Mersin International Music Festival announces program
MERSİN - Anadolu AgencyThe 14th Mersin International Music Festival will run this year from April 30 to May 24 with a new program announced on April 4.
According to the festival committee, the event will host many artists and orchestras from Turkey and the world. The opening concert will be given by the Mersin Festival Orchestra, which was formed this year. The orchestra will perform Fazıl Say’s “Istanbul Symphony” under the baton of conductor İbrahim Yazıcı.
On May 2, Viennese Die Wiener Strauss Company will take the stage with works by Mozart and Strauss. The band Paganini will be on the stage on May 3.
The festival will continue with Le Div4s, which features four Italian sopranos and will take the stage with the Mersin Festival Orchestra on May 10.
Famous Turkish tenor Hakan Aysev, who performs well-known operas with his own interpretation, will be the guest of the festival on May 9 and 10, accompanied by the Mersin Metropolitan Municipality City Orchestra.
St. Paul Museum will host a concert on May 12, featuring local music from the world by renowned virtuosos.
Famous harpist Bahar Göksu and her band will sing Refik Fersan and Faize Ergin songs. Also, ballet lovers will be able to see ballet stars from Tokyo, Moscow, Holland and Portugal on May 14.
Within the scope of the festival, unforgettable songs by the late singer Zeki Müren have been rearranged for an orchestra of western instruments and Turkish music reeds. These songs will be performed on May 19. Turkish Bülent Bezdüz and Czech Adriana Kucerova will take the stage on May 22 with the Mersin State Opera and Ballet Orchestra.
The festival will close with a concert by the Presidential Symphony Orchestra on May 24.
The winner of the festival’s composition contest will be announced on April 28.