Anyone who’s interested in culturally-fulfilling activities would have noticed that Istanbul’s art and entertainment scene is growing by the day. We’re all aware of the new galleries that are popping up around the city, and the music scene is not far behind the art scene in terms of growth and change. Istanbul’s music scene is growing to such a point that street musicians, like Light in Babylon, are gaining considerable fan bases, and impromptu concerts are taking place in Istanbul.
A recent example of this was the classical music concert that was held on Monday, May 7th at the construction site of Nef Offices 05 in Levent. The soon-to-be plaza’s construction site was home to an orchestra that played pieces by Bach and Mozart to the public’s amazement. The event, which was free and open to the public, was received very well by the crowd of professionals working in nearby offices. In addition to those who came to the construction site to watch the concert up close, there were many who were watching from within the offices of nearby buildings.
During Monday’s concert, it was not just the music but the idea behind the event that made the extraordinary lunch break so special. The concert was organized in order to try and make up for all the unpleasant construction noise that’s been polluting the area for the past few months. We sure hope to see more examples like this in Istanbul.