Recorded Live at the Halic Congress Center in Istanbul, Turkey over two evenings in March of 2014, Grammy and Golden Globe winning artist Kitaro's “Symphony Live In Istanbul” is breathtaking. The album features new musical material while also including eight of the acclaimed artist's most requested and popular compositions.
This amazing performance marks Kitaro's first-ever recording for the Domo Music Group balancing the artists trademark signature sound and expanding it to new heights with the addition of a 38-piece chamber symphony orchestra.
This album includes Kitaro's Golden Globe award-winning theme from the Oliver Stone film “Heaven & Earth,” music from his critically acclaimed Kojiki album and “Silk Road” soundtrack as well as two compositions from his Grammy award-winning album “Thinking Of You.” New material includes a previously unreleased composition, “Kokoro (Part II).”
Commenting on the groundbreaking event, Kitaro noted “In 1980, I began composing and producing music about the passageway and excursions of the Silk Road. This past spring, I embarked upon my first Symphonic Tour that reached Russia, Eastern and Central Europe and had the distinct pleasure of performing in Istanbul; a place where from ancient times to modern times, has flourished as an important hub of the Silk Road where Europe and Asia meet.”
“I am extremely grateful that my dream of performing in Istanbul finally came true. It was a once in a lifetime experience and in addition to my many experiences; I met a host of great people from Istanbul and the neighboring countries. As a remembrance of my amazing music caravan and as a tribute to those I encountered along the way, I recorded this musical experience and performance as a CD. It is my gift to everyone, in Istanbul and around the world, to experience and enjoy.” - Kitaro