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Classical Studies: Istanbul

istanbulIstanbul has always been an exotic blend of East and West, since as far back as when they called it Constantinople, and that distinctly Eurasian cultural flavor can be heard in the city’s music. Western music was brought to Turkey in the 1600s and by the early 20th century, “the Turkish Five” had established Turkey as a viable center of modern music composition. Today, Istanbul boasts an impressive classical music scene — including three major symphony orchestras, two opera houses and three conservatories. With so much you see, Alexandra Ivanoff, your Museyon Guide, helps navigate the best there is to see and  hear in Istanbul.

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