Saturday, December 11, 2010

1:02 PM

1st Istanbul Classic Crossover Festival

The Fuse
18 December Saturday, 21:00
Lütfi Kırdar UKSS - Istanbul

Ticket prices
Category 1: 150,00 TL 
Category 2: 120,00 TL 
Category 3: 80,00 TL 
Category 4: 50,00 TL 

QSF-Quartet San Francisco
20 December Monday, 21:00
Lütfi Kırdar UKSS - Istanbul

Ticket prices
Category 1: 120,00 TL 
Category 2: 80,00 TL 
Category 3: 50,00 TL 

Ahn Trio
21 December Tuesday, 21:00
Lütfi Kırdar UKSS - Istanbul

Ticket prices
Category 1: 120,00 TL 
Category 2: 80,00 TL 
Category 3: 50,00 TL 

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11:13 AM

Disney Live!

Date : 28 January - 06 Febuary 2011 
Venue : 
Halic Congress Centre

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11:01 AM


Legendary group ‘CIRQUE DU SOLEIL’ will be in Turkey for the first time!

World famous Canadian artistic entertainment company Cirque Du Soleil that will be in Turkey for the first time with Saltimbanco, their ground-breaking display of artistic performance and acrobatics, organized by Pozitif and presented by Akbank. One of Cirque Du Soleil troupe’s longest-running shows, Saltimbanco will be playing at the Abdi İpekci Arena in İstanbul, between February 19th and March 4th, 2011. Saltimbanco, a unique show narrating a metropolis story, combines acrobatics and theatrical performance in a visually glorious way that must not be missed. 

World famous Quebec-based artistic entertainment company, Cirque Du Soleil made a revolution in performance arts with their stage design, music, choreography, costume design and make-up and now they are ready for a magical performance in Istanbul. With their fascinating combination of modern dance and acrobatics Cirque Du Soleil performed in many major performance halls and events throughout the world, even in the Academy Awards and Las Vegas. Their show in Istanbul will capture an audience from every age and is assumed to dazzle whole city.
Cirque Du Soleil creator Guy Laliberte defines Saltimbanco as “the celebration of life, itself”. Classic Cirque du Soleil at its best, Saltimbanco is a thrilling and kaleidoscopic celebration of awe inspiring artistry and agility. The show has 8 creative forces; acrobatic performance, acting, art forms from around the world, imaginary world, dance, daring, dexterity and grace. With a cast of 50 high-caliber artists hailing from 20 different countries, Saltimbanco features breathtaking acrobatics and unbelievable athleticism during solo spotlights and epic ensembles. Technical expertise and extravagant design are woven together by uplifting spectacular costumes, amazing lighting, humor and enchanting music and magic.
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Saturday, October 30, 2010

1:07 PM

Medrano Circus

Worldwide Famous Medrano Circus is in Istanbul celebrating its 137th year.
The history of the Medrano was formed by the Casartelli family in 1873. It started to conquer new countries; Spain, Turkey, Bulgaria and Israel. The year 1972 is the year of
development for the Casartelli family as they made a debut with the name of “Medrano Circus”, with a large zoo containing horses, elephants, zebras, giraffes, camels, and a
white rhino. Since then, the Medrano Circus has been renown for the large number of spectators and the prestigious prizes won due to animal training.

Date : 04.11.2010 20:30:00
Venue : İçerenköy Carrefour AVM Yanı
Ticket Prices:
Category 1: 33,50 TL
Category 2: 28,00 TL
Category 3: 22,50 TL
Category 4: 17,00 TL

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1:00 PM

Isabelle Moretti

The first edition of International Istanbul Harp Encounter is coming to life in the frame work of  “In Tune with the Harp!” between December 1-7, 2010, bringing together  five world-renowned harpists representing  five harp traditions. Five harpists, five different harps and five  musical traditions come together in the largest harp event organized in Turkey so far.

Isabelle Moretti is one of the most appealing figures both among harpists and in the musical world today. Bright, enthusiastic and with real temperament, she embues her instrument with inimitable style, generosity, sincerity and nobility. Crowned with prizes at international harp competitions in Geneva, Munich and Israel, Isabelle Moretti is invited to the greatest concert halls all over the world. She appears with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (most recently under the baton of Sir Neville Marriner), the National Orchestra of Lyon, the Paris Orchestral Ensemble, the German Chamber Orchestra Bremen, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the Orquestra de Córdoba, the Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Isabelle Moretti’s solo repertoire extends from the music of the eighteenth century and the first sonatas for pedal harp, to the most complex contemporary world premieres, which she frequently programmes in her recitals. She especially loves chamber music and performs it regularly with her friends Philippe Bernold, Henri Demarquette, Gérard Caussé, François Leleux, Magali Mosnier, and with the Parisii, Psophos and Ebène string quartets. Many works have been dedicated to Isabelle. In 2006 she gave the world premieres of Philippe Hersant’s Harp Concerto at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, as well as Michèle Reverdy’s Harp Concerto with the l’Orchestre National de Lille. Isabelle Moretti’s discography, as rich as it is varied, has enjoyed great media success: the Victoire de la Musique, Grand Prix de la Nouvelle Académie du Disque, Prix Charles Cros, Choc du Monde de la Musique, Dix de Répertoire, and ‘ffff’ from Télérama.

A renowned teacher, Isabelle Moretti gives masterclasses throughout the world and teaches at the National Superior Conservatory of Paris for Music and Dance (the CNSMD). Since 2008, she is also Visiting Professor at London’s Royal Academy of Music. Isabelle Moretti is a knight of the National Order of Merit.

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Date : 05.12.2010 19:30:00
Venue : Notre Dame de Sion Lisesi Konser Salonu
Ticket prices:

Category 1 Full: 56,00 TL, Student: 31,00 TL
Category 2 Full: 34,00 TL, Student: 19,00 TL
Category 3 Full: 12,50 TL, Student: 7,50 TL

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12:57 PM

Belinda Carlisle

Belinda Carlisle gained worldwide fame as the lead vocalist of The Go-Go's, who made history as the first all-female music group to write their own songs and play their own instruments to top the Billboard charts. The Go-Go's are considered by some to be the most successful all-female band of all time. Carlisle sold more than seven million
albums, and later went on to a successful solo career that spawned hits such as "Mad About You," "Summer Rain," "I Get Weak," "Leave a Light On" and "Heaven Is a Place on Earth", which topped the charts internationally.

Carlisle's first album, Belinda, was released in 1986. Her second album "Heaven on Earth" was nominated for a Grammy Award. The first release from Heaven on Earth was "Heaven Is a Place on Earth", which topped the single charts, not only in the U.S., but also in the UK and in several other countries. The hits "I Get Weak", "Circle In the Sand", "I Feel Free," also topped the music charts.

Carlisle's follow-up to the success of Heaven on Earth was Runaway Horses, released on October 23, 1989. The album hit the Top 5 in both Australia and the UK, certified double platinum in Australia and platinum in the UK and in Canada.

Date : 06.11.2010 21:30:00
Venue : Refresh The Venue
Ticket Prices
Front Stage: 120,00 TL
General Admission Standing: 69,00 TL
VIP: 180,00 TL

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Monday, October 11, 2010

5:49 PM

UB40 @ Matine216

British reggae band UB40 is back again to meet their Turkish fans at Matine 216. 

Formed in 1978 in Birmingham, the band has placed more than 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart, and has also achieved considerable international success. One of the world's best-selling music artists, UB40 have sold over 70 million records. Their No. 1 hit singles include "Red Red Wine", "Can't Help Falling in Love" and "I Got You Babe".

The name "UB40" was selected in reference to the document issued to people claiming unemployment benefit 
from the UK government's Department of Health and Social Security (DHSS) at the time of the band's formation. The designation UB40 stood for Unemployment Benefit, Form 40. Their first album was titled "Signing Off", as the band were signing off from or closing their claim on the unemployment benefit.

Despite great success in the UK, UB40's popularity in the United States was only established after they 
released Labour of Love, an album of cover songs, in 1983. The album featured the song "Red Red Wine", a cover version of a Neil Diamond song; it stayed on the charts for over a hundred weeks. 

In 2008 it was announced that Ali Campbell would be leaving the group after 30 years. It was originally stated that this was in order for Campbell to concentrate on solo projects.

In April 2008, the BBC reported that Campbell was to be replaced in the band by his brother Duncan Campbell.

Ticket Price: 67 tl
Date : 22.01.2011 23:30:00
Venue : Matine 216 ( )

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Monday, September 27, 2010

12:03 PM

Goran Bregovic and The Wedding & The Funeral Band

The legendary name of the Balkan Music is going to meet with his fans in Istanbul after a long break!

Charm Music Presents:
Goran Bregovic, the legendary name of the Balkan music, is going to meet with his fans at Macka Kucukciftlik Park on the evening of 8th of October.

Goran Bregovic and The Wedding & The Funeral Band, whom play all Istanbul concerts sold-out, are inviting their fans to an unforgettable music fest with their magnificent repertoire. He will be on the stage with the songs from his over 21 albums and the cult soundtracks of Emir Kusturica' s "Underground", " Time of the Gypsies ",  “Arizona Dream” movies.

He was born as the son of Serbian mother and Croatian father in 1950 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has drawn a large audience with bringing into the traditional Balkan music, a modern and western interpretation.

In our country, he is also known as a composer of Sezen Aksu' s music album "Düğün ve Cenaze” and they had several concerts together together with Sezen Aksu.

Date : 08.10.2010 21:30:00
Venue : Küçükçiftlik Park
Ticket Prices:
Normal: 78,00 TL
VIP: 165,00 TL
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11:58 AM

Tango Feeling - 15 October 2010

Date : 15.10.2010 - 17.10. 2010  21:00:00
Venue : Türker İnanoğlu Maslak Show Center
Ticket Prices:
Category 1: 107,50 TL SOLD OUT
Category 3: 82,00 TL
Category 4: 66,00 TL
Category 5: 56,00 TL
Category2: 97,50 TL
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11:53 AM

Giants Live - Turkey 2010

Küçükçiftlik Park will welcome the world's strongest men on October 17th for the first time in Turkey.
Giants Live, Official World’s Strongest Man Qualifying Tour is a live, arena-based sport competition – a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience and live demonstration of incredible feats of strength that no ordinary human can do.

Each Giants Live qualifying event will find 12 of the world's greatest strongmen battling for supremacy across six gruelling disciplines including Truck Pull, Log Lift, Refrigerator Carry, The Pillars of Hercules, Car Deadlift and Atlas Stones. A top-three finish gains the competitor championship points and a place at the World's Strongest Man Finals.

Date : 17.10.2010 12:00:00
Venue : Küçükçiftlik Park
Ticket Prices:
Category 1 - VIP: 135,00 TL
Category 2: 84,00 TL
Category 3: 56,00 TL
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11:46 AM

Efes Pilsen Blues Festival

Turkey's only Blues festival the "Efes Pilsen Blues Festival" is gearing up for its 21st year. The program's talented lineup and extensive program schedule, set to tour 20 cities in Turkey including Denizli, Antalya, Konya, Kayseri, Mersin, Adana, Antakya, KKTC, Gaziantep, Diyarbakır, Erzurum, Trabzon, Ankara, Edirne, Çanakkale, Balıkesir, İzmir, Eskişehir, Bursa and İstanbul.

Kenny Neal
Kenny Neal is an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and is widely renowned as a modern swamp-blues master. His new release, Hooked On Your Love, follows the triumph of his multi-award winning 2008 comeback album, Let Life Flow.

Mitch Woods
American modern day boogie-woogie, jump blues and jazz pianist and singer Mitch Woods has been touring with his band the Rocket 88s since  the 18980's. He released 9 albums and in 2007 he was nominated for the Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year Award at the Blues Awards in Tennessee, presented by the Blues Foundation.

Samuel James
Samuel James is a performer of stunningly singular talent. A master of fingerstyle, slide, banjo, harmonica, and piano, this phenom is not yet out of his twenties. With musical influences ranging from Skip James and Sonny Terry to Gus Cannon and Charley Patton, such understanding of pre-war blues is rarely embodied in the music of one person.

His songwriting is absolutely unparalleled in contemporary blues. His writing is descended from the long forgotten art of the songster.

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11:39 AM


A nightclub dancer... a smooth talking lawyer... and a cell block of sin. It would be a crime to miss it.
The musical Chicago is based on a play of the same name by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins, who was assigned to cover the 1924 trials of murderesses Beulah Annan and Belva Gaertner for the Chicago Tribune.

Annan, the model for the character of Roxie Hart, was 23 when she was accused of the April 3, 1924, murder of Harry Kalstedt. The Tribune reported that Annan played the foxtrot record "Hula Lou" over and over for two hours before calling her husband to say she killed a man who "tried to make love to her". She was found "not guilty" on May 25, 1924. Velma is based on Gaertner, who was a cabaret singer. The body of Walter Law was discovered slumped over the steering wheel of Gaertner's abandoned car on March 12, 1924. Two police officers testified that they had seen a woman getting into the car and shortly thereafter heard gunshots. A bottle of gin and an automatic pistol were found on the floor of the car.
Gaertner was acquitted on June 6, 1924.
Watkins' sensational columns documenting these trials proved so popular that she decided to write a play based on them. The show received both popular and critical acclaim and even made it to Broadway in 1926, running for 172 performances. Cecil B. DeMille produced a silent film version, Chicago (1927),starring former Mack Sennett bathing beauty Phyllis Haver as Roxie Hart. It was later remade as Roxie Hart (1942) starring Ginger Rogers, but in this version, Roxie was accused of murder without having really committed it.

In the 1960s, Gwen Verdon read the play and asked her husband, Bob Fosse, about the possibility of creating a musical adaptation. Fosse approached playwright Watkins numerous times to buy the rights, but she repeatedly declined. In her later years, Watkins had become a born-again Christian and believed her play glamorized a scandalous way of living. However upon her death in 1969, her estate sold the rights to producer Richard Fryer, Verdon and Fosse. John Kander and Fred Ebb began work on the musical score, modeling each number on a traditional vaudeville number or a vaudeville performer. This format made explicit the show's comparison between "justice", "show-business", and contemporary society. Ebb and Fosse penned the book of the musical, with Fosse also directing and doing the choreography.

Chicago opened on June 3, 1975 at the 46th Street Theatre, and ran for a total of 936 performances.

Chicago was filmed in 2002, directed and choreographed by Rob Marshall, and adapted by screenwriter Bill Condon, staring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger, and Richard Gere, also featuring Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly and Lucy Liu.

CHICAGO has been honored with 6 Tony Awards, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations.

Date : 01.10.2010- 10.10.2010 21:00:00
Venue : Türker İnanoğlu Maslak Show Center
Ticket prices:
Category 1: 400,00 TL (VIP)
Category 2: 250,00 TL
Category 3: 225,00 TL
Category 4: 180,00 TL
Category 5: 140,00 TL
Category 6: 100,00 TL
Category 7: 80,00 TL
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Monday, September 13, 2010

2:11 PM

Disney on Ice – Disneyland Adventure

“Disney on Ice – Disneyland Adventure,” one of the most popular family shows on Earth shall begin its 2010-2011 European tour in İstanbul on September 29th. This very special show on ice shall also meet with the audiences in Ankara and İzmir, and features a colorful adventure of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and friends in Disneyland. Characters from Disney’s The Incredibles, Alice, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story shall also take part in the show, where the audience shall participate in the Disneyland experience.
Plot of Disney On Ice –Disneyland Adventure

Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto decide that it’s time for a change. They plan to go to Disneyland instead of welcoming visitors. Unfortunately, the “The Evil Maleficent” has other plans. She crushes innocent Minnie’s finger in a revolving wheel, making all the Magic Kingdom sleep for a hundred years together with Donald, who hasn’t a clue about anything! Mickey, Pluto, and Goofy discover what’s going on with the help of the audience, and understand that they need help in order to save Minnie and Donald. They then receive support from the family of super heroes; the Incredibles. So all our heroes boldly seek the evil witch, and again with the help of the audience, wake Minnie and Donald to repeat the spell to found the magical kingdom. Disneyland once more becomes the happiest place on Earth!
Date: 29 September - 10 October 2010
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1:56 PM


Perk up your ears, catch the rhythm of the city, tune in to life...

Add sparkle to indigo nights with the blue notes of jazz, blend the call of the seagulls with the chatter of the streets, and abandon yourself to the music... Be inspired by the city's exuberant tonality! Stop being a spectator and dive right in...

Because it's jazz we're talking about, inspired by life and inspiring life. Jazz, the sound and the rhythm of any city it's in. Born out of and nurtured by the urban scene. Improvised, creative. Temperamental... Hot tempered or cool... Romantic or rebellious... Just like life itself. It's a whole culture with room enough for different lives, different worlds. And when jazz is close at hand, stimulating you with the inspiration it received from all the colors and sounds of your city, it's irresistible magic...
For twenty years now, Akbank has been bringing the rhythm of the world in to our lives with the legendary names of jazz. Now, Akbank International Jazz Festival reaches out of Istanbul in celebration of its 20th

year. In addition to a full scale program in Istanbul, the festival flows over to Ankara and Izmir with sojourns in Eskişehir and Gaziantep. Akbank is proud to present acclaimed masters of jazz alongside exciting new artists in memorable venues across different cities in 2010. Hoping you'll give in to the magic of the music with us, and tune in to the living jazz...

Date: 23 September - 12 October 2010

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

5:24 PM

Jazz In Ramadan

We are expecting you to “Jazz in Ramadan”! 

"Jazz in Ramadan", a unique festival organized by Hakan Erdoğan Productions, and which proposes the idea that social peace comes first and foremost from the sharing artistic inspiration, will feature world-renown jazz musicians from the Muslim world all through the Ramadan.

Two beautiful historic Sultanahmet venues will be the settings for eight concerts, in “Jazz in Ramadan Festival”: the courtyard of the Archaeological Museum and the gardens of Topkapi Palace.

Festival, will host world-renown jazz musicians from the Muslim world such as Ahmad Jamal, Anouar Brahem, Abdullah Ibrahim and Dhafer Youssef.

Ilhan Ersahin and Aydin Esen will be the two popular jazz musicians participating from Turkey. “Aydin Esen Plays for Ramadan’  will be Esen’s special theme for the program. These musicians who are well known by İstanbul jazz listeners, this time will reach a broader and more mixed audience and even to future generation jazz fans.
Within the festival, among jazz music, there will also be Dede Efendi. Munip Utandi who is one of Turkey’s esteemed singers of Turkish classical music will be accompanied by the Dede Efendi Ensemble in the Archaelological Museum; it will be a treat for the classical Turkish Music listeners.

In the last concert Kudsi Erguner and his group will be taking the stage. Their concert heading is ‘Islam Blues’; this will be the final note of "Jazz in Ramadan", aiming to introduce the efforts of the musicians working in different musical forms and making contributions to the world culture.

Jazz in Ramadan, which is supported by Istanbul 2010, will propose the idea that social peace comes first and foremost from sharing of artistic inspiration.


14 August Saturday : Anouar Brahem Quartet / Archaeological Museum
17 August Tuesday : Ahmad Jamal Quartet / Topkapi Palace
18 August Wednesday : Dhafer Youssef Quartet / Archaelogical Museum
20 August Friday : Dede Efendi Ensemble – Munip Utandi / Archaeological Museum
21 August Saturday : Ilhan Ersahin & Istanbul Sessions / Archaeological Museum
24 August Tuesday: Abdullah Ibrahim Trio / Topkapi Palace
26 August Thursday: Aydin Esen Group / Archaeological Museum
(Aydin Esen Plays For Ramadan)
31 August Tuesday: Kudsi Erguner Ensemble – Islam Blues  / Topkapi Palace

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Friday, July 23, 2010

12:08 PM

Sean Paul

Sean Paul 

Date : 06.08.2010 17:00:00 
Venue : İstanbul Arena (Refresh The Venue Open Air) 

Ticket Prices
Category 1: 102,00 TL (Front Stage)
Category 2: 56,50 TL (General Admission)
Category 3: 168,00 TL (Number One VIP)
Category 4: 168,00 TL (Club IQ VIP) 

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12:03 PM


Winds Of Change,
Still Loving You
Send Me An Angel
Wild Dove
Holiday and many more...

German hard rock band Scorpions, is getting ready to give a memorable concert in İstanbul on October 2nd,  with the association of UNILIFE Organisation.

Scorpions will meet the Turkish audience once again in 15 years. The band has sold over 75 million albums worldwide and is best known for such hits "Rock You Like a Hurricane" which became 1980's rock anthem, "No One Like You", "Winds of Change", "Send Me an Angel" and "Still Loving You".

Date : 02.10.2010 20:00:00 
Venue: Kucukciftlik Parki
Ticket Prices: Front Stage: 200,00 TL  / Normal: 78,00 TL 

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12:01 PM


English rock band Tindersticks will be at Babylon for 2 shows on 20-21 September as part of their 8th album, Falling Down a Mountain tour.
Their sound is characterised by orchestral backing, lounge jazz, and soul; the orchestrations of multi-instrumentalist Dickon Hinchliffe (who left the band in 2006) and the baritone of lead vocalist Stuart A. Staples are the band's hallmarks. Tindersticks augment their instrumentation with Rhodes piano, glockenspiel, vibraphone, violin, trumpet, trombone, clarinet, bassoon, Hammond organ, and many more.

Date : 20.09.2010 21:30:00
          21.09.2010 21:30:00 
Venue : Babylon 

Ticket Prices:  Standing: 55,50 TL
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11:53 AM

BODY WORLDS- Antrepo 3 Karakoy-Istanbul

Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS The Original Exhibition & The Cycle of Life

Seen by more than 30 million people around the globe, BODY WORLDS, like no other exhibition in the world, changes the way we see ourselves. The trailblazing German scientist and physician, Dr. Gunther von Hagens, presents more than 200 authentic human specimens transformed into plastinates through a conservation process called Plastination.

BODY WORLDS invites the visitor to navigate the inner terrains and outer borders of the human landscape. This multisensory experience compels visitors to reflect on the elegant form and function of the human body, its fragility under distress and disease and its amazing strength and potential when healthy.

BODY WORLDS is an unforgettable encounter with humankind as well as with oneself.

Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS exhibitions are the only public anatomical displays that stem from an established Body donation program and use donated bodies.

THEPARTNERS which is well known in the areas such as big events and organizations, ensures the coordination of the projects, and provides reliable consultancy services has done exhibitions “Leonardo:Evrensel Deha”, “Einstein”, “Beyin Gizemli Yolculuk”, “Her Damla Değer Katar”, “Robot Zoo” and “Barbie ve Lego” is now proud to present Body Worlds the worlds famous exhibiton on the human body to İstanbul.

Date: 27 March 2011
Visiting Hours: 
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:00 - 18.30 
Friday and Saturday 10:00 - 20:00

Adress: Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi Liman Sahası Antrepo No :3, Karakoy İstanbul

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

12:11 PM

1st International İstanbul Opera Festival

1st International İstanbul Opera Festival will be organized as Istanbul 2010 European Culture Capital project with the support of Ministry of Culture and Tourism, İstanbul Governorship and İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality.

Festival will be realized at the Yıldız Palace, Topkapı Palace, Rumelian Castle and Cemil Topuzlu Open-air Theatre during July 2010 under the Art Directorate of Yekta Kara, Head Director of State Opera and Ballet General Directorate. Operas about Turkish culture and life that are included in the repertoire of 1st International Istanbul Opera Festival such as The Abduction from the Seraglio, Fatih the Conqueror (Fatih Sultan Mehmet) and Zaide, will meet with the audience at brilliant İstanbul nights and at original historical decors.


2-3 July G. Rossini

Maometto Secondo
(İstanbul State Opera and Ballet)

Cemil Topuzlu Open-Air Theatre
5-6-7 July Ludger Vollmer

Gegen Die Wand
(Theatre Bremen)

Rumeli Castle
8-9 July G. Rossini

Il Barbiere di Siviglia
(Deutsche Oper Berlin)

Cemil Topuzlu Open-Air Theatre
10-11 July G.F. Händel
(İzmir State Opera and Ballet)

Rumeli Castle
13-14 July G. Verdi
(Ankara State Opera and Ballet)

Cemil Topuzlu Open-Air Theatre
16-17-18 July W. A. Mozart
(Antalya State Opera and Ballet)

Topkapı Palace
19-20-21 July W. A. Mozart

Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail
(İstanbul and Samsun
State Opera and Ballets)

Yıldız Palace
23 July Ü.Hacıbeyli


Sütlüce Convention Center
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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

1:01 PM

TanzTheater Wuppertal: Pina Bausch

Date:  22.06.2010 20:00
           24.06.2010 20:00
Venue: Harbiye Muhsin Ertugrul Sahnesi

Ticket Prices
Category 1: 23,00 TL
Category 2: 12,50 TL
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12:55 PM

Flamenco Dance Show: David Perez - Javier Navarro

Date : 09.06.2010 20:30:00
Venue : Kadıkoy Halk Egitim Merkezi

Ticket Prices
Category 1: 56,00 TL
Category 2: 45,00 TL
Category 3: 34,00 TL
Category 4: 23,00 TL
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12:40 PM

Flamenco Dance Show: Begona Castro - Javier Navarro

Date: 13.06.2010 20:30:00
Venue: ITU Macka Mustafa Kemal G Amfisi

Ticket Prices
Category 1: 28,50 TL
Category 2: 23,00 TL
Category 3: 17,00 TL
Category 4: 12,00 TL
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12:28 PM

Unirock Festival 2010

Date : 04.07.2010 12:00:00
Venue : Küçükçiftlik Park

Hosted bands like TESTAMENT, OPETH, ARCH ENEMY, KREATOR, DARK TRANQUILLITY, PARADISE LOST and AMON AMARTH, Unirock Open Air Festival once again welcomes trash and metal bands in Istanbul.

Obituary is an American death metal band formed in 1985 in Tampa, Florida under the name Xecutioner and later renamed to Obituary. The band comprises vocalist John Tardy, drummer Donald Tardy, guitarists Trevor Peres and Ralph Santolla and bassist Frank Watkins. The band is a fundamental act in the development of death metal music and one of the most successful bands in its genre.

Amorphis is a Finnish metal band started by Jan Rechberger, Tomi Koivusaari, and Esa Holopainen in 1990. Initially, the band was a death metal act, but on later albums they evolved into playing other types of genres. They frequently use the Finnish national Kalevala as a source for their lyrics.

Cannibal Corpse is an American death metal band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1988. The band has released eleven studio albums, one boxed set, and one live album. Although Cannibal Corpse has had little radio or television exposure, a cult following began to build behind the group with albums such as 1991's Butchered at Birth and 1992's Tomb of the Mutilated. Cannibal Corpse reached over one-million in record sales worldwide in 2003, including 558,929 in the United States, making them the top-selling death metal band of all time.

The members of Cannibal Corpse were originally inspired by thrash metal bands like Slayer, Kreator, and Sodom, as well as other death metal bands like Morbid Angel and Death. The band's lyrics and album art, which draw heavily on horror fiction and horror films, are highly controversial. At different times, several countries have banned Cannibal Corpse from performing within their borders, or have banned the sale and display of original Cannibal Corpse album covers.

American thrash metal band, formed in 1980 in New Jersey. The band has been active since 1984, releasing 15 studio albums, 2 EPs, 2 live albums and a "covers" album. The band also has a notable mascot, a skeletal bat with a skull-like face, bony wings, and green eyes. It has appeared on most of their album covers. Overkill has gone through many line-up changes, with singer Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth and bassist D.D. Verni remaining as founding members. Along with Anthrax the band is one of the most successful east coast thrash metal bands.


1990`ların başında tüm dünyayı etkisi altına alan `Grunge` akımının doğduğu yer olan Seattle, aynı zamanda bir metal devinin yükselişine de evsahipliği yaptı, Nevermore. Metalin farkli alt türlerinden beslenen benzersiz soundları sayesinde grubun müziği herhangi bir sekilde sınıflandırılamıyor. Ülkemizde uzun yıllardır geniş bir kitle tarafından heyecanla beklenen 4 Temmuz günü Unirock Festival sahnesinde.

Swedish death metal band Entombed began their career as an early pioneer of Scandinavian death metal and by the 1990s their sound had broadened to include hardcore punk and other influences. This new style would eventually be described as death 'n' roll. Entombed have been influenced by bands such as Autopsy, Slayer, Kiss, The Misfits, Motörhead and Discharge.

The anticipated folk metal band from Finland, Korpiklaani will have you experience an energic and unforgetable performance in Unirock Festival.

Ticket Prices
Super Combine: 165,00 TL
Combine: 120,00 TL
Front Stage: 78,50 TL
General Admission: 56,00 TL
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Thursday, May 27, 2010

12:26 PM

Miller Freshtival

Miller Freshtival
Date : 29.05.2010 14:00:00
Venue : Küçükçiftlik Park
Ticket Prices: 33,50 TL

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12:24 PM


British electronica band Faithless, consisting of Maxi Jazz, Sister Bliss and Rollo is best known for their dance songs ("Insomnia", "God Is a DJ" and "We Come 1"). Faithless have recorded several albums offering a wide variety and blend of styles. During their career they have sold over 12 million records worldwide.

The band was formed in 1995, the debut single "Salva Mea (Save Me)" was released that same year. Jazz acts as a vocalist in mostly rap format with lyrics that have strong spiritual or socio-political content. Bliss constructs most of the music herself electronically, but is talented in playing the piano, violin, saxophone and bass. Rollo heads and produces the band. Lead female vocals for many of their songs are performed by Pauline Taylor, who also performed lead vocals for singles by Rollo released under his monikers Rollo Goes Mystic and Rollo Goes Spiritual.

Ticket prices
Front Stage: 163,00 TL
Normal: 66,50 TL

Ön Grup: Bedük
Date : 17.07.2010 18:00:00
Venue : Küçükçiftlik Park

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12:21 PM

Ozzy Osbourne

Long time anticipated living metal legend "Godfather of Heavy Metal" Ozzy Osbourne will be coming to Turkey.
Ozzy Osbourne rose to prominence as lead vocalist of pioneering British heavy metal band Black Sabbath, and eventually achieved a multi-platinum solo career between the early 1980s and mid 1990s. In the early 2000s, his career expanded to a new medium when he became a star in his own reality show, The Osbournes, alongside wife/manager Sharon and two of their three children, Kelly and Jack.

Osbourne is ranked 8th on Hit Parader's list of the 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Vocalists of all time.

Ticket Prices
Front Stage: 200,00 TL
Stand: 75,00 TL (Advantage Period)

Date : 30.09.2010 21:00:00
Venue : Turkcell Kuruçeşme Arena

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12:18 PM

Jean Michel Jarre

Multifaceted artist, not only recording artist, creator and performer of unique outdoor concerts, Jean Michel Jarre is also composer and lyricist of mile-stone hits in his native France and composer of international movie soundtracks.

Pioneer of one of the fastest growing trends in the industry today: electronic music, composer Jean Michel Jarre elevated the genre to new peaks of popularity as early as the late 70’s and 80’s with 60 million albums sold world-wide, to date. Emerging as an innovative international superstar, he creates a new format of out-door concert performance that has contributed to break the ground for a new generation of out-door rock concerts.

With the fusion of analogue synthesisers, cutting-edge digital technology, spectacular lasers design and lighting choreography, Jarre has conceived a show that encapsulates his signature expression and talent for creating milestone events.

Ticket prices
Front Tribune: 200,00 TL
Rear Tribune: 150,00 TL
Standing: 80,00 TL (Advantage Period)

Date : 15.06.2010 21:00:00
Venue : Turkcell Kuruçeşme Arena

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12:15 PM


Little orchestra from Oregon, USA, Pink Martini will visit Istanbul on its European Tour to promote their latest album Hey Eugene.

Their debut album, Sympathique, and second album, Hang on Little Tomato included French chansons, Brezilian and Cuban folk songs and love songs of samurai, has been awarded 2 Golden Records and stayed number 1 on album charts for months.

Pink Martini will give a memorable concert in Istanbul on July 5th with cooperation of Pasion Turca.

Ticket Prices
Category 1: 133,00 TL
Category 2: 111,00 TL
Category 3: 83,25 TL
Category 4: 75,25 TL
Category 5: 55,50 TL

Pink Martini @ İstanbul
Date : 05.07.2010 21:00:00
Venue : Turkcell Kuruçeşme Arena

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

2:47 PM

Gotan Project

Anticipated tango masters, combines tango and Latin America sound with ambient electronica, Gotan Project is revisiting Istanbul as part of their new album "Tango 3.0".

Date : 23.06.2010 20:00:00
Venue : Küçükçiftlik Park

Front Stage: 135,00 TL
Normal: 89,00 TL

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Friday, May 14, 2010

11:59 AM


Legendary trumpet master Enrico Rava is not only one of the most important figures of Italian jazz, but also that of the European jazz scene. Rava will perform at the enthralling atmosphere of Hagia Eirene Museum, together with his student, pianist Stefano Bollani.

Enrico Rava is without doubt one of the most prominent musicians of Italy. While he began his music career with the trombone, Rava grew an interest in trumpet after listening to Miles Davis. Italian jazz pianist Stefano Bollani is a professional since he was 15-years old. Extending from classical music and jazz to Brazilian music and pop-rock, Stefano Bollani is well known for his projects with Enrico Rava as well as with other Italian jazz musicians.

Hagia Eirene Museum
9.7.2010, 20.30
Seated 60, 50, 40 TL
Student 25 TL
Balcony 90 TL
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11:57 AM


The internationally renowned bass guitarist Stanley Clarke visits Istanbul this time with his own band, after going down a storm at the Open Air Theatre last year with the one-time unique trio SMV. During the 16th International İstanbul Jazz Festival, Stanley Clarke had performed at an unforgettable concert with Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten to fascinate audiences with the virtuosity of his right-hand technique. The Stanley Clarke Band will feature a great pianist, Hiromi, known for her masterful technique and dynamic stage performance. Hiromi brings together jazz, progressive rock and classical music in her compositions and has been touring world's most prestigious jazz festivals. Hiromi had participated in the 12th International İstanbul Jazz Festival where she performed a concert with her trio.

Archaeological Museum
8.7.2010, 21.00
Seated 80, 70 TL
Standing 50 TL
Student 35 TL
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11:54 AM


The festival hosts another international star, Dutch artist Laura Fygi, who owes her reputation to her soft, delightful voice and her outstanding jazz, swing and Latin renditions. Fygi will perform with one of Turkey's most colourful musicians, the percussion master and "rhythm professor" Ayhan Sicimoğlu and his band Latin All Stars, to sweep the audience off their feet for two nights in a row.

The Marmara Esma Sultan
14.7.2010, 22.00
Standing 40 TL
Student 30 TL
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11:51 AM


Swedish singer-composer Lisa Ekdahl will take the audiences to a journey through jazz, bossa nova and folk with her warm, naive, and childlike vocals. Ekdahl appears in audience surveys among the most anticipated artists in İstanbul. The artist became famous both in her homeland, Sweden and throughout the world in early 1990s and stood out with her bestselling pop-jazz album Heaven, Earth and Beyond. Ekdahl also released Lisa Ekdahl Sings Salvadore Poe, comprising of songs written by the famous composer and guitar performer Salvadore Poe. Ekdahl's latest album Give Me That Slow Knowing Smile promises a journey through blues, pop-jazz and folk.

The Marmara Esma Sultan
13.7.2010, 22.00
Seated 60 TL
Standing 40 TL
Student (Standing) 30 TL
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11:48 AM


A matchless match, a critically acclaimed project: celebrated Canadian folk artist Martha Wainwright sings passionate French legend Edith Piaf.

Daughter of folk musicians Loudon Wainwright III and Kate MacGarrigle, Martha Wainwright is poet-singer Rufus Wainwright's sister, and frequently appears in the albums of family members. Debuting in 2005 with her eponymous studio album, Martha quickly drew attention in Canada and later in Europe. Edith Piaf, in the meanwhile, has always been one of Wainwright's role models in singing. Montreal-born Wainwright learned French at school and was inspired by Piaf's passionate, heart-rending, painful style and emotional prowess, listening to the French legend since she was 8.

Sepetçiler Kasrı
6.7.2010, 22.00
Seated 50 TL
Standing 40 TL
Student (Standing) 30 TL
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11:46 AM


A stunning vocalist who fuses contemporary Spanish and Latin music with melancholic elements of jazz and flamenco, Buika gained a large number of followers in Turkey with her last album El Último Trago. Buika is a brilliant songwriter as much as being an exceptional and influential singer: With her ethnic identity extending from Spain to Africa, she subtly and profoundly combines jazz, funk, flamenco, gypsy, rumba, Afro-Cuban rhythms, copla and new soul in her much-admired and acclaimed work. Captivating audiences with her strong performances where she uses the stage as an open space to establish a deeper connection with her listeners, Buika is also versatile in playing the guitar, piano, bass and cello. The New York Times music critic Jon Pareles described Buika live on stage at New York City as nothing short of "magnificent", and her Istanbul concert will surely be nothing short of that either.
Sepetçiler Kasrı
20.7.2010, 22.00
Seated 70 TL
Standing 50 TL
Student (Standing) 40 TL
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11:45 AM


One of the most powerful voices of soul and modern R&B, Seal is known for his renditions of popular hits such as "Killer", "Crazy" and Grammy-awarded "Kiss from A Rose", and Soul, his sixth studio album, which includes interpretations of soul and jazz standards.
Born in 1963 in London, Seal was educated as an architect and modelled for a while. His silky voice reminiscent of Nat King Cole and his unique singing style quickly brought him international fame in the 1990s, and he became one of the most popular British soul vocalists of the decade. Although his earliest material still showed signs of acid house, he later created a distinctive fusion of soul, folk, pop, dance, and rock.

Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theatre
19.7.2010, 21.00
Seated 120, 100, 80, 60 TL
Student 40 TL
Front of stage 200 TL
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11:42 AM


An unusually striking voice, an arresting show, a modern time legend: Uncompromising since the 70s, from disco to rock, from glamour and glam, the one and only Grace Jones has never left the stage, and rocked the world last year once more with her 2009 album Hurricane.
A Jamaican-born contralto, Grace Jones was always in the spotlight and always controversial with her outstanding physique, original, innovative and avant-garde visual quality, modelling and acting, androgynous stage persona, amazing vocal performance and stage shows. A style icon since her 1977 debut album Portfolio, her discography is replete with works such as Island Life and Nightclubbing, iconic one after the other. Grace Jones' İstanbul concert is going to be as unforgettable as it could get.

Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theatre
16.7.2010, 21.00
Seated 90, 80, 70, 60 TL
Student 40 TL
Front of stage 120 TL
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