Borusan Orchestra to open season in October
ISTANBULThe Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra (BIPO), the flagship of Borusan Sanat and the resident orchestra of the International Istanbul Music Festival since 2003, will welcome the 2016-2017 season with Borusan Music House concerts.
The opening concert will be staged on Oct. 13 by American mezzosoprano Joyce DiDonato, a multi-Grammy winner who took home the 2016 Best Classical Solo Vocal Album (“Joyce and Tony: Live at Wigmore Hall”) and the 2012 Best Classical Vocal Solo Awards. She has been proclaimed “perhaps the most potent female singer of her generation” by the New Yorker.
In the concert, which will be performed under the baton of Sascha Goetzel, DiDonato will play arias by the best-known belcanto artists at the İstanbul Lütfi Kırdar International Congress Center.
The next concert will be on Nov. 17 to celebrate Turkish pianist İdil Biret’s 75th birthday.
Cellist Zuill Bailey, soprano Kate Royal, violinist Ray Chen and pianist Roberto Cominati will be among the other guests of BIPO during the concert season.
BIPO has been working under Goetzel, its artistic director and principal conductor, since 2009. Maestro Gürer Aykal, who conducted BIPO from its foundation until 2009, stages occasional concerts with the orchestra as an honorary conductor every season.
Tickets for the concerts are available at Biletix.