Borusan Orchestra with Santa Cecilia on stage
ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
Monica Groop is the soloist of the Mahler nigth.The Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra (BİFO) is preparing to perform with one of the world’s oldest music institutions, Santa Cecilia Academy, at Lütfi Kırdar Congress and Exhibition Center tonight. The orchestras will be performing Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony 3,” which is known for its praise of nature.
The Santa Cecilia Academy choir will be conducted by Ciro Visco, while BİFO will be conducted by its permanent conductor, Sascha Goetzel. This event marks the first time the choir and the orchestra will perform together.
Mahler’s “Symphony 3,” written between 1893 and 1896, is Mahler’s longest piece and is the longest symphony in the standard repertoire, with a typical performance lasting around 90 to 100 minutes. The alto soloist will be Monica Groop, who is known for working with some of the best choir conductors in the world, such as Sir Georg Solti, Carlo Maria Giulini, Bernard Haitink, Zubin Mehta and Sir Colin Davis. The event includes Superar Children’s Choir with conductor Gerald Wirth and Borusan Children’s Choir with conductor Gülsen Yavuzkal.