Music legends to come to Turkey
The Voca People will be at the Black Box Istanbul on Oct. 15.
Well-known international artists will take the stage in Istanbul during the “Good Music in Town Concerts,” series, which will be organized for the 70th year of Yapı Kredi in October and November.
The first guest of the event will be one of the world’s most entertaining a cappella groups, The Voca People. The Voca People, a dynamic, intergalactic musical theater combining vocal sounds and a cappella singing with the art of modern beat-box that bridges languages, cultures and planets, will be on stage Oct. 15 at the Black Box Istanbul, a frontline venue that opened this year.
The Voca People has dazzled audiences in many of countries around the globe since 2009. This interactive musical event is the winner of the 2012 Lortel award for Theatrical Experience. Having 55 million hits on YouTube, the group has already become a phenomenon with their completely white dresses.
Besides popular songs from popular artists like Lady Gaga, the Beatles, Adele, Queen, Maroon 5 and Michael Jackson, the group will also perform movie soundtracks like “The Godfather,” “The Pink Panther” and “Mission Impossible.”
The world’s highest selling soprano, an international superstar Sarah Brightman will perform at Ülker Sports Arena on Nov. 9 as part of “Good Music in Town Concerts.”
With the release of her 11th studio album, “Dreamchaser,” Brightman is about to become a different kind of pioneer. She has sold over 30 million records worldwide and is the first artist to have been invited twice to perform the theme songs of the Olympic Games. She is frequently credited with pioneering the Classical Crossover genre, allowing music once reserved for conservatories and concert halls to seep into the pop charts.
Grammy Award winning jazz singer-songwriter Dee Dee Bridgewater will be at UNIQ Hall on Nov. 21.
In 1970, Bridgewater joined the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra as the lead vocalist. This marked the beginning of her jazz career, and she performed with many of the great jazz musicians of the time, such as Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Max Roach, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and others.
Over the course of a multifaceted career that has spanned four decades, Bridgewater has risen to the top tier of today’s jazz vocalists, putting her own unique spin on standards, as well as taking intrepid leaps of faith in re-envisioning jazz classics.
Andre Rieu once again
Known as one of the most important musicians of the century, Dutch violinist Andre Rieu will be in Istanbul once again for two concerts with the Johann Strauss Orchestra akin to his recent concerts that thousands of people attended in November 2013 concert.
Rieu will take the stage as part of a world tour. He will perform Nov. 27 at Sinan Erdem Sports Hall and on Nov. 29 at Ülker Sports Arena.
He is best known for creating the waltz-playing Johann Strauss Orchestra, founded in 1987. Rieu and the orchestra have performed throughout Europe, North and South America and Japan. Winning a number of awards, including two World Music Awards, their recordings have gone gold and platinum in many countries, including 8-times Platinum in the Netherlands.
He records both a DVD and CD repertoire at his own recording studio in Maastricht in a wide range of classical music, as well as popular and folk music, plus music from well-known soundtracks and musical theatre. His lively orchestral presentations, in tandem with marketing, have attracted worldwide audiences to this subgenre of classical music.
Tickets for the Good Music in Town Concerts are available at Biletix. Until Sept. 5, there will be 10 percent discount and nine payment installments for Yapı Kredi Cards.