- What’s On
A wonderful festival, which takes place in the small fishing village of Gümüşlük on the southwest coast of Turkey, near Bodrum. This year, 12 concerts will take place in the month-long festival, curated with the help of Turkey’s leading pianist Gülsin Onay, which explains the concentration of pianists in the programme.
All concerts, except the opening concert on July 3, will take place in the beautiful Antique Stone Quarry, the same quarry from which King Mausolos collected the stones for both his palace and mausoleum. The opening concert takes place at the Bodrum Antique Theatre. All concerts commence at 9pm.
There’s lots of interest. The opening concert will feature the Karşıyaka Chamber Orchestra under the baton of the brilliant Rengim Gökmen with Gülsin Onay on the piano, performing a programme of Mozart and Shostakovich. The Grammy-award-winning Kronos Quartet will perform on July 14th. The Russian piano virtuoso Vyacheslav Gryaznov performs on the 18th, while the English classic pianist Martin Roscoe performs on the 26th. The French violinist Gilles Apap joins the Serbian pianist Miroslav Dačić for a night of Mediterranean sounds on the 29th. Gülsin Onay takes the stage on August 4th, and the festival concludes with the imaginative Ayşedeniz Gökçin, who plays a selection of Nirvana and Pink Floyd songs, reinterpreted and remixed, on the 8th (read Tony Barrell’s piece on the pianist in Cornucopia 50). Click here to see the full programme.
Tickets will go on sale through Biletix on June 18. Festival organisers are also raising funds for the festival via a crowdfunding campaign, so if you want to support this worthwhile festival, click here to donate.