Yaşar Kemal’s novel adapted to theater
ISTANBULThe 44th Istanbul Music Festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation (IKSV), will on June 11 present the world premiere of “The Sea-Crossed Fisherman” by composer Michael Ellison.
Celebrating Istanbul, its seas, and marine life, “The Sea-Crossed Fisherman,” adapted from Yaşar Kemal’s 1978 novel of the same name (Deniz Küstü), is a powerful lyrical and dramatic music theater that weaves Turkish traditional instruments into a contemporary musical and theatrical setting.
Choreographed by Zeynep Tanbay, it will be on stage free-of-charge at Istanbul’s Süreyya Opera House on June 11 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. The pre-concert talk will be made by writer and poet Cevat Çapan on Kemal and “The Sea-Crossed Fisherman” novel.
For the second free-of-charge event in the series, the Brassolist emsemble will be at Fenerbahçe Park on June 11, performing a lively and colorful repertoire spanning jazz and folk music.
On June 12, Zorlu PSM will host the musical “The Witch and The Maestro,” which opens the doors to the magical realm of music for children and takes them on a musical journey through an exciting and mischievous fairy tale, introducing them to a wide range of musical instruments.
The 60-minute musical play, which made its world premiere in 2012, will be at 12 and 2 p.m.