Digital concerts stars at Pera
ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily NewsPera Museum is preparing to host a digital museum concert series that will start on Oct. 19.
According to a written statement from Pera Museum, the concerts will take place between October 2013 and January 2014 with the support of the Goethe-Institut Istanbul and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
“St. Matthew Passion,” by Johann Sebastian Bach, will open the series on Oct. 19 under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle. Admission is free.
The second and third events in the concert series will take place on Nov. 2 and Dec. 2.
The museum will also host Sophia Vari starting today. Vari is Greek by birth but was raised as a world citizen. She started out as a painter, but her search for a means of expression that would liberate her brought her to sculpture, satisfying the need she felt inside. The artist has aimed to take geometry, volume and shapes, humanizing these elements in a void, using a wide variety of materials such as monumental sculptures made of heavy marble and bronze, as well as precious metals. Vari presents her works at exhibition venues and city squares throughout the world; she continues her search concerning the relationship between volume, layer and surfaces in her canvases through collage and painting.
Vari’s exhibition will continue until Jan. 19, 2014.