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2012 – Ottoman Mehter Band Performance nearby Blue Mosque

2012 Spring – Summer information :   Sultanahmet area Ottoman Mehter band Performance /every Saturday at 3 pm /

Nearby Blue Mosque, in hippodrome area ( possibly the pit used as the concert ground between the hippodrome and the tram station )  the local municipality is beginning the famous Ottoman Military band performance , that comes with incredible Ottoman costumes and instruments as well as great Ottoman Military music , which influenced classical music composers like Beethoven, Chaikowski, or Mozart, as in ” escape from seraglio” , the a la turca style was born from this music.

These open air concerts are just fine; but if you would like a real treat of this music; you should go to the Military Museum in Nisantasi, new town. Daily at 3 pm ( museum is closed on mo and tue ) , the concert begins with a breathtaking  English  language video documentary on the band’s origin going as far as Asia.


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