Istanbul Music Festival hosted a very special concert within this year’s theme “Umut ve Kahramanlar” (Hope and Heroes). The concert was realized on the 8th of June at Sureyya Opera Hall at 8 pm.
The concert is entitled as “Müziğin Kadın Kahramanları” (Heroines of Music) where the compositions of pioneering women of the world and our country in music were performed by Istanbul Chamber Orchestra, consisting of women musicians. As soloists, Cihat Aşkın (violin), Cana Gürmen (piano), Şehvar Beşiroğlu (kanun), Neva Özgen (kemençe), Sühendan Çetin (ney), Elif Tuğçe Korkmaz (tambur), Yaprak Sayar and Pervin Çakar (vocal) took stage. The orchestra was conducted by Hakan Sensoy.
The concert program included Turkish woman composers such as Dilhayat Kalfa, Kevser Hanım and uniqe composers of the western classical music, such as Clara Schumann, Lili Boulanger.