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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Istanbul, Turkey

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Late Romantic classics from Chausson and Brahms in Istanbul

Aziz Shokhakimov at the festival opening concert © Poyraz Tutuncu
Violinist Anna Tifu and the Tekfen Philharmonic join together for a richly played Poème before Aziz Shokhakimov conducts Brahms' First Symphony.
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Beethoven “alla turca” at the Istanbul Music Festival

Serkan Mesut Halili (qanun) and Derya Türkan (kemenche) © Poyraz Tütüncü
Beethoven meets Ottoman composer Dede Efendi in a contemporary take on the Pastoral Symphony in Istanbul. 
***11
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Spirit of the dance in al fresco Istanbul Music Festival opener

Emre Engin © Istanbul Music Festival
Rustling trees, wandering cats and a laconic golden retriever grace the Tekfen Philharmonic Orchestra's festival opening concert.
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Brooding and visceral Tchaikovsky from the Tekfen Philharmonic

Daniel Müller-Schott and the Tekfen Philharmonic Orchestra © Ali Guler
An occasionally uneven but often searing set of performances from the Tekfen Philharmonic and cellist Daniel Muller-Schott. 
****1
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Wandering through musical and cultural history in Istanbul's Samatya

Vivid Consort © Ali Guler
A diverse and complex Istanbul neighbourhood hosts ensembles and programmes from across Europe and Asia 

Fireworks from Yuja Wang in Turkey

Yuja Wang and the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg © Ali Guler
Daredevil piano playing and luscious Stravinsky at the 47th Istanbul Music Festival.
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