The Ankara Culture Route Festival launched at the Ankara Painting and Sculpture Museum with the preview and award ceremony for the 75th State Painting and Sculpture Competition Exhibition. Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, the Minister of Culture and Tourism, also attended the opening of the Ankara Culture Route Festival, which brings thousands of artists and hundreds of events to the nation’s capital. Running through June 12, the festival brings a dynamic and comprehensive program to Ankara and the surrounding cities.
The Ankara Culture Route Festival launched with a special opening event held at the Ankara Painting and Sculpture Museum, one of the most important stops of the program. The pre-screening and award ceremony of the State Painting and Sculpture Competition Exhibition was held with the participation of the Minister of Culture and Tourism, Mehmet Nuri Ersoy; Türkiye’s longest-running painting and sculpture competition celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy also presided at the reopening of the restored Ethnography Museum.
Implemented by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism to spotlight Ankara’s historical and cultural values on an international scale, the Ankara Culture Route Festival will host 560 events with the participation of 5,971 artists and 179 academics and historians. Running until June 12, the festival offers a full program bringing leading artists from Türkiye and the world to Ankara and surrounding cities. The Ankara Culture Route Festival comprises more than seventy points reflecting the historical and modern face of Ankara.
The World’s Finest Vocalists Come to Ankara
The Ankara Culture Route Festival offers Ankara residents an ambitious program with a range of activities and events in diverse disciplines, from architecture to literature, from painting to music, and from design to theatre.
CSO Ada Ankara will host Salif Keita, the renowned “Golden Voice of Africa”, as well as acclaimed Spanish singer Concha Buika. In addition, Dino Merlin, the beloved voice of the Balkans, performs the most successful works in the Sevdalinka genre.
ECHO Klassik award-winning soprano Anna Prohaska takes the stage with Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin to perform the most popular arias of Mozart and Haydn for Ankarans and visitors.
A Classical Music Extravaganza in Ankara
The Ankara Culture Route Festival presents some of the world’s most outstanding classical musicians to Ankara in this classical music feast.
Performing under the direction of Burak Onur Erdem, the State Polyphonic Choir will perform works by Brahms, Grieg, Barber, and Vaks.
In its first concert of the festival, the distinguished Presidential Symphony Orchestra will accompany Maxim Vengerov, one of the world’s best violinists, as well as internationally renowned musicians such as Cemi’i Can Deliorman, viola player Özcan Ulucan and pianist Birsen Ulucan.
In addition, performing under the direction of Conductor Rengim Gökmen, the Presidential Symphony Orchestra will accompany Bomsori Kim, who is considered among the brightest and most exciting violin virtuosos of the world classical music community.
A Giant of Photography Comes to Ankara
The award-winning Steve McCurry, one of the most successful photographers in the world, is featured at CerModern. The exhibit, “Photographer” will spotlight McCurry’s best-known works, shot throughout the world over the last three decades. The exhibit will be at CerModern from May 28 to August 14.
Ethnography Museum Opened to Visitors
Following the pre-screening and award ceremony of the 75th State Painting and Sculpture Competition Exhibition, the Ethnography Museum was reopened to visitors after restoration work. The Minister of Culture and Tourism, Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, presided at the ceremony. The Ethnography Museum welcomes visitors to its collections, featuring examples of Turkish art from the Seljuk Empire period to the present.
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