Local Guide

Istanbul is such a diverse city that it's almost impossible to split it up into definable districts, but one distinction that can be made is between the European and Asian sides, which are separated by the Bosphorus Strait. Stretching from the Black Sea, straddling the Bosphorus, touching the Sea of Marmara, and with an estimated population of between 10-13 million, Istanbul has become a city of unlimited scope. With a wealth of historical sights and rich cultural diversity, this is a destination not to be missed.

Local Events

Film Festival

International Istanbul Film Festival

Mar - Apr

Organised by the prestigious Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, this annual film festival shows a great selection of Turkish and foreign language films.

Date: Mar 2014 - Apr 2014

Concert

FRANKFURT RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

26 Mar

PAAVO JÄRVI conductor
HILARY HAHN violin
J. Brahms Violin Concerto D Major, Op. 77,
A. Bruckner Symphony No. 3, D minor

Date: 26 Mar 2014

Concert

HUNGARIAN NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

02 Apr

J. Haydn Symphony No 8 “Le Soir”
W. A. Mozart Piano Concerto No. 17, G Major, KV 453
P. I. Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony B minor, Op. 58

Date: 02 Apr 2014

Musical

Notre Dame de Paris

22 Apr

The most successful French musical of all time is on its way to Istanbul.

Date: 22 April, 2014 - 4 May, 2014

Concert

Itzhak Perlman in Istanbul

29 Apr

The living legend, virtuoso of the violin Itzhak Perlman will be in Turkey once again on April 29, 2014 for an anticipated performance.

Date: 29 Apr 2014

Concert

VIENNA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

13 May

Valentina Lisitsa is not only the first “YouTube star” of classical music; more importantly, she is the first classical artist to have converted her internet success into a global concert career in the principal venues of Europe, the USA, South America and Asia.

Date: 13 May 2014

Concert

Justin Timberlake Concert

26 May

Justin Timberlake will take his world tour to Istanbul's ITU Stadium on May 26, 2014.

Date: 26 May 2014 To 27 May 2014

Festival

International Theatre Festival

May 14

Performances of a wide variety of theatrical works from Turkey and Europe.

Date : May 2014

Festival

International Istanbul Music Festival

May 14

Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, this annual event is one of the biggest festivals of its kind in Turkey.

Date: May 2014 - Jun 2014

Festival

International Jazz Festival

Jul 14

Jazz from Turkey and abroad.

Date : Jul 2014

Festival

Efes Pilsen One Love Festival

Jul 14

A two-day, open-air rock and dance music festival that takes place around midsummer.

Date: Jul 2014

Festival

Akbank Jazz Festival

Oct 14

A jazz festival with a number of big international names performing.

Date: Oct 2014

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