Classical music now online at a new site
The Borusan Philharmonic Orchesta, in association with Karnaval.com, presents the online classical music which will be on air 24 hours a day.Turkey’s first and only online classical music radio, Borusan Classic, has begun broadcasting, giving classical music fans a place to set their dial.
According to a written statement made by the Borusan Culture Arts, the radio, which began broadcasting with a concert by the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra (BIFO) and the legendary piano duo Katia and Marielle Labeque, can be found at the www.karnaval.com website and the “Karnaval” app at the iPhone App Store and Blackberry App World.
Borusan Classic, which is a collaboration of the Borusan Culture Arts and Karnaval.com, will broadcast classical music 24 hours a day, allowing music lovers the chance to listen to classical music everywhere.
With programs prepared by an experienced team in classical music radio broadcasting, the radio aims to be indispensable for classical music lovers. The radio also enables listeners to access all information about composers while their music is on air.
Lack of classical music
Borusan Culture Arts General Director Ahmet Erenli said the idea for the project emerged one year ago and that their biggest motivation was the lack of classical music radio in Turkey.
Istanbul is home to around 30,000 classical music listeners attending concerts, he said.
“We will also have a chance to make people, who have never been to a classical music concert, love it with this radio.”