Summer Comes With Classical Music!

Part of our lives ever since the Istanbul Foundation of Culture and Arts (İKSV) was founded, the Istanbul Music Festival is taking place this year June 4 to 29.

The festival, which is supported by Turkish Airlines as official airline sponsor, is bringing audiences together with artists from Turkey and around the world in 25 different concerts. Based on the theme, “Time and Change”, and devoted to the transformations classical music and the festival itself have undergone over the years, the festival program is jam-packed with fascinating concerts and events promoting young musicians.



OTTOMAN SOUNDS The Society for the Performance of Turkish Music gives voice to the rich history of Ottoman music. (June 5)

WORLD PREMIERE The Berlin Counterpoint Ensemble performs composer Kamran İnce’s Nasreddin Hoca. (June 19)

THE CLASSICAL STATE OF ROCK World-renowned pianist Ayşedeniz Gökçin reinterprets the songs of Pink Floyd. (June 28)