Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) announced the programme of the 43rd Istanbul Music Festival today which is organized under the sponsorship of Borusan Holding between 31 May and 29 June 2015. The 43rd Istanbul Music Festival will host close to 600 local and international artists in Istanbul.
The theme of the festival was announced as the “Cultural Landscapes”. The programme for the 43rd Istanbul Music Festival was also announced at a press meeting held at IKSV's official accommodation sponsor, Martı İstanbul Hotel.
The artists to perform in the festival include Yuri Bashmet, Boris Berezovsky, Emmanuelle Haïm, Angela Hewitt, Paavo Jarvi, Kim Kashkashian, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Christian Tetzlaff, Gidon Kremer, and Yuja Wang, as well as some of the world's leading ensembles, consisting of the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, the Franz List Chamber Orchestra, Kremerata Baltica Chamber Orchestra, and the 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic. As this year's festival's resident guest orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen will be putting on two concerts.
The festival, which will be host to two world premieres and three Turkish premieres, will be comprised of 27 concerts, consisting of symphony and chamber orchestras, vocal concerts, and recitals. The festival will once again be held at a number of different venues. In addition to the Heybeliada Hagia Triada Monastery, which will take part in the festival for the first time, some of the other festival venues will include the Hagia Irene Museum, St. Antoine Church, Süreyya Opera House, Austrian Cultural Office, Surp Vortvots Vorodman Church, İş Sanat Concert Hall, Lütfi Kırdar Conference and Exhibition Center, and Boğaziçi University's Albert Long Hall. The free concert series Weekend Classics, will once again greet festival-goers at venues such as the Garden of the Consulate General of Netherlands, the Selamiçeşme Freedom Park, the Sakıp Sabancı Museum Garden, and the Austrian Cultural Office Garden.