Tuesday, April 20, 2010

3:18 PM

Sonisphere Festival

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2:54 PM

38th International Istanbul Music Festival

The International İstanbul Music Festival will take place between June 3-30. Including stars Arvo Pärt, Lang Lang and one of the most important orchestras of classical music, Vienna Philharmonic, The International İstanbul Music Festival will welcome over 500 local and foreign artists in its 38th year and will announce the arrival of summer with a prestigious programme.

In this year's İstanbul Music Festival, there will be 21 events including, symphony and chamber orchestras, vocal concerts, chamber music, recitals and jazz improvisations. As an addition to the classic venues of the festival such as the Hagia Eirene Museum, Archeology Museum, Tiled Kiosk, and Süreyya Opera House, Haliç Convention Centre also participates in the festival this year.

The programme of the 38th International İstanbul Music Festival is announced in a press conference at Four Seasons Hotel İstanbul at the Bosphorus. IKSV Chairman of Board of Directors Bülent Eczacıbaşı, Borusan Culture and Arts Chair of the Board of Directors Zeynep Hamedi and İstanbul Music Festival Director Yeşim Gürer Oymak spoke at the press conference.

At the press conference, İKSV Chairman Bülent Eczacıbaşı said that "in 1973, the International Istanbul Music Festival became a major player in Istanbul's culture and artistic life, and has been presenting the very best in classical music since then. This established festival will rejoin music lovers for the 38th time between June 3 and June 30. This year's festival programme is rich with the maturity, innovative approach and ever-present enthusiasm of its experience of almost 40 years. As the festival benefits tradition, it makes way for up-and-coming talents and young musicians, artists from Turkey and abroad rub shoulders in inventive projects, presents preeminent classical music artists to the Istanbulite audience."

Chairperson for Borusan Center for Culture and Arts, Zeynep Hamedi stated that "it is our fifth year that we have been sponsoring the International Istanbul Music Festival, and we are more than happy to be supporting the festival and İKSV which are perhaps most influential and essential in promoting classical music to great masses, because we believe that the power of art is the foremost factor that would establish the appropriate environment of sustainable communication and understanding in making people come together. 2010 is significant in it that İstanbul is designated as the European Capital of Culture. At this special time, when all eyes turned to İstanbul thanks to the numerous activities of the European Capital of Culture, of which Borusan is one of the corporate sponsors, the Festival will be opening with the concert of the Borusan İstanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, the first of a very rich programme, worthy of  2010."
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2:45 PM

Infected Mushroom

Ticket Prices
Full: 80,00 TL,
Student: 65,00 TL

Date: 23.04.2010 23:59:00
Venue: Bronx Pi Sahne
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2:43 PM

Kevin Mahogany Quartet

Ticket Prices:
Bar: 20,00 TL (21:30 - 22:30)
Bar: 20,00 TL (23:00 - 00:00)
Table: 25,00 TL (21:30 - 22:30)
Table: 25,00 TL (23:00 - 00:00)

Date : 06.05.2010 21:30:00 - 08.05.2010 23:00:00
Venue : İstanbul Jazz Center
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2:38 PM

Kyle Eastwood Quartet

Very sharp work. There's no denying Kyle has imagination and skill." -The Observer

"Thoughtful, contemplative, admirably understated and highly listenable." -Evening Standard

Kyle Eastwood grew up in Carmel, California as the eldest son of actor Clint Eastwood. While doing his homework Kyle remembers listening to records of jazz stars such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Miles Davis playing in the house. His father had been attending the Monterey Jazz Festival since it began in 1958 and when his children were born it became a yearly family outing. Kyle's childhood had jazz as its soundtrack and he credits his father with introducing him to the joys of the bass line. Kyle's first memory of playing music was when Clint taught him how to play the left hand bass line of "Boogie Woogie" while he played the right hand solo over the top.

Initially studying film, Kyle soon realized that jazz was his true passion. After years of paying his dues gigging around Los Angeles and New York, his debut album From Here to There was released on Sony in 1998.

Showing his ability as an accomplished composer, Kyle began working in film with a contribution to the score for Mystic River. The film later won two Academy Awards.
In 2004, Kyle signed to Candid Records, one of the leading independent jazz labels in the UK, and released his second album Paris Blue. It resonates with swing, groove, and funk overtones. Kyle says, "My roots remain in jazz but I like adding all kinds of different flavors." The album climbed to No. 1 on the French Jazz charts.

Not satisfied with just a critically acclaimed record, Kyle expanded his film work , composing three pieces of music for the 2004 blockbuster Million Dollar Baby. The film won four Academy Awards.

Kyle's third album Now was released in 2006. It features songs written by Ben Cullum and collaborations with BBC Jazz Award winner pianist Andrew McCormack, as well as other musicians that make up the who's who of the London jazz scene. With tracks ranging from the post-modern jazz modalities of the title track, through the flirtatious melodies of "Let's Play" to the moody electronic groove of "September Nights," Now captured listeners worldwide.

In 2007 and 2008, Kyle delivered Now to live audiences on 3 continents. His performances with his live band have sold out venues and received the highest critical acclaim. Kyle has also managed to fit in composing soundtracks for a number of Clint Eastwood films including Flags Of Our Fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima and Gran Torino.

Kyle Eastwood's latest record, Metropolitain, is due to be released in June 2009 in the US. It was recorded in Paris and includes collaborations with some of the artists he admires most on the current scene: drummer Manu Katche, trumpeter Till Brunner, French star vocalist Camille and pianist Eric Legnini.

Co-produced by Erin Davis (son of Miles) and Kyle's long term writing partner Michael Stevens, the new album is set to capture the attention of the jazz world with its forward thinking style and the gathering of some of the cream of today's jazz musicians . The album will be followed by a worldwide tour in late 2009.

Date : 14.05.2010 21:30:00 - 15.05.2010 23:00:00
Venue : Istanbul Jazz Center

Ticket Prices:
Bar: 30,00 TL (21:30 - 22:30 )
Bar: 30,00 TL (23:00 - 00:00)
Table: 40,00 TL (21:30 - 22:30)
Table: 40,00 TL (23:00 - 00:00)
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2:36 PM

Akon in ISTANBUL - 21.05.2010

Ticket Prices:
Front Stage:
Regular Ticket: 78,00 TL

Date : 21.05.2010 18:00:00
Venue : Küçükçiftlik Park
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2:34 PM

George Dalaras - 26.06.2010

Ticket Prices:
Category 1: 134,00 TL
Category 2: 102,00 TL
Category 3: 84,00 TL
Category 4: 67,50 TL
Category 5: 45,50 TL
Front Stage: 275,00 TL

Date: 26.06.2010 21:00:00
Venue: Cemil Topuzlu Açık Hava Sahnesi
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