48th Istanbul Music Festival is Everywhere With Its Digital Form

The 48th Istanbul Music Festival organized by IKSV is meeting with music lovers in the digital media from September 18th until October 5th.
48th Istanbul Music Festival is Everywhere With Its Digital Form
Festival Orchestra & Cem Mansur in Tophane-i Amire Culture and Art Center

Translation by Janet MITRANI

Organized by IKSV (Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts), the 48th Istanbul Music Festival is meeting the music lovers in the digital media this year, thus being available across the world. Presented around the theme 'The Enlightened World of Beethoven', started with a free opening concert on September 18th.

During the festival, the audience will have the chance to watch special performances by ensembles such as Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Tekfen Philharmonic Orchestra, Wiener Akademie, Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, Kheops Ensemble, Philharmonix, Beethoven Trio Berlin, Borusan Quartet, Semplice Quartet, and soloists such as Thomas Hampson, Víkingur Ólafsson, Benjamin Schmid, AnnaTifu, Bülent Evcil, Derya Türkan, Yurdal Tokcan, Gökhan Aybulus, Ezgi Karakaya, Pelin Halkacı Akın, in various settings with historical importance and striking texture.

Concerts recorded in wonderful and fascinating venues such as Theodosius Cistern, Palace of the Porphyrogenitus, Khedive Palace, Tophane-i Amire Culture and Art Centre, Harbiye Saint-Esprit Cathedral, Surp Ohan Vosgeperan Armenian Catholic Church, Harbiye Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theatre, Süreyya Opera House in Istanbul which present the historical and cultural heritage, the multi-cultured character of the city, Bilkent Odeon in Ankara, and magical settings in various cities in Europe such as Abbaye de Stavelot in Belgium, Wonderfeel Festival Site in Netherlands, Schubertkirche in Vienna will present a musical feast to the art lovers.

Each of the concert tickets will be available with a 20 TL ticket price. Also, all of the online concerts will be available with a combined ticket priced 250 TL. The concerts will be able to be reached online from all over Turkey and the world.

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