- The Pera Museum in collaboration with Goethe-Institut Istanbul will present a special “Long Friday Concert.” Hezarfen Ensemble will perform composer Mark Andre's works on Feb. 26.
Since its formation in January 2010, Hezarfen Ensemble has given countless Turkish premieres of works by composers from around the world in innovative formats, while presenting Turkish works to European audiences as well as Turkish audiences.
Hezarfen has appeared at major European festivals and helped Essen celebrate its year as European cultural capital along with Istanbul in 2010.
Born in Paris in 1964, Mark Andre has written works commissioned by the Ensemble Modern, ensemble recherche, Trio Accanto, Klangforum Wien, KNM Berlin, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, Ensemble Alternance, EIC and others. He currently lives in Berlin.
To be held on the second floor in Pera's Orientalist Paintings Collection Exhibition “Intersecting Worlds: Ambassadors and Painters” gallery, the concert is free.