The 49th Istanbul Music Festival organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) with the theme “Another World Is Possible” started on the evening of August 18 with the opening concert of the Tekfen Philharmonic Orchestra! The orchestra under the conduction of Aziz Shokhakimov accompanied Anna Vinnitskaya, one of the most notable pianists of our time. Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and the Suite for Jazz Orchestra No. 2 (Suite for Variety Orchestra) and Sergey Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1 were on the programme of the concert which took place at the Cemil Topuzlu Open-Air Theatre.
At the ceremony held prior to the opening concert, appreciation plaques were presented to the Tekfen Foundation for being an “event sponsor with a high contribution” and to the Tekfen Philharmonic Orchestra as the “Festival’s Opening Concert Orchestra in 2019-2022”. The plaques were received by Tekfen Holding Vice President of Financial Affairs and Tekfen Foundation Board Member Mr. Reha Yolalan on behalf of the Tekfen Foundation and by Tekfen Foundation Board Member Ms. Dori Kiss Kalafat on behalf of the Tekfen Philharmonic Orchestra.”