrian Culture Forum Garden
Koehne Quartet
Johanna Lewis (violin), Anne Hatvey-Nagl (violin), Anett Homoki (viola), Melisa Coleman (cello)
Program: J. Haydn, W. A. Mozart, A. Dvorak, F. Kreisler, A. Borodin

Saturday, June 9 at 21:00
Rahmi M. Koç Museum
Istanbul Music Festival hosts the Istanbul Jazz Festival in its 25th edition!
Dieter Ilg (double bass), Rainer Böhm (piano), Patrie Heral (drums)
Program: D. Ilg :  B-A-C-H, Variations on Johann Sebastion Bach

Sunday, June 10
"Music Route" Concert Series
Over the course of the route, professional tourist guides will be talking aboutthe past and present of Galata, Karaköy and the concert venues (in Turkish)

Italian Synagogue
12:30-13:10 / 13:30-14:10
Soloists: Sevil Ulucan (violin), Hillel Zori (cello)

St. Georg Church
13:30-14:10 / 14:30-15:10
Koehne Quartet

St. Peter and Paul Church
15:00-15:40 / 16:00-16:40
AIMA Festival Orchestra

Ashkenaz Synagogue
16:00-16:40 / 17:15-17:55
Bester Quartet

Opposite Ashkenaz Synagogue
16:50-17:05
Klez-Mez

Monday, June 11 at 20:00
Süreyya Opera House
"On the Road"
Gülsin Onay (piano)
Murathan Özbek (director)
Program: J.S. Bach, J. Brahms, F. Schubert/F. Liszt, L.van Beethoven, M. Ravel, F. Chopin

Tuesday, June 12 at 20:00
Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Center
English Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
Soloists: Güher & Süher Pekinel piano duo
Program: S. Prokofiev, F. Poulenc, A. Dvorak, L. van Beethoven






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