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Istanbul cultural events:

Music and art events in Boutique St Sophia & Istanbul

While you are making your plan in the city, make sure you check our calendar of Istanbul events so that you won’t miss a thing. In the events calendar, you will find all the cultural events as music, concerts & art events that take place both in Boutique Saint Sophia and all around Istanbul. If you need further information or tickets, please reach us at concierge@boutiquesaintsophia.com.

  • 17 February
    Joko's Birthday

    The Yolcu Tiyatro theater group is performing the play Joko'nun Doğum Günü (Joko's Birthday) at Sahne Pulcherie on February 17 and 18. Written by French writer Roland Topor, this play takes an absurdist approach to relationships of domination in...

  • 17 February
    Emin Fındıkoğlu Quartet at Orient Bar

    Turkish jazzman Emin Fındıkoğlu is leading his quartet at the Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah 's Orient Bar on February 17. Fındıkoğlu won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 Istanbul Jazz Festival, and the historic Orient Bar is a breathtaking...

  • 17 February
    Acid Arab

    Known for their unique take on Middle-Eastern tunes, Acid Arab, formed of Parisian duo Guido Minisky and Herv é Carvalho, will be performing at Babylon on February 17. Mixing complex Eastern rhythms with techno elements, Acid Arab is...

  • 22 February
    Bridges: Yinon Muallem, Derya Türkan, Yossi Arnheim, Tuluğ Tırpan

    Israeli percussionist Yinon Muallem, Turkish kemençe player Derya Türkan, flautist Yossi Arnheim, and contemporary composer Tuluğ Tırpan are coming together as "Bridges" at Salon İKSV on February 22. Muallem is known for building bridges between...

  • 23 February
    J. S. Bach: Kaffee Kantate

    The Istanbul State Opera and Ballet Directorate presents J. S. Bach's Kaffee Kantate (Coffee Cantata) at Süreyya Opera House on February 23. The Coffee Cantata is, as the name suggests, a celebration of this all-popular drink. The piece was...

  • 24 February
    Amadeus Live

    Zorlu PSM invites us to a multimedia experience like no other: the hit film Amadeus, which brought Mozart's biography to life back in 1984, with the accompaniment of a live orchestra. The film won 8 Oscars, 4 BAFTAs and 4 Golden Globes....

  • 28 February

    Known for their unique and experimental style, Gevende will be performing at Babylon on February 28. Since 2000, the Eskişehir-based band has participated in local and international festivals and released several albums, including Ev in 2006 and...

  • 01 March

    British indie band Seafret made a big debut with the single "Oceans," whose video featured actress Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones . The 2016 album Tell Me It's Real gained them more fans among the indie rock crowd. See them live at Salon...

  • 06 March
    Dhafer Youssef

    Tunisian-born composer and musician Dhaffer Youssef is coming to Istanbul for a concert at Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall on March 6. Youssef has lived in Europe since the 1990s, fusing the music of his country with avant-garde and jazz...

  • 08 March
    Souad Massi

    Algerian folk and rock singer Souad Massi is coming to perform at Salon İKSV on two consecutive nights, March 8 and 9. Massi was influenced by Western country and rock in her youth, which mixes with her North African influences in a deep,...

  • 10 March
    Emel Sayın: Makam Time

    Iconic Turkish singer Emel Sayın, known for her popular songs and renderings of Turkish classical music, is performing at Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall on March 10. In this concert "Makam Time", Sayın explores works written in a particular makam...

  • 18 March

    Influenced by Barış Manço, DJ and producer Bülent Gürler, a.k.a Butch, made his name by mixing Manço's tunes with techno and house. Butch will be releasing his very first EP from his own label "Otherside" with Ricardo Villalobos and will be...

  • 22 March

    Mali Tuareg band Tinariwen is coming to Istanbul to perform at Zorlu PSM on March 22. Known for their electric version of Tuareg folk music, Tinariwen is one of the funkiest and most soulful groups from North Africa. Tickets from Biletix .

  • 24 March
    Sonar 2017 Istanbul

    The Sonar music, creativity, and technology festival is coming to Istanbul for the first time on 24-25 March. The festival has been held in Barcelona since 1994, bringing a fresh and avant-garde approach to dance and electronic music. Confirmed...

  • 30 March
    İlhan Erşahin's Wonderland feat. Hüsnü Şenlendirici

    Swedish-Turkish saxophonist İlhan Erşahin is taking the stage with his Wonderland project, including legendary Turkish Roma clarinettist Hüsnü Şenlendirici. Together they blend contemporary jazz with the traditional improvisation of Turkey's Roma...

  • 31 March
    İlhan Erşahin vs Oceanvs Orientalis

    Swedish-Turkish saxophonist İlhan Erşahin is taking the stage with South American rhythm masters Oceanvs Orientalis at Babylon on March 31. Known for his Nublu clubs - with one formerly in Istanbul and another in New York - Erşahin is a world...

  • 01 April
    Mulatu Astatke

    Ethiopian jazz pioneer Mulatu Astatke is coming to Istanbul for a performance at Babylon on April 1. Astatke is known for bringing Western jazz elements to Ethiopian music and turning this into a funky genre of his own, featuring atmospheric...

  • 05 April
    Lokalize: BaBa ZuLa

    BaBa ZuLa, the Istanbul band that brings the melodies of the East and the West together through its theatrical performances, which rely heavily on improvization, will meet its fans on April 5th at the #studio as a part of the Lokalize series!...

  • 07 April
    Kremerata Baltica with Gidon Kremer & Clara-Jumi Kang

    World-class violinist Gidon Kremer is performing with his Kremerata Baltica and German-South Korean violinist Clara Jumi-Kang. This concert at İş Sanat on April 7 will feature pieces from Philip Glass, Schubert, Schnittke, and Piazzolla. Tickets...

  • 22 April
    Lokalize: Hey! Douglas

    Having gained critical acclaim with his rearrangements of classic Turkish songs such as "Estarabim" and "Ankara Rüzgarı," Hey! Douglas has also come into the limelight with "Yaşamak İstemem," his tribute to the late musician Yavuz Çetin, and "...

  • 03 May
    Michel Camilo & Tomatito

    Grammy Award-winning pianist Michel Camilo and flamenco virtuoso Tomatito take the stage together at Zorlu PSM on May 3. The two worked together on the albums Spain and Spain Again , winning critical and audience applause for their Latin fusion....

  • 03 May
    Gaye Su Akyol

    Alternative Turkish rock singer Gaye Su Akyol is performing at Zorlu PSM on May 3. Akyol's first album Develerle Yaşıyorum (I'm Living With Camels) brought a new meaning to the word Arabesque, a genre associated with the older generation in...

  • 05 May
    Jan Garbarek Group feat. Trilok Gurtu

    Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek, known as the father of Scandinavian jazz, joins Indian percussionist Trilok Gurto onstage at Zorlu PSM on May 5. Having recorded with names such as Chick Corea and Don Cherry, Garbarek is also known for...

  • 07 May
    Lost Songs of Anatolia "Live"

    The 2009 documentary film Anadolu'nun Kayıp Şarkıları (Lost Songs of Anatolia) drew interest from around the world. Now it is coming to the stage at Zorlu PSM on May 7. Important Turkish musicians Alp Ersönmez and Serhat Ersöz are joined by İzzet...

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