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 CULTURE AND   Borusan

 ARTS ACTIVITIES   Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra

            For 20 years, Borusan Sanat has endeavored to foster love for the arts and music
            in the Turkey. Now, it has established itself as an influential institution making its

            mark on classical music in Turkey. At the core of Borusan Sanat’s activities is the
            Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra (BIPO), which comprises some of Tur-
            key’s best classical musicians and has set its sights on becoming one of Europe’s
            leading symphony orchestras. Borusan Sanat is also the operating body for the

            Borusan Quartet, the Borusan Children’s Choir, the Borusan Music House, and
            Borusan Klasik, an Internet-based classical music radio station.

            BIPO reaches nearly 25 thousand concert-goers a year through monthly concerts

            and, under its artistic director and principal conductor, Sascha Goetzel, it com-
            pleted a busy 2016 program. Details of these events and concerts take place in
            our web site.



 Borusan transformed Yusuf Ziya Pasha Mansion, in Istanbul’s Rumelihisarı neighbor-
 hood, into a contemporary art museum, the Borusan Contemporary, in commemora-
 tion of the mansion’s centenary. Also known as the Perili Köşk (The Haunted Mansion),
 the building is Borusan Holding’s headquarters on weekdays and, on the weekends, it
 hosts public exhibitions for art aficionados’ delectation.

 Borusan Contemporary held five exhibitions in 2016. Details of these exhibitions take
 place in our web site. In 2016, the workshops that accompany Borusan Contemporary
 exhibitions ran throughout the year, offering art activities to children and adults.

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