The 12th Istanbul Bach Days will be held between Oct. 2 and Nov. 31. The event will start with a concert by Estonian band Hortus Musicus, celebrating its 43rd birthday this year.
One of the oldest European Baroque bands, Hortus Musicus will present music from the Baroque and pre-Baroque era during the concert, which will be organized Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. at the Istanbul Naval Museum.
Many contemporary musicians such as Arvö Part, Giya Kantsheli, Aleksander Knaifel, Lepo Sumera, Erki-Sven Tüür and Galina Grigoryeva have composed pieces for Hortus Musicus or dedicated their work to the band.
With a rich repertoire, the band has so far performed in almost all European countries, America, Japan and Israel.
Other guests of Bach Days will be famous pianist Konstantin Lifschitz, who served as the chef of the Moscow Virtuosos, world renowned organ and harpsichord virtuoso Benjamin Alard and violoncello master Jiri Barta, who has previously taken the stage in Istanbul.
Tickets for the first concert of the 12th Istanbul Bach Days are available at Biletix.