• Of Special Note: West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

  • Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said, the late esteemed scholar and critic, founded the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in 1999 to enable intercultural dialogue and to promote the experience of collaborating as a matter of common interest.

    This group of Israeli, Palestinian, and other Arab musicians continues its mission at Carnegie Hall this season with a complete cycle of Beethoven’s nine symphonies. It’s one more way that the orchestra shows how, as co-founder Daniel Barenboim puts it, “people who listen to each other, both musically and in all other ways, can achieve greater things.”

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  • The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra's concerts are included in the following series:
    West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
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    International Festival of Orchestras I 2012-2013
    Discover outstanding orchestras that are steeped in tradition, yet continue to challenge the way audiences listen to music today. The Mariinsky, Royal Concertgebouw, and Vienna Philharmonic orchestras have all cultivated classical music for more than two centuries, while the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra is forging new pathways to peace with its fearless group of superb Arab and Israeli musicians dedicated to making great music in the face of conflict.
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    International Festival of Orchestras II 2012-2013
    From Vienna to Venezuela, England to the Middle East, these inspired ensembles perform enduring scores that span nearly three centuries. The Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra chart a course through the masterworks of Beethoven, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra pays homage to fellow countrymen Berg and Bruckner, and Gustavo Dudamel draws inspired playing from the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra.
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    Weekends at Carnegie Hall 2012-2013
    Spend the weekend with some of today's most esteemed ensembles as they survey the monumental works of Beethoven, including his "Pastoral" and "Choral" symphonies. Also on the series, operatic powerhouse David Daniels joins The English Concert for a performance of a Baroque opera rarity, Handel's Radamisto, exploring the power of fidelity in marriage.
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    Carnegie Hall Classics
    This popular series celebrates the continuum of extraordinary musical interpreters. World-class Arab and Israeli musicians unite to perform two Beethoven symphonies, Renée Fleming stars as Blanche DuBois in a semi-staged performance of André Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire, and the compelling violinist Lisa Batiashvili performs Brahms’s Violin Concerto with the revered Staatskapelle Dresden.
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