40th ANNIVERSARY OPENING CONCERT
BORUSAN ISTANBUL PHILHARMONİC ORCHESTRA
SASCHA GOETZEL conductor
TURKEY MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM STATE POLYPHONIC CHOIR
CEMİ'İ CAN DELİORMAN choir master
SİMGE BÜYÜKEDES soprano
EZGİ KUTLU alto
MURAT KARAHAN tenor
BURAK BİLGİLİ bass
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony in D minor, No.9, Op.125
Lasts 70’ without interval.
Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra is the resident orchestra of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts.
Hüseyin Sermet will be presented a “Honorary Award” before the concert.
40th Istanbul Music Festival opens with a magnificent concert which brings together the new generation of Turkish singers thriving on the international stage with Turkey’s leading symphonic ensemble, Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of its artistic director Sascha Goetzel, in Beethoven’s monumental 9th Symphony, which testifies the high ideals of freedom, equality and brotherhood. This year’s opening concert features the celebrated discoveries of the festival in previous years either as young soloists or through winners of the Leyla Gencer Voice Competition: Simge Büyükedes, Ezgi Kutlu, Murat Karahan and Burak Bilgili.