Review: Medeski, Martin & Wood – Wide Open @ Babylon

It’s Friday night, and I am at our usual hangout for all good things jazz - Babylon Club in the heart of Asmalı Mescit...

Hilary Hahn & Frankfurt Radio Symphony Delight @ Is Sanat

Joshua Bell, Yo-Yo Ma, Maxim Vengerov - they are some of the greatest names out there in classical music. And they are all legends...

Clash of Cool: Pete Doherty @ garajistanbul

“Shall we give him the egg now?” I panicked. “I don’t know,” Sam replied, half reaching into his satchel, “I just don’t know.” The evening up...

Review: Balthazar @ ROXY Club

Brussels, March 26, 2006. Backstage at the Ancienne Belgique concert venue, ten beginning bands are trying to keep calm. One of them will win...

Buchbinder takes Süreyya by Storm on Seven Moonlit Nights

Suggested as pre-requisite for reading this article: Visit buchbinder.net, set Buchbinder and his Beethoven in the background, and proceed on... This year has been a...

Review: Wye Oak @ Salon IKSV

If you’re curious about Wye Oak’s impression of Istanbul: “I feel like we’ve been tricked into being on some reality TV show where they...

Review: Borusan Philharmonic Featuring Nicola Benedetti and Leonard Elschenbroich

The March 13th program of the Borusan Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring Nicola Benedetti on the violin and Leonard Elschenbroich on the cello, was a program...

Honoring a Diva: Leyla Gencer

It is said that opera is the ultimate manifestation of art, that it is the pinnacle of artistry: it requires ultimate mastery of music...

In Conversation with Dinar Bandosu

Editor’s note: The album release party has been postponed. We will let you know as soon as the new date has been announced. On Monday,...

Review: Of Montreal @ Babylon

Confession: I don’t know how this happened, but somehow I’ve been hanging around Istanbul for about six months now, and never stepped inside Babylon....

In Conversation with Falling Notes’ Karina Morera

Falling Notes is one of Istanbul's newest up-and-coming bands. The five-piece features Alican Tokdemir on drums, Umutcan Karamahmutoğlu on guitar, Sinan Çalışkan on bass, Yusuf Karaoğlu on both guitar...

In Conversation With Che Sudaka

Che Sudaka, a band with a pure South American soul, will be playing at KadıköySahne on Thursday, 6 March. One of our writers, Mustafa Çankaya, was able...

Insider Trading: 80s, 90s Music with Capital Radio 101.0

Yabangee's most recent 90s party showed that while the 90s may be over time wise, the spirit and the music lives on. Who wouldn't...

Review: Louis Armstrong Tribute @ Salon IKSV

Satchmo, Ambassador Satch, Dippermouth, Pops or, as he is most widely known, Louis Armstrong - yes, last night was the big man’s turn for...

Maxim Vengerov & The Polish Chamber Orchestra: A Legend @ Iş...

Music, music, in the hall; who is the most talented of them all? For millions the world over, the answer is, without a doubt, Maxim...

Witty Thriller: Borusan Goes A Capella with Soli-Tutti

The terms “Soli-Tutti,” “A Capella” and “Borusan” seemed interesting enough of a trilogy to entice me to attend an evening of musical discovery on...

Piano Legend Murray Perahia with BIFO

What makes a piano superstar? Two Grammy Awards in the classical music genre? Numerous Gramophones? Honorary doctorates from highly heralded universities like Duke and...

Review: Youn Sun Nah @ Borusan Muzik Evi

The Borusan Muzik Evi.  As you enter, you have already forgiven yourself for often being dazzled by the large Shake Shack sign down the...

Broadway Kitties in Istanbul: Cats the Musical

Take the wit, rich imagination and literary genius of Nobel-laureate T.S. Elliott, the musical creativity of Grammy-Tony-Golden Globe-Award winner Andrew Lloyd Weber, and the...

An Opportunity to Join the Istanbul International A Cappella Choir

Istanbul International A Cappella Choir, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Centre, is seeking out new members. From the organizer: Istanbul International A Cappella Choir is...

Waltzing into the New Year with BIFO

Even though the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra bid goodbye to 2013 in solemn style with its performance of Beethoven's magnificent yet weighty masterpiece Missa...

Review: Gripin @ Jolly Joker

What a crowded Jolly Joker lacks in elbow room it certainly makes up for in performance quality, and this month's Gripin performance was no...

Beethoven is in the Air

2013 was a blessed year for classical music lovers and it looks like the bounty will continue on to the year 2014. Let's take...

Have a Reggae Christmas (Luciano the Messenger @ Nayah Reggae Bar)

What better way to spend Christmas Eve than getting down to the conscious reggae vibes bestowed upon Nayah Reggae bar by Luciano the Messenger,...

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