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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Turkey

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IstanbulOpening Concert Tekfen Philharmonic with Kirill Gerstein

Istanbul Music Festival
Tüzün, Rachmaninov, Bernstein
Tekfen Philharmonic Orchestra; Aziz Shokhakimov; Kirill Gerstein

IstanbulFazil Say's Istanbul Symphony

Istanbul Music Festival
Schumann, Say
Bilkent Symphony Orchestra; Can Okan; Aykut Köselerli; Burcu Karadağ; Hakan Güngör; Bülent Evcil

IstanbulBorusan Quartet and Xavier de Maistre

Istanbul Music Festival
Parish Alvars, Debussy, Tchaikovsky
Borusan Quartet; Xavier de Maistre; Esen Kıvrak; Nilay Sancar

IstanbulDeutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Anna Prohaska

Istanbul Music Festival
Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Giovanni Antonini; Anna Prohaska

IstanbulThe Nutcracker and I / A Fairytale concert for children

Istanbul Music Festival
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a
Alexandra Dariescu; Nick Hillel; Imogen-Lily Ash
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Late Romantic classics from Chausson and Brahms in Istanbul

Violinist Anna Tifu and the Tekfen Philharmonic join together for a richly played Poème before Aziz Shokhakimov conducts Brahms' First Symphony.
****1
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Beethoven “alla turca” at the Istanbul Music Festival

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

Rustling trees, wandering cats and a laconic golden retriever grace the Tekfen Philharmonic Orchestra's festival opening concert.
****1
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Brooding and visceral Tchaikovsky from the Tekfen Philharmonic

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

A diverse and complex Istanbul neighbourhood hosts ensembles and programmes from across Europe and Asia