Barenboim & West Eastern Divan Orchestra
(c) Patrick Huerlimann LF

The first coast to coast US Tour of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and Daniel Barenboim concluded last night in Los Angeles. The orchestra returned to the US for the first time after a Beethoven symphony cycle in January 2013 for five performances, November 5 – 11, 2018. The Divan performed Richard Strauss’s “Don Quixote” – with the Iranian cellist Kian Soltani and the Israeli violist Miriam Manasherov as soloists – and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. 

The tour opened at Chicago’s Symphony Center (presented by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra), followed by a performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. The Divan returned to Carnegie Hall in New York for a concert which was broadcasted by WQXR and live streamed on and carried on Facebook Live – watched by 100.000 viewers all over the world, before traveling to the West Coast for two more concerts at Cal Performances’ Zellerbach Hall at UC Berkeley, and at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles (presented by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association).

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