May 18, 2024


Buzz The Music

Istanbul Music Competition themed on populace trade


The Istanbul Music Pageant has been a cornerstone of Türkiye’s classical music calendar. With its lineups of esteemed artists and adaptable assortment, the festival draws in audiences of all backgrounds.

This year’s edition, to be held from Might 21 to June 12, is built all over the theme of Roots, commemorating the tragic historic occasion of the population exchange among Türkiye and Greece in its 100th calendar year, whilst focusing on the interconnected roots of the folks of these lands. This commemoration retains profound cultural significance, especially in just the realm of songs, showcasing the festival’s dedication to honoring heritage via inventive expression. 

Furthermore, with a collection of performances celebrating the 100th anniversary of Türkiye’s diplomatic relations with Hungary and the Netherlands, the festival will encompass intricate narratives in tunes, woven by history and custom.

Budapest Festival Orchestra, detailed among the the world’s prime-10 by Gramophone, and pianist Francesco Piemontesi, renowned in particular for his mastery of German Classical and Passionate repertoire, be part of forces for a thrilling all-Brahms evening at the Atatürk Cultural Middle.

A person of the best musicians of our time, Maria João Pires returns to the pageant for a legendary rendition of the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 and complemented by the distinguished chamber orchestra Pageant Strings Lucerne, guarantees to be a spotlight of the full period. Lütfi Kırdar Global Convention and Exhibition Centre is set to host the party.

Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra (BIPO) joins forces with the Hungarian Nationwide Choir and 4 of the most notable singers of the younger technology to deliver a effective method at Atatürk Cultural Heart.

The pageant pays homage to the inhabitants trade between Türkiye and Greece in its centennial with two commissioned operates that remind us of the loss and grief, but also of compassion and brotherhood. The earth premiere of composer Dimitris Skyllas’ do the job will be performed by the Rezonans choir founded by conductor Burak Onur Erdem, alongside with Maria Deli, Tolga Akkaya, Lena Şenol and Müşfik Galip Uzun. The planet premiere of Onur Türkmen’s newest function will be done by the Nermin Kaygusuz Ensemble. The concerts will get position at the Naval Museum.

The competition provides a distinctive journey into the musical roots of Istanbul, formed by numerous various ethnic communities, religions and languages that have co-existed in the city throughout hundreds of years and the Grand Bazaar will provide an epochal location for this unforgettable evening. The plan will include spiritual and secular tunes by Jewish, Muslim, Greek and Armenian communities from the Ottoman era.

Lautten Compagney BERLIN and Asya Fateyeva perform the planet premiere of their much predicted next task at the competition. Dancing Queen juxtaposes Rameau’s songs with ABBA tunes, generating a manufacturer new sound earth for all songs fans to appreciate. The concert will choose area at Atatürk Cultural Centre. 

Steve Reich’s new operate, Jacob’s Ladder, which received rave critiques from critics and audiences alike, has its Türkiye premiere in a concert held at Süreyya Opera Household. Complemented by the string quartets of Glass and Mozart, Jacob’s Ladder is a co-commission by the New York Philharmonic, BBC Radio 3, Festival O/Modernt, Fundação Casa Da Música, Radio France and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Istanbul Audio Festival and Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra.

Palais de France will choose songs fans to a land beyond where audio prevails overall. Jean-Guihen Queyras returns to the pageant with his quartet for a particular undertaking transcending musical styles and cultural boundaries.

Pianist Khatia Buniatishvili promises a special musical practical experience to the audiences at every live performance. With a rich repertoire consisting of Satie, Chopin, Bach, Schubert and Liszt, she is again at the competition at İş Towers Hall.

Can Çakmur and Alexandre Castro-Balbi are established to acquire new music fans on a journey as a result of Beethoven’s innovative universe at Istanbul Present day.

Tickets for the competition will be on sale as of Feb. 20.