An unforgettable concert by Tekfen Philharmonic at the 45th Istanbul Music Festival

Tekfen Philharmonic Orchestra gave a magnificent opera gala concert at the ICEC as part of the 45th Istanbul Music Festival. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Tekfen Philharmonic accompanied the South African lyric soprano Pumeza Matshikiza and tenor Ilker Arcayürek.

Conducted by Aziz Shokhakimov, the orchestra played the most popular arias and duets from operas such as Love Potion, La Bohème, La Traviata, Turandot, Mephistopheles, Porgy and Bess, and La Wally, as well as orchestral works by Verdi, Tchaikovsky, and Saint-Saëns. The surprise of the concert was the African song in Xhosa, the native language of Nelson Mandela and Pumeza Matshikiza.