- 01.06.2015 13:48 Istanbul Music Festival Returns With Full Program
The 43rd Istanbul Music Festival is returning for another year this weekend with some of the most celebrated figures in the world of classical music. Organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), will start on May 31 with the opening ceremony and concert to be held at the Lütfi Kırdar.
- 05.02.2015 15:05 Cultural Landscapes At Istanbul Music Festival
The 43rd Istanbul Music Festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), will once again present music lovers with a jam-packed program this year between May 31 and June 29. The program was announced at a press meeting on Feb. 3. The 43rd Istanbul Music Festival will host some 600 local and international artists in Istanbul, including Yuri Bashmet, Boris Berezovsky, Emmanuelle Haïm, Angela Hewitt, Paavo Jarvi, Kim Kashkashian, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Sol Gabetta, Polina Leschenko Christian Tetzlaff, Gidon Kremer, Yuja Wang, as well as some of the world's leading ensembles, consisting of the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, the Franz List Chamber Orchestra, Kremerata Baltica Chamber Orchestra, and the 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic. This year's festival's resident guest orchestra Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen will be putting on two concerts. The festival, which will be host to two world premieres and three Turkish premieres, will host 27 concerts by symphony and chamber orchestras, vocal concerts and recitals. The festival will once again be held at a number of different venues. In addition to the Heybeliada Hagia Triada Monastery, which will take part in the festival for the first time, some of the other festival venues will include the Hagia Irene Museum, St. Antoine Church, Süreyya Opera House, Austrian Cultural Office, Surp Vortvots Vorodman Church, İş Sanat Concert Hall, Lütfi Kırdar Conference and Exhibition Center, as well as Boğaziçi University's Albert Long Hall. The free concert series Weekend Classics will once again greet festival-goers at venues such as the Garden of the Consulate General of the Netherlands, the Selamiçeşme Freedom Park, the Sakıp Sabancı Museum Garden and the Austrian Cultural Office Garden. The festival, which has been thematically organizing its program since 2011, has been curated under the theme "Cultural Landscapes." The theme is a reference to the nationalist movement, which arose through the increasing consolidation of European borders in the 19th century and the increasing importance folkloric elements in music that followed this movement, centered on the topics of identity, belonging and geography. The Festival's Lifetime Achievement and Honorary Awards The festival's "Honorary Award" will be presented to pianist, musicologist, critic, and author Professor Filiz Ali for her contributions to the arts and culture of Turkey through her work on the development and proliferation of polyphonic western music and her valued efforts in training many musicians and musicologists through her role as an educator for over 50 years. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be awarded to the Borodin Quartet, who will be celebrating the 70th year of their musical journey. The quartet is considered to be of the 20th and 21st centuries' most important musical ensembles with their deep interpretations, as well as being one of the oldest quartets still in existence today. The world premiere of the symphonic poem, commissioned to composer, violin virtuoso and conductor Hasan Niyazi Tura to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli War will take place at the opening concert on May 31 at the Lütfi Kırdar Conference and Exhibition Center. The piece will be performed by the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Sascha Goetzel. Another piece for viola and piano composed upon the festival's commission by Tigran Mansurian, one of our times' greatest Armenian composers, will be performed by viola virtuoso Kim Kashkashian, known as a brilliant musical story teller, and pianist Peter Nagy, alongside whom he performed at the festival two years ago. The world premiere of the piece will be held on June 10 at the Surp Vortvots Vorodman Church. In Search of its Young Soloists Started during the festival's 40th year in order to discover and encourage young talents from across the country, this year's "Istanbul Music Festival in Search of its Young Soloist" project will be realized in the branch of the flute.
- 03.02.2015 14:02 43. İstanbul Müzik Festivali'ne Doğru
Teması "Kültürel Manzaralar" olarak belirlenen, 31 Mayıs 29 Haziran'da gerçekleştirilecek festivalde Prof. Filiz Ali'ye "Onur Ödülü", Borodin Quartet'e ise "Yaşam Boyu Başarı Ödülü" verilecek.
- 03.02.2015 13:39 43'üncü İstanbul Müzik Festivali'nin Programı Belli Oldu
Size: 10.0pt;font-family: "> Kültür Sanat Vakfı (İKSV) tarafından düzenlenen 43'üncü İstanbul Müzik Festivali'nin programı belli oldu.
- 11.11.2013 13:38 41. İstanbul Müzik Festivalinin Ödül Töreni Gerçekleştirildi
41. İstanbul Müzik Festivalinin ertelenen ödül töreni ve açılış konseri, Lütfi Kırdar Kongre ve Sergi Sarayında gerçekleştirildi.
- 10.11.2013 21:26 41. İstanbul Müzik Festivali
İKSV tarafından düzenlenen festivalin ertelenen ödül töreni ve açılış konseri, Lütfi Kırdar Kongre ve Sergi Sarayı'nda gerçekleştirildi