Borusan Philharmonic Orchestra to play at BBC Prom on July
The Borusan Philharmonic Orchestra to be on BBC Prom stage in July.Celebrating its 15th year, the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra (BIPO) will be the first orchestra from Turkey to perform at the world famous BBC-Proms on July 29 at Royal Albert Hall. Conducted by Sascha Goetzel, the program will feature violinist Daniel Hope as the soloist to perform the world premiere of composer and producer DJ Gabriel Prokofyev’s new violin concerto, which he composed for the memoir of World War I upon the order of BBC Proms. He is the grandchild of the great Russian composer Sergey Prokofyev.
The concert program will focus on Eastern Europe. Balakirev’s “Islamey,” Holst’s “Beni Mora,” Mozart’s “Abduction from Seraglio,” Händel’s “Solomon Overture,” Respighi’s “Belkis, regina di Saba” will be performed.
The BBC Proms is an eight-week summer season of daily orchestral classical music concerts and other events held annually, predominantly in the Royal Albert Hall in London. Founded in 1895, each season currently consists of more than 70 concerts in Albert Hall.
In 2009, the total number of concerts reached 100 for the first time. The festival is described as the world’s largest and most democratic musical festival.
All concerts in the event are broadcast life on BBC Radio 3.