New Year's concerts ring in 2013 in style
This year many concerts will be on stage for celebrating New Year. İş Sanat hosts the traditional tunes of a Viennese orchestra, Borusan hosts composer Anthony Coleman and Tanya Kalmanovitch.
This year Istanbul will host different concerts in celebration of New Years. While İş Sanat hosts the traditional tunes of a Viennese orchestra, Borusan will host an exclusive concert by composer Anthony Coleman and Tanya Kalmanovitch. The concert will take place Dec. 25 and 26 and will be made with the New England Conservatoire.
Artists will also be holding an exclusive workshop around the holiday with theater artists and musicians such as Serra Yılmaz expected to lead them. The artists’ aim is to play John Cage’s “Song Books” as the world celebrates his 100th birthday.
Istanbul State Opera and Ballet will also be celebrating the New Year with Beethoven’s ninth symphony. The concert will be held Dec. 26 and 29 at the Fulya art center and Süreyya Opera stage respectively.
Pera Museum as part of the Contours of Contemporary Kosova Festival continues its concert series with two different groups from Kosovo: Trio of Love and Gipsy Groove.
One of the newest members of Kosovo’s jazz movement, Trio of Love was formed by three jazz lovers who had previously performed with some of the most prominent local bands. After having performed at the Prishtina Jazz Festival, the group published its first album “Pinxhur n’Pestil” the previous summer. The trio offers quite a unique style of jazz, where a scent of local and regional elements can be felt. Currently they are preparing to tour the Balkans, Austria, and Switzerland.
Gipsy Groove combines jazz, reggae, funk, ska and DnB to create a new brand of Roma music. Known for their charismatic and energetic performances, the group is the first and only one in Kosovo to interpret Roma music. Members, hailing from a variety of different ethnic backgrounds, seek to maintain cultural variety through their performances.
Borusan Music house
Coleman and Kalmanovitch’s free improvisation concert will be held with the partnership of the New England Conservatoire. The workshops will be held with Turkish theater artist Yılmaz. A tribute concert to famed musician and artist, John Cage will be prepared by the attending artists.
Kalmanovitch, who is a violist and improviser, teaches at the New England Conservatory and leads international workshops on improvisation and entrepreneurship. Her debut recording with her quartet Hut Five was hailed by the Montreal Gazette as “an exceptional recording, one of the more engaging recordings heard in some time” and was garnished with a number of stars by DownBeat magazine. Her latest recording, Heart Mountain, with pianist Myra Melford, was released in May 2007 to international acclaim, topping a number of critics’ “Best of 2007” lists and garnering French magazine Jazzman’s prestigious “Choc” award.
Kalmanovitch has performed in Europe and North America with a diverse range of artists, including Mark Turner, Benoît Delbecq, Mark Helias, Dominique Pifarély, Andy Laster, Tom Rainey, Ernst Reijseger, Mat Maneri, and the Turtle Island String Quartet, Martin Hayes, John Cage and Shujaat Husain Khan. She has travelled frequently to India where she has studied Karnatic music with violinist Lalgudi G. J. R. Krishnan and veena player Karaikudi S. Subramanian while conducting doctoral dissertation research on jazz exotica.
Kalmanovitch will be performing with Coleman, an American musician and vocalist mainly working within the free improvised and avant-garde jazz scenes in downtown New York from the late 1970s through to the present day. His greatest impact was during the 80s and 90s when he worked with rising avant-garde star John Zorn on such seminal works as Cobra, Kristallnacht, The Big Gundown, Archery and Spillane and helped push modern Jewish music into the 21st century.
İş Sanat Concerts
İş Sanat invites you to celebrate the New Year with the tradition tunes of Vienna. With countless brilliant appearances at significant music festivals, sensational TV concerts, tours in almost all European countries, America and Asia and multiple CD recordings the Strauss Festival Orchestra of Vienna is internationally synonymous with the authentic interpretation of Viennese music in historical formations. With a wide repertoire from the classics to the Strauss Dynasty and the masters of Viennese operetta, the orchestra hosts amazing performances. Faithfulness to style and the beauty of pure sound, Viennese charm and joy of music-making are the characteristic features of the orchestra. In the evening, the Strauss Festival Orchestra of Vienna will be led by Peter Guth. Beginning her career at Vienna State Opera in 1998 and debuting in Frankfurt Opera as Nerone in Handel‘s Agrippina in 2006, Georgian mezzo-soprano Stella Grigorian and Sebastian Reinthaller who became Kammersänger of the Republic of Austria in 2009, are the soloist of the concerts. These two special events will become even more colorful with the participation of two distinguished dancers.