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17th International Gümüşlük Music Festival

August 17, 2020 – September 17, 2020
Tickets are sold through biletix but can also be bought at the festival headquarters (Gümüşlük Yalısı, between Sysyphos Pansion and Club Otel Zemda) from 10.00–20.00, except for concert days, when ticket sales stop at 17.00. For concerts at the stone quarry, tickets can be bought at the quarry starting at 19.00 on concert nights.

Gümüşlük and the Bodrum Peninsula

The International Gümüşlük Music Festival, held in the small fishing village of Gümüşlük and in unique locations within the greater Bodrum peninsula, begins on August 17, with appropriate health and safety measures in place. This year, the festival collaborates with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands and the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Istanbul to realise the first green festival of Turkey, between 17 August-17 September 2020. The power needs of the festival will be provided with the support of the Dutch solar energy company Volta Energy, a testimony to the festival’s sensitive approach to environmental issues.

The festival opens with the performance of internationally recognized Dutch violinist ​Rosanne Philippens ​and Uzbek descendant German pianist Michail Lifits​ on Monday evening,​ August 17, Monday at the Antique Stone Quarry.

The festival lineup also includes the French music professor and pianist ​Jean-Marc ​Luisada​ (August 25), Azerbaijani cellist ​Jamal Aliyev, the young Turkish pianist ​Can Çakmur​, violinist ​Deniz Şensoy​ (August 31), and one of Holland’s leading jazz quartets, ​Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet​ (September 6). The concert programme also includes a series of concert screenings. Israilian singer and saxophone player ​Daniel Zamir’s ​performance and ​Abate Berihun & Addis Ken Project’​s performance​ ​will be screened on the ​Green Screen On The Water​.

The International Gümüşlük Music festival will end with the performance of Turkey’s leading pianist ​Gülsin Onay​, violinist ​Erkin Onay and young Turkish cellist ​Çağ Erçağ on Tuesday evening, September 15​, at the Ancient Stone Quarry.

A series of parallel events will take place alongside the main program, such as the exhibition “Gümüşlük, Woman, and Musicians”​, which includes the works of ​Civan Canova, ​Yiğit Uygur and a collective exhibition of 42 photographers organised by the Herodotus Academy.

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