PSM Jazz Festival: Anouar Brahem Quartet
20 May 2022 - 20:30 - Turkcell Stage
Doors: 20.30

Anouar Brahem : oud

Klaus Gesing : bass clarinet, soprano saxophone

Björn Meyer : bass

Khaled Yassine : Percussions

For almost forty years and with a rich discography now covering no less than 11 albums on the ECM label, Anouar Brahem has been constantly placing the age-old tradition of Arab music, whose emblem is his oud and its superb finesse, in different situations, where he not only contrasts it to modern jazz but also to the sophisticated harmonies of the erudite compositional tradition of the West and the refined forms of other ancient cultural traditions from the Orient.

Today, he can draw on the experience he has gathered over the years in his concerts with other musicians. Here he has decided to commit to a new project with the Quartet created in 2009 for the album The Astounding Eyes of Rita, thereby returning to his former terrain for the first time ever through a repertoire combining several of the group’s usual themes, together with some taken from older albums (Madar, Thimar, Astrakan Café, Le Voyage de Sahar…)  or more recent ones such as Blue Maqams.

As leader of this group, more lively and creative than ever after ten years of close understanding between himself and his musicians, Anouar Brahem is now casting a fresh look at his musical universe and opening up some original horizons for it.



VIP: 220,00 ₺ - Student:  180,00 ₺

1. Category: 176,00 ₺ - Student:  144,00 ₺

2. Category: 143,00 ₺ - Student: 117,00 ₺

3. Category: 110,00 ₺ - Student:  90,00 ₺

4. Category: 88,00 ₺ - Student:  72,00 ₺

5. Category: 66,00 ₺ - Student:  54,00 ₺

Accessibility: 54,00 ₺

- Event is suitable for 8 years and older.

- The doors open at the specified time

- Zorlu PSM holds the right to change the terms of purchase for discounted tickets. 

- Event management reserves the right to refund tickets and deny access to the venue.

- Student tickets are limited and only valid for those holds a valid Student ID. On the day of the event, the guests must present their valid Student ID. 

- The venue does not guarantee for the late comers to watch the event in their own seats. They will be directed to available seats. 

- Guests who arrive late should be very carefull while being seated, in order not to disturb the others. 

Turkcell Stage

Turkcell Stage, being among the world’s limited numbered most developed performance centers with its technological equipment, provides an exclusive and delighting experience to its guests with its enriched acoustic features.

Turkcell Stage expands to a space of 1.570 m2 in total including the 350 m2 movable area, (with 36 m height, 22 m wideness and 24 m depth) 528 m2 stage and backstage. The stage, formed of 12 separate elevators, comes to the fore with its construction enabling entrance to the under stage entrances. The totally mechanic orchestra pit, also being able to be used as a downstage seating area, is situated so comfortable and huge that it can host the greatest symphony orchestras. Turkcell Stage, with a construction of two balconies and a capacity of 2.190 people, puts the best equipment at the art lovers’ disposal with its advanced technological video, sound and light systems. Zorlu PSM, directing Turkey’s art life significantly, has hosted approximately 1000 performances such as the Cats musical, The Phantom of Opera, Gerard Depardieu, Hugh Jackman, PJ Harvey, Damien Rice and about 1 million audiences since the time it was opened. Zorlu PSM, in its 3rd season with a totally new format, also built a new concert area that can be positioned as a winter concert area in İstanbul with a capacity of being able to host 3500 guests standing. The PSM has been continuing both Turkish and foreign thematic standing concerts without slowing down.