28 September 2011

Kate Burton blogs: "A Story About a Grand View..."

From Kate Burton's blog:

A story about a grand view, a call to prayer and an unbelievably romantic dinner...

We arrived at the Armada Hotel in Istanbul well into the evening, exhausted from our journey from Cyprus and the 150km per hour - yes, really - shuttle journey from the Asian side of Istanbul into Europe. Shaking and shattered, we immediately took the lift to the terrace whereupon we were treated to an unimaginably beautiful panorama comprised of the Mediterranean Sea, terraces and the tall minarets of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.
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08 September 2011

The 9th Istanbul Bach Days Starts Tonight!

The 9th Istanbul Bach Days, organized by HEP (Hakan Erdoğan Production), will be held in Istanbul between September 8 and 23, 2011.
The opening concert will be held in St. Antoine Church tonight with the European Union Baroque Orchestra who is staying at the Armada Hotel and made a rehearsal this morning in the same place... 

In addition to historical sites such as St. Antoine and Santa Maria Churches, "garajistanbul" will also  host well-known performers.

The tickets can be purchased through Biletix. Please note all concerts will begin at 20:30.

The Pogram:
Thursday, September 8
European Union Baroque Orchestra
St. Antoine Church, Galatasaray

Friday, September 9
European Union Baroque Orchestra
Santa Maria Church Beyoğlu

Friday, September 16
"Bachtronica" Erdem Helvacıoğlu

Saturday, September 17
J.S. Bach Cello Suites
St. Antoine Church, Galatasaray

Sunday, September 18
J.S. Bach Cello Suites
St. Antoine Church, Galatasaray

Wednesday, September 21
Goldberg Variations
St. Antoine Church, Galatasaray

Friday, September 23
Gustav Leonhardt
St. Antoine Church, Galatasaray