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14 · 03 · 2022

Music from Miklagård – Klassisk musik fra det gamle Istanbul

From the Byzantine Empire to Ottomans

Danish Cultural Institute Turkey is expanding its activities in Copenhagen to introduce Turkish art and culture scene. In collaboration with Totem Digital, which is a film production and event organisation company based in Copenhagen, the Music from Miklagård event will take place at Musikhuset Vesterbrogade that is one of the most wonderful buildings in Copenhagen on 09.04.2o22 at 19.30.  

The tickets for the event can be bought from the following link: https://billetto.dk/en/e/music-from-miklagard-klassisk-musik-fra-det-gamle-istanbul-tickets-588644#:~:text=Today%20classical%20Istanbul%20music%20has,beginning%20of%20the%2020th%20century. 



Once the center of the world, Miklagård, Constantinople, or Istanbul has a very long musical history that goes all the way back to the Byzantine chants. The city has been home to people coming from allover Europe, the Middle East, and South East Asia bringing their food, music and lifestyle. Every culture added a new component, creating a colorful musical heritage. Today, classical music in Istanbul has its musical roots from this very long civilizational history of being the meeting point between East and West. Greek, Armenian and Turkish composers of Istanbul created some of the most popular musical pieces of the empire in the 19th century. We would like to present a selection of 18th-19th century music from Istanbul.


Selin Yücesoy Trio

Ms. Yücesoy and Mr. Kıyak are professional musicians, music historians, and teachers from Istanbul. They are members of the National Classical Music Choir. They both play instruments and sing pieces from the19th and 20th centuries. The duo will meet with Asineth Fotini Kokkala, a talented Greek kanun player. During the concert, Julie Hjetland, a Danish singer will make a surprise and join the trio to play a Danish song with Turkish instruments. We are honored to invite Selin Yücesoy Trio to Copenhagen to present a selection of the most important composers of Istanbul’s history.


Wine and raki will be sold in the bar.