Accompanied by Tekfen Philharmonic, Andrea Bocelli mesmerizes Istanbul...

World-renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli gave a magnificent concert in front of an audience of 9000 in İstanbul on Saturday night, February 22, as part of celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of Turkish largest environmental NGO, TEMA Foundation.

As Tekfen Foundation’s token of support for TEMA, Bocelli was accompanied by Tekfen Philharmonic, a 75-member orchestra directed by guest conductor Marcello Rota. The concert lasted nearly two hours, and the audience gave a standing ovation to Bocelli, who came back on stage for three encores.

Among the audience were Ali Nihat Gökyiğit, founding partner of Tekfen Holding and the TEMA Foundation, Hayrettin Karaca, Gökyiğit’s companion in safeguarding nature, and members of TEMA’s board of directors.