DATE AND VENUE
23 June 2008, Archaeological Museum
ISTANBUL STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
LUKASZ BOROWİCZ conductor
LEONİD CHİZHİK piano
- George Gershwin
An American in Paris
- Leonid Chizhik
Fantasy Variations on a Theme by Mozart
- Leonard Bernstein
West Side Story Suite, Symphonic Dances
- Dimitri Shostakovich
Jazz Suite, No.2
Lasts 110’ inc. interval.
İstanbul State Symphony Orchestra, a key player in İstanbul’s music scene, returns to the festival after a long time with a repertoire defying the boundary between classical and jazz music. Recognized as the greatest jazz pianist behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War, Leonid Chizhik is an exceptional artist bringing new unknown approaches to classical music works with his extraordinary virtuosity and a great talent for synthesis. The engaging world of “musical syntheses” will unfold before the audiences with this concert where classical meets jazz under the direction of Lukasz Borowicz.