Istanbul welcomes summer with a bang!

One of the most notable music events in Turkey, the International Istanbul Music Festival, started on Saturday, announcing the arrival of summer.

The prestigious program features more than 600 local and foreign artists which include 21 events featuring symphony and chamber orchestras, vocal concerts, chamber music, recitals and jazz improvisations.

Stars at the festival include Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Patricia Petibon, Hilary Hahn, Renée Fleming, Christoph Eschenbach and one of the most significant orchestras of classical music, Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, as well as more than 600 local and foreign artists.

This event is a must for music lovers; it runs through to June 29.

 

 

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