Chart Download
Concert 1. Category 2. Category 3. Category 4. Category 5. Category Student Box

Latest News

The festival receives praises from abroad | 09.06.2017 Philip Glass: 'A beautiful award from a beautiful country' | 30.05.2017 The 45th Istanbul Music Festival kicked off with an opening ceremony and concert | 29.05.2017 Festival presents its young soloist | 30.03.2017 Festival presents an 'unusual' programme in its 45th year | 15.02.2017 Festival’s commission to Philip Glass: The Turkey premiere of the 11th Symphony | 15.02.2017 45th Istanbul Music Festival's awards | 15.02.2017 45th Istanbul Music Festival in search for its young soloist | 15.12.2016 Fazıl Say to receive Beethoven Prize in Bonn | 24.11.2016 Award to Veriko Tchumburidze | 24.10.2016 The Festival Production Management Training | 23.09.2016 The 44th Istanbul Music Festival through photographs | 09.08.2016 The 44th Istanbul Music Festival ended with the concert of Vienna Symphonic Orchestra | 27.06.2016 Festival at press | 14.06.2016 First half of the 44th Istanbul Music Festival ended | 13.06.2016 Festival kicked off with the Opening Concert | 02.06.2016 Costa Pilavachi joins the festival’s Advisory Committee | 29.04.2016 "If Music be the Food of Love, Play On!" | 03.02.2016 The festival’s Lifetime Achievement and Honorary Awards | 03.02.2016 The festival’s commission brings one master and three young musicians together | 03.02.2016 Festival brings rich concert series | 03.02.2016 A musical journey across historic venues at the festival: Music Route | 03.02.2016 Pre-concert talks by Jessica Duchen | 29.06.2015 Regarding transportation to Heybeliada | 09.06.2015 Festival kicked off | 01.06.2015 43rd Istanbul Music Festival kicks off | 25.05.2015 Festival presents its young soloist: Bengisu Kömürcü | 30.03.2015 Istanbul Music Festival programme is announced | 03.02.2015 The Festival's Lifetime Achievement and Honorary Awards | 03.02.2015 Festival Commissions | 03.02.2015 Festival in search for its young soloist | 22.12.2014 Verda Erman has passed away | 21.07.2014 This year’s festival poster was designed by Güher and Süher Pekinel | 09.07.2014 Soloist change in the 42nd Istanbul Music Festival | 20.06.2014 42nd Istanbul Music Festival kicked off
with an Award Ceremony and Opening Concert | 01.06.2014
42nd Istanbul Music Festival presents its young soloist: the 11 year-old Kaan Baysal! | 19.03.2014 The 42nd Istanbul Music Festival's programme has been announced | 23.01.2014 42nd Festival Honours Gülsin Onay and Zubin Mehta | 23.01.2014 Festival in search for its young soloist | 15.01.2014







İKSV to host Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

Founder of the inspirational "El Sistema", José Antonio Abreu, and Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, under the baton of world-renowned Gustavo Duadamel will be in Istanbul in August, for a series of events.

The amazingly gifted Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel is entirely educated in El Sistema. Founded by musician José Antonio Abreu , El Sistema is a publicly financed music education system in Venezuela, which watches over youth orchestras and the instrumental training programmes which make them possible. The foundation is making classical musicians out of more than 250,000 young Venezuelans, and it has transformed the lives of many underprivileged youths. It has already inspired many countries across the hemisphere to launch similar programmes.

Venezuela Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, a significant product of El Sistema, will be in Istanbul on 8 and 9 August for two concerts. In addition to the concerts, the events will also include debates on how to launch a similar system in Turkey, with the participation of José Antonio Abreu.

Venezuela Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel

8-9 August 2011, 20.30
Haliç Congress Center, Sütlüce

08 August 2011, 20:30

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Hamlet: Fantasy Overture after Shakespeare, in F minor, Op.67

Romeo and Juliet: Fantasy Overture after Shakespeare

The Tempest: Symphonic Fantasy after Shakespeare, in F minor, Op.18

Francesca da Rimini: Symphonic Fantasy after Dante, Op.32

09 August 2011, 20:30 / Haliç Congress Center

Maurice Ravel
Daphnis ve Chloé'den Süit, No. 2, “Lever du Jour, Pantomime, Danse Générale”
Suites Dapnis et Chloé, No.2, “Lever du Jour, Pantomime, Danse Générale”

Evencio Castellanos
Santa Cruz de Pacairigua, Symphonic Suite

Carlos Chávez
Symphony, No.2, "Sinfonia India"

Igor Stravinsky
Firebird Suite (1919)

Concert tickets are available for purchase or delivery on all sales channels:

• Biletix retail outlets,
• Biletix call centre, (216) 556 98 00
• Main Box Office (10.00-20.00): Istanbul Foundation Culture and Arts (Nejat Eczacıbaşı Binası, Sadi Konuralp Caddesi, No.5 Şişhane)