International Istanbul Music Festival
The International Istanbul Music Festival was first held in 1973. The festival events are held at several historic venues which include the Hagia Eirene Museum and the Topkapi Palace. It is organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts. It includes various programs which cover the categories of classical music, ballet, opera, contemporary dance, folklore, jazz/pop, cinema and drama. Seminars, conferences and lectures are also part of the festival.