April 29, 2011

Music Festival Time for Istanbul

The Istanbul Music Festival organised by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, under the sponsorship of Borusan is greeting the music lovers in its 39th year with a fully packed program.

The Istanbul Music Festival, sponsored by Borusan Holding since 2006 will take place between June 4-29 this year. Hosting three world and six Turkey premieres, the Istanbul Music Festival will host star names in Istanbul including Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Patricia Petibon, Hilary Hahn, Renée Fleming, Christoph Eschenbach, and one of the most significant orchestras of classical music, Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, as well as over 600 local and foreign artists. Besides pre-concert talks and colloquiums, for the first time this year master classes open to the audiences will be organized.

From this year on, the Istanbul Music Festival will construct its programme with a theme. With the 39th Istanbul Music Festival’s programme that is created in line with the “Journeys to Far Away Lands” theme, the music of a vast geography ranging from the west side of America to Russia, from Spain to Buenos Aires, Venice, Indian Ocean and Mexico, will meet the festival audience.

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