Borusan Arts and Culture opens new season
This year Borusan will host 40 musicians from 12 different countries, including Germany, Russia, Austria, France, Italy, Switzerland.Borusan Culture and Arts (BK) has announced the lineup for its new 2012-2013 season, as well as a new motto: “Can we make you a classic?”
This season Borusan will host many guests from Turkey and abroad. The season will open with Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” performed by the Borusan Philharmonic Orchestra (BİFO) under conductor Sascha Goetzel. The Borusan Quartet will give five concerts this season and will also conduct children’s programs.
Borusan will once again open the season with BİFO, while the season’s schedule also includes Borusan Music House concerts as well as Art/Center young artists’ workshops. This year BİFO will perform at the Lütfi Kırdar International Congress Center and the Caddebostan Culture and Arts Center, with different concerts at both venues.
Season starts with ‘Carmina Burana’
This year Borusan will host 40 musicians from 12 different countries, including Germany, Russia, Austria, France, Italy, Switzerland, the U.S., the Netherlands, Egypt, Lithuania, England, Italy and Turkey. For two of its concerts BİFO will share the stage with a 120-voice choir.
On Oct. 16, BİFO will start the season with Carl Orff’s legendary “Carmina Burana” at the Lütfi Kırdar Congress Center, together with soprano Ruth Ziesak and the Tourism and Culture Ministry Choir. The other soloists in the concert will be Vasily Koroshev and Eralp Kıyıcı, and the choir will be conducted by Cemi’i Can Deliorman.
After the opening concert BİFO will continue to host famous names. In November, Russian violinist Viktoria Mullova will give a concert titled “From Russia with love,” as part of which the orchestra will be play Shostakovich’s violin concerto and compositions by Holst and Bernstein.
BİFO’s popular New Year concert will take place on Jan. 10 2013, and will feature compositions by Lehar, Johann Strauss II, Josef Strauss and Kálmán. The concert will also star soprano Alexandra Reinprecht and tenor Bernhard Berchtold.
BİFO will also share the stage with one of Italy’s best choirs, the Cecilia Academy Choir, on Feb. 21. The concert, titled “In the name of nature and love,” will include Mahler’s third symphony.
The “England in Centennial Revolution” concert will host English conductor James Judd, who has conducted the best orchestras in the world. Famous German cellist Daniel Müller-Schott will be accompanying Judd and the orchestra will play the work of English composers such as Vaughan Williams, Elgar and Delius. BİFO’s honorary conductor Gürer Aykal will conduct four major concerts this season, together with piano duo Katia and Marielle Labèque, famous Italian cellist Giovanni Sollima and Fazıl Say as soloists. The concert with the Labèques is titled “Two pianos in the chaos of the city,” and will include compositions by contemporary composers such as Zeynep Gedizlioğlu.