DATE AND VENUE
31 May 2015, Lütfi Kırdar Convention & Exhibition Centre
BORUSAN ISTANBUL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
SASCHA GOETZEL conductor
CAN ÇAKMUR piano ▲
SERKAN BODUR tenor ■
20.00 Award ceremony and concert
- Hasan Niyazi Tura
Song of a Martyr * ■
- Dimitri Shostakovich
Piano Concerto No.2 in F Major, Op.102 ▲
- Modest Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition
* World premiere, Istanbul Music Festival commission.
Lasts 70’; without interval.
Filiz Ali 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 43rd Istanbul Music Festival opens with the world premiere of the festival’s commission to Hasan Niyazi Tura, performed by the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic under the baton of Sascha Goetzel. The teen-prodigy Can Çakmur, who has been garnering international awards in the last few years, will be at the piano for Shostakovich’s 2nd Piano Concerto. This opening concert will also reference the festival’s theme, Cultural Landscapes, with Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.