The “Beyoğlu Culture Road” and “Capital Cultural Road” Festivals, which will be organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, were promoted at Istanbul Atatürk Cultural Center (AKM).
In his speech at the introductory meeting of the festivals, Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy said, “We decided to turn the festival into festivals by including our other cities and make it traditional. This month, we are starting the Capital Culture Road Festival together with Beyoğlu.” said.
Minister Ersoy stated that the festivals, which will start on May 28, will host nearly 16 events in 2 days and host more than 6 thousand artists.
“Beyoğlu Culture Road” Festival Will Start With Glykeria's AKM Concert
Underlining that the Beyoğlu Culture Road Festival will be held at 53 locations this year with the participation of 84 different culture and art institutions, Minister Ersoy noted that more than 4 events will be held with more than 500 artists.
Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy stated that one of the leading names in rebetiko music, Glykeria, will give a special concert at the AKM Türk Telekom Opera Hall.
Pointing out that AKM will present a wide range of selections from opera to digital arts, from cinema to interviews, from theater to children's activities, Ersoy continued:
Sinan Opera, which was composed by the instructions of our Honorable President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and made its world premiere at the Beyoğlu Culture Road Festival last year, will once again bring the magnificent life of Mimar Sinan to the stage at AKM. Universalizing the traditional Gypsy songs of Eastern Europe on the world music scene, Barcelona Gipsy Balkan Orchestra will share the stage with our esteemed artist Suzan Kardeş at the AKM Türk Telekom Opera Hall. Soprano Anna Prohaska, who enchanted the audience and critics with her performances, will also take the stage at the AKM Türk Telekom Opera Hall. The artist, who will sing the compositions of Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn, will accompany the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin under the conductor Giovanni Antonini.”
Streets and Squares of Istanbul Will Become Stages for 16 Days
Minister Ersoy added that the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra and Fazıl Say will hold a musical feast that should not be missed at AKM, adding, “There are also Don Quixote Ballet, Fire of Anatolia, Troy, Amadeus and many more. During the festival, our Opera Hall will host a unique art festival. Tunisian lute master Cafer Yusuf will masterfully blend jazz, Indian music and electronic music for Istanbul music lovers.
Haluk Bilginer's 'King Lear', Sumru Yavrucuk's 'Shirley Valentine' and Ayça Bingöl's 'I am Anatolia' will offer theater lovers a unique tour. Our AKM Theater Hall will host the collaboration of Fatih Erkoç and Kerem Görsev so that the masters will fill our souls with music. Refik Anadol, who attracted great attention all over the world with his works, His digital installation 'Rumi', inspired by Mevlana, can be visited in the foyer of the AKM Theater throughout the festival.” used the phrases.
Mentioning that the special screenings of the State Theaters will meet with art lovers throughout the festival, Ersoy said, “Atlas Cinema and Istanbul Cinema Museum will host the 'Behind the Scenes Exhibition' and director talks at the festival. Nobody should miss the interviews with valuable names such as Derviş Zaim, Engin Altan Düzyatan, Kerem Bursin, Zeynep Atakan and Meryem Uzerli.” he said.
Minister of Culture and Tourism Ersoy emphasized that Istanbul's streets and squares will turn into stages during the festival and continued as follows:
“Galata Tower, Şişhane Square, French Street, Tomtom Street, Odakule, Karaköy Ferry Terminal and many other places will create a festival atmosphere with their open-air stages. Mazhar Alanson, Yeni Türkü, Ceylan Ertem, Emir Ersoy, Gökhan Türkmen, İrem Derici, Jabbar, Karsu, Melek Mosso, Metin Özülkü, Murat Boz, Murat Dalkılıç, Rafet El Roman, Sattas, Simge Sağın, Seventh Ev, Can Bonomo and more many popular names will meet their fans at free concerts. While Galataport hosts open-air concerts, a special gastronomy area will be established here. Visitors will be able to visit the exhibition of Turkey's first female ceramic artist, Füreyya Koral, which is in the Parliament Collection at Galataport.”
K-Pop Group Mirae Will Perform at the Opening of the Capital Cultural Road Festival
Mentioning the route of the Capital Cultural Road Festival, Minister Ersoy said, “The route of the Capital Culture Road starts from the Ulucanlar Museum on a 4.7-kilometer route and extends to CSO Ada. On this route, Ankara Castle, Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Erimtan and Koç Museums, Hacı Bayram Veli Mosque, Hamamönü Historical City texture, Augustus Temple and Roman Bath, Painting and Sculpture, Ethnography and İşbank Economic Independence Museums, Ziraat Bank Museum, PTT Stamp Museum and opera. and our theater buildings.” said.
Minister Ersoy emphasized that the Capital Cultural Road Festival will begin with the opening concert of the South Korean K-Pop group Mirae at CSO Ada Ankara, and said:
“During the festival, CSO Ada will host concerts by different artists from classical to world music. The Spanish singer Buika, shown among the best vocalists in the world, the world-famous Bosnian-Herzegovinian artist Dino Merlin, the 'golden voice of Africa' Salif Keita, the violin genius Ara Malikian, who is very popular with his energetic stage performances, will meet with music lovers at the CSO Ada Ankara Main Hall. The CSO will accompany the world-renowned violin virtuoso Bomsori under the direction of the conductor Renkm Gökmen. Maxim Vengerov, who is shown among the best violin virtuosos in the world, will share the stage with the musician brothers, pianist Birsen Ulucan and violinist Özcan Ulucan at the CSO concert, which will be held under the direction of conductor Cem'i Deliorman. Compositions by Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn will resonate in Ankara after Istanbul. Accompanied by Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin under the conductor Giovanni Antonini, the famous soprano Anna Prohaska will meet classical music lovers this time at CSO Ada on June 8th.”
Underlining that Emircan İğrek, Göksel, Kubat, Sakiler, Sattas, Simge Sağın and Yüksek Sadakat will meet with art lovers at free concerts at the festival, Ersoy said, “Aida, 'Swan Lake', which will be staged by very valuable artists of Ankara State Opera and Ballet, ' Midas Ears' and 'Romeo and Juliet' performances will meet the audience at the Grand Theatre. 'Harem', which has been sold out for 20 years by Ankara State Opera and Ballet and brings together ballet and classical Turkish music, was prepared again for the festival. Ankara Painting and Sculpture Museum, which has an invaluable historical painting collection, witnessing the construction of the Republic and modern Turkey, will host the works of the 75th anniversary of the State Painting and Sculpture Competition, the longest running art competition of our country, during the festival. Steve McCurry will meet again with art lovers from Ankara. An exhibition of the artist's works will take place at CerModern. Our 1st and 2nd Parliament Buildings, Sümerbank Building and Youth Park, which have an important place in the memory of Ankara residents, will also host art lovers with very special events throughout the festival.” made its assessment.
Emphasizing that these routes will continue to accelerate cultural life, Ersoy said, “These steps will be followed by Diyarbakır Sur Festival between October 1-16. As of May next year, we will include İzmir in the cultural road festivals.” continued his words.
After the press conference, Minister Ersoy took a souvenir photo with the guests and festival teams. Detailed information about the events can be accessed through the websites of “www.beyoglukulturyolu.com” and “www.baskentkulturyolu.com” and mobile applications called “Beyoğlu Culture Road” and “Başkent Culture Yolu”. Event tickets can be purchased with the “sanatcepte” application. https://biletinial.com/ available via.