DATE AND VENUE
1 June 2014, Lütfi Kırdar Convention & Exhibition Centre
BORUSAN ISTANBUL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
GÜRER AYKAL conductor
DORUKHAN DORUK cello
BORUSAN ISTANBUL PHILHARMONIC CHOIR
GÖKÇEN KORAY choir master
18.45 Borusan children’s choir
Gülsen Yavuzkal choir master
Lütfi Kırdar Convention & Exhibition Centre Foyer
20.00 Award Ceremony and Concert
- Ahmet Adnan Saygun
A Forest Tale, Op.17
- Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op.33
- Felix Mendelssohn
Symphony No.3 in A minor, “Scottish”, Op.56
Lasts 110’ inc. interval.
Gülsin Onay will be presented the “Honorary Award” before the concert.
Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra is the Orchestra in Residence of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts.
The 42nd Istanbul Music Festival opens with a young cellist of international calibre: Dorukhan Doruk who, with all the awards he garners in international competitions, has made a promising start on the classical music scene. Festival’s resident orchestra BIPO, whose long list of outstanding performances include the world premieres of works by Arvo Pärt, Giya Kancheli, and Fazıl Say at the festival, will be playing on this opening night as goes the tradition. Under the baton of its honorary conductor Gürer Aykal, the orchestra will also introduce this year’s festival theme with Saygun’s A Forest Tale, which depicts natural phenomenons in the most vivid and exquisite way.