Daniel Barenboim and West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim and academic Edward Said formed the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra to open dialogues between Israeli and Palestinian musicians.
Under Barenboim’s leadership, the ensemble goes from strength to strength, delivering performances as profound as the philosophy behind its formation.
Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.5 certainly demands such insight. Throughout the work, Tchaikovsky charts what he called ‘the inscrutable designs of Providence’, played out as a tussle between despair and hope.
Inspired by the novel by Miguel de Cervantes, Strauss retells on Quixote in music of ravishing beauty. The eponymous central character is represented by the solo cello, performed by exciting young Iranian cellist Kian Soltani.
October 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the death of cellist Jacqueline du Pré, whose life was so intertwined with Daniel Barenboim’s.
She was 42 and had multiple sclerosis (MS).
Proceeds from this tribute concert will go to the MS Society’s Stop MS Appeal to raise funds for groundbreaking research. Through fundraising and generous donations the charity aims to revolutionise treatment and ultimately transform the lives of people affected by MS.
PerformersWest-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim conductor
Kian Soltani cello
RepertoireR Strauss: Don Quixote
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5
need to know
Please note start time of 6.30pm.
£7 student tickets are available via the Student Pulse app in the month before this concert. Some of these seats are on the stage. Download the app from any app store or go to studentpulse.mobi.