The 41st Istanbul Music Festival Opening Concert
Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra is the resident orchestra of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts. Güher and Süher Pekinel will be presented the “Honorary Award” before the concert.
The 41st Istanbul Music Festival presents a young and brilliant talent on its opening night: Veriko Çumburidze. The 16 year-old violinist won the highly prestigious 7th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in Montreux last September. Veriko will be accompanied by Turkey’s best symphonic ensemble, the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Sascha Goetzel.
Love And Beauty
The Galata Mevlevi House, the oldest lodge of the Mevlevi order in Istanbul as known, hosts a divine night of music with the Turkish Music Ensemble
Leading soloists; one of the biggest voices of the genre Münip Utandı, and the Archon Protopsaltes of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate Leonidas Asteris - who will breathe new life into the wise words of Sheikh Galib. A perfect tasting of Turkish music for all curious audiences alongside the enthusiasts of the genre!
The 20th Istanbul Jazz Festival welcomes the world-renowned voice of R&B and soul music, Alicia Keys. The 14-time Grammy-winner, singer, composer and song writer will be performing for the first time in Turkey on Tuesday, 2 July, at 21:00 at KücükÇiftlik Park.
With her wide repertoire of classical piano Alicia Keys released her debut album "Songs in A Minor" in 2001. She sold over 12 million albums worldwide, and won 5 Grammy awards, including Best New Artist and Best R&B album. In 2003 she released her second studio album "The Diary of Alicia Keys". She won 4 Grammy awards, including Best R&B Album. During the same year Keys released her live "Unplugged" album. It was the first bestselling unplugged album since Nirvana’s unplugged release and it went to number 1 in the charts. Keys in 2007 released her third studio album "As I am". With this album she won 3 Grammy awards. In 2009 with her fourth studio album "The Element of Freedom" rose to number one on the charts in the United Kingdom. Alicia Keys, with Jay-Z in 2009, released the song "Empire State of Mind" which was highly successful. It was selected the second best song of the year by Rolling Stone magazine. Keys and Jay-Z won a Grammy for Best Rap Song and a Grammy for Best Rap / Sung Collaboration for "Empire State of Mind". Keys has sold over 40 million albums worldwide. She is considered one of the best-selling female musicians of her generation. Her songs “Falling”, “No One”, “If I Ain’t Got You”, was at the top of the charts for a number of weeks in dozens of countries all over the world. Powerful vocalist and songwriter Alicia Keys released her 5th album "Girl on Fire" in May 2012 skyrocketing to its place at the top of the charts. Her album will be followed by a tour entitled "Set the World on Fire" featuring Alicia Keys. She will perform at concerts in cities such as London, Paris, Vienna, Monaco, and Munich.
Roger Waters: The Wall
Co-founder of Pink Floyd legend of rock music Roger Waters is coming to Istanbul with “The Wall” tour after 7 years. 17 thousand fans met with Roger Waters in Istanbul for “The Dark SideOf the Moon” tour in 2006. On August 3, 2012 Roger Waters will be meeting his fans one more time at ITU Stadium.
About "The Wall" Tour and the Album: The social, political and personal effects of the “The Wall” album made it one of the most important albums of the century, and “The Wall” tour will be staged with a magnificent production. Pink Floyd was break records with "The Wall" album and the group has won 23 platinum certificates. The songs in the album “The Wall” remained to be in the world top music charts during the years which the album came out. In the “The Wall” tour, all of the songs in the album are played entirely and accompanied with a magnificent show. In the year 2012, according to international music conference which is held by European organizers, “The Wall” was chosen to be the best tour in that year. Until today, “The Wall” has performed 15 stadium concerts in South America and has reached 750.000 people in Chile, Brazil and Argentina. All of the nine concerts of Roger Waters which are held in Buenos Aires River Plate Stadium, has been sold out days before the concerts. The concerts are continued to be a success; 825.00 tickets has been sold for the 42 concerts took place in America, Canada and Mexico. Until today, The Wall tour has carried out 192 concerts and sold 380 million dollar tickets and has reached 3.3 million people in 28 countries. The Europe concerts of the tour will start in Belgium in July. Roger Waters will perform 25 concerts, and after Greece, he will come to Istanbul in 3rd of August. The tour will end in September in France.