The city of Istanbul is known for many things including its culture and art, great history and its attraction for well-known musical artists. If you love music and concerts are your thing, check out the following Istanbul concerts this November that you simply don’t want to miss. You’ll find a little bit of pop, a little bit of rock and roll, some metal and classical concerts.
This November, Istanbul will welcome a range of global music stars such as Jennifer Lopez, Sting, Thin Lizzy, W.A.S.P. and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
On November 10th the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will be on stage at Haliç Congress Center, followed a day later by Thin Lizzy at Küçükçiftlik Park as part of the Avea Music Concert. W.A.S.P. continues the lineup at Maçka Küçükçiftlik Park on November 25, while Sting will conclude the month of music with his long-awaited concert at Ataköy Track and Field Hall.
Jennifer Lopez will perform at Ülker Sports Arena on November 16 and has also agreed to a November 17 encore performance following her highly anticipated initial show, according to concert organizers. A total of 5,000 tickets for the upcoming Lopez concert were sold out within the first five days they were available.
Lopez will sing new songs from her latest album, “Love.” Given her reputation for high-energy stage shows, expectations are high, though it remains uncertain whether Enrique Iglesias, who has been performing with Lopez on her “Dance Again” world tour, will be accompanying her.
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) will be hosting one of the world’s greatest orchestras, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, on Nov. 10 at the Haliç Congress Center as part of the 400th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Turkey and the Netherlands.
One of the main cultural ambassadors for the Netherlands, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra consists of 120 virtuosos who will be conducted by Lorin Maazel of the United States, the chief conductor of the Munich Philharmonic this season.
Sting last came to Turkey in 2006 to perform for 15,000 fans at Kuruçeşme Arena. This time he will appear at the Ataköy Athletizm Arena with a five-piece band consisting of Dominic Miller on guitar, Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, David Sancious on keyboards, Peter Tickell on electric fiddle and Jo Lawry on backup vocals. Sting will visit Istanbul as a part of his Back to Bass Fall 2012 Tour. The singer has varied his musical style throughout his career, incorporating distinct elements of jazz, reggae, classical, new age, and world-beat into his music. As a solo musician and member of The Police, Sting received 16 Grammy Awards for his work, receiving his first Grammy for best rock instrumental performance in 1981.
When you’re looking for upcoming Istanbul concerts, consider these at a few of the top concerts to see this November. Get your tickets now for the best seats to hear these musical artists.