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CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

West-Eastern Divan Ensemble

Friday, February 28, 2020 7:30 PM Zankel Hall
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Zankel Hall by Jeff Goldberg / Esto
Schubert’s and Mendelssohn’s vivacity delight, while Schoenberg and a new work by a French composer fascinate. Schubert’s Rondo resembles a mini violin concerto with a virtuosic solo part, and Mendelssohn’s Octet has a bustling energy and beautiful melodies that make it his most popular chamber work. The West-Eastern Divan Ensemble, led by the orchestra’s concertmaster Michael Barenboim, bring its youthful energy to this remarkable music. The ensemble draws upon players of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra—founded by Daniel Barenboim and the late Palestinian literary scholar Edward Said—to promote coexistence and intercultural dialogue by bringing young Israelis, Palestinians, and Arabs together to make music.

Part of: Chamber Sessions I

Performers

West-Eastern Divan Ensemble
Michael Barenboim, Violin

Program

SCHUBERT Rondo in A Major for Violin and Strings, D. 438

BENJAMIN ATTAHIR New Work (NY Premiere)

MENDELSSOHN Octet in E-flat Major

In honor of the centenary of his birth, Carnegie Hall’s 2019–2020 season is dedicated to the memory of Isaac Stern in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to Carnegie Hall, arts advocacy, and the field of music.

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