31 May – Istanbul Music Festival Kicks Off
One of the prominent elements of Istanbul’s cultural scene, the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra (BIPO), will perform at the opening of the 43rd Istanbul Music Festival, under the baton of Sascha Goetzel. The teen prodigy Can Cakmur, who has been garnering international awards over the past few years, will be at the piano for Shostakovich’s 2nd Piano Concerto. The concert will reference the festival’s theme of cultural landscapes with Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. The performance will take place at 7 p.m. at Lütfi Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Centre.