For a month beginning in mid-August, Istanbulites will be capable of get pleasure from breathtakingly lovely concert events in venues simply as beautiful, due to the forty ninth Istanbul Music Pageant.
For Istanbulites starved for some leisure and socialisation after being cooped up for greater than a yr, the 49th Istanbul Music Festival is simply the precise ticket. Going down throughout city in lovely out of doors venues from August 18 to September 16, 2021, the competition will intention to reply the query “Is one other world potential?” by way of music.
The competition, which is organised by the Istanbul Basis for Tradition and Arts (IKSV) with the help of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Tradition and Tourism, will mark a primary in its historical past by scheduling all its concert events in open-air venues. In response to a information launch by the muse, the competition will welcome greater than 30 soloists, ensembles and orchestras from Turkey and overseas.
Tickets for the competition go on sale for Tulip Card holders (loyalty playing cards for IKSV supporters) starting June 22, whereas most people will be capable of buy tickets at passo.com.tr and the IKSV field workplace in Beyoglu beginning on June 25, 2021.
There are 21 concert events deliberate, that includes “ensembles similar to Tekfen Philharmonic Orchestra, Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Accademia Bizantina, Pageant Orchestra, Modigliani and casalQuartet together with quite a few stars together with Fazil Say, Idil Biret, Khatia Buniatishvili, Anna Vinnitskaya, Alexander Rudin, Hande Kuden, Paul Meyer, Simon Ghraichy, Martynas Levickis and Ufuk-Bahar Dorduncu.”
The venues for the concert events are fairly spectacular, and so they embody Harbiye Cemil Topuzlu Open-Air Theatre, Sakıp Sabancı Museum Fistikli Teras, UNIQ Istanbul Open-Air Stage, Palais de France, Palazzo di Venezia, ARTER Yard, Rahmi M. Koc Museum, 4 Seasons Resort Istanbul on the Bosphorus, and St. Benoit French Excessive Faculty Courtyard.
An amazing function of the competition is the free weekend concert events to which everyone seems to be invited, supplied they adjust to social distancing and different pandemic rules. The free concert events will probably be held at Ataturk City Forest and Yildiz Park on the European facet, and Fenerbahce Park on the Asian facet. They are going to be held on August 28, September 5, with the refrain Chromas; and on September 12, with Aureum Saxophone Quartet.
The theme of the forty ninth Istanbul Music Pageant is “One other World is Potential,” because the competition ponders the attempting occasions we’re going by way of, and affords a “musical journey to various worlds of peaceable coexistence of humanity with nature and your complete universe.”
With the hope that the unfavourable results of the pandemic are waning, and will probably be changed by a time of “love, respect, hope, solidarity and belief,” the competition “explores new types of music” and solutions the query ‘Is one other world potential?’ by way of the language of music.
The opening live performance for the music competition will as soon as once more function the Tekfen Philharmonic Orchestra (the competition’s opening live performance orchestra from 2019 to 2022). The conductor will probably be Aziz Shokhakimov and the soloist will probably be pianist Anna Vinnitskaya. The live performance is scheduled for August 18, 2021 at Harbiye Cemil Topuzlu Open-Air Theatre, on the European facet. The worldwide consultant of the Turkish Violin Faculty Cihat Askin will obtain the competition’s Honorary Award through the opening ceremony.
As for the Lifelong Achievement Award, going this yr to Peteris Vasks, will probably be introduced to the Latvian composer on September 6, 2021 –– earlier than the Modigliani Quartet’s efficiency of the Turkey premiere of his newest work, “String Quartet No. 6,”commissioned by the competition.
Along with the Turkey premiere of Vasks’ work, the forty ninth Istanbul Music Pageant will function the world premieres of 4 items. One such programme commemorates the a centesimal birthday of Turkish composer Ilhan Usmanbas. His Octet dated 1960 in addition to a collection of his music for solo devices will probably be carried out on August 26, 2021 at ARTER Yard in addition to world premieres of works composed by his college students Ahmet Altınel, Özkan Manav and Mehmet Nemutlu.
IKSV hasn’t forgotten UNESCO’s designation of 2021 as Yunus Emre yr, and has provide you with a mission referred to as “Yellow Flower” to honour the people poet. Harpist Sirin Pancaroglu and classical Turkish music soloist Bora Uymaz will carry out new compositions written for the competition and being debuted on September 13, 2021 at 4 Seasons Resort Istanbul on the Bosphorus.
Furthermore, world-renowned Turkish pianist Fazil Say will probably be performing his works Mount Ida and The Strolling Mansion, collaborating with violinist Friedemann Eichhorn on stage, in addition to multi-award successful casalQuartett. This live performance is scheduled to be at Harbiye Cemil Topuzlu Open-Air Theatre on August 19, 2021.
Famed pianist Idil Biret will have a good time her eightieth birthday on the competition, performing with the Pageant Orchestra carried out by Can Okan on August 24, 2021 at Harbiye Cemil Topuzlu Open-Air Theatre –– her precise birthday is in November, however like the remainder of us, she has began celebrating early, and who can blame her? She is going to carry out Bach and Chopin on the live performance, which is bound to please music lovers.
Now in its sixth yr, the Music Route, a journey of music the Bosporus, will probably be held on September 11 at 11 am and a pair of pm. Departing from and arriving again at Kabatas Pier, the Music Route, going down on a musical boat, will function three completely different concert events on every tour: violinist Orest Smovhz and double bass participant Nazarii Stets; the Aureum Saxophone Quartet; and Cello Paradiso.
Cellist, conductor and harpsichordist Alexander Rudin will probably be receiving the Istanbul Music Pageant Lifelong Achievement Award he was supposed to gather final yr and was not capable of, due to the pandemic. He’ll carry out with pianist Iris Senturker and violinist Efdal Altun at Rahmi Koc Museum on August 20, 2021.
There will probably be three ‘BIPO Focus’ concert events on the Istanbul Music Pageant: the primary will function Borusan Quartet and clarinettist Paul Meyer at Sakip Sabanci Museum (SSM) Fistikli Teras on August 25, 2021. The second will probably be on September 2, 2021 at UNIQ Istanbul Open-Air Stage with accordionist Martynas Levickis, accompanied by Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, referred to as “Piazzolla’s a centesimal Birthday”. And the third will probably be on September 14, 2021 at Harbiye Cemil Topuzlu Open-Air Theatre that includes the star pianist Khatia Buniatishvili, who will carry out with the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra. BIPO, as festival-goers might recall, was the opening live performance orchestra for the competition from 2003 to 2018.
There are extra concert events to be heard all through Istanbul through the month-long competition, and tickets normally promote quick. So ensure you get yours and benefit from the nice outdoor in lovely Istanbul days and nights!
Supply: TRT World