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Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:30 PM // Rackham Auditorium

West-Eastern Divan Ensemble
with Michael Barenboim, music director and violin

 

“No fine words were necessary, no heartfelt plea for peace…young Israelis and Arabs joined together in a musical expression of solidarity.” (The Guardian)

Twenty years ago, the famous Israeli conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim and the Palestinian-American writer and academic Edward Said organized an orchestra that brought together aspiring Israeli and Arab musicians who otherwise would have had little chance to meet, let alone perform with each other. Comprising Arab and Israeli musicians, the group defied the fierce political divide in the Middle East and globally. The West-Eastern Divan Ensemble brings the highly praised artistry of the large orchestra into an intimate chamber music format, with Michael Barenboim, the founder’s son, serving as music director and featured violinist. Through their work, they promote intercultural dialogue and coexistence.

PROGRAM

Brahms String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 18
Benjamin Attahir Jawb for String Octet
Tartini Devil’s Trill Sonata in g minor for Solo Violin
Mendelssohn String Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

PATRON SPONSOR

  • Joel Howell and Linda Samuelson

MEDIA PARTNERS

2/26/20 7:30 PM
Rackham Auditorium

West-Eastern Divan Ensemble
with Michael Barenboim, music director and violin

Starting at $30 (+ fees)
$12-20 student tickets available

“No fine words were necessary, no heartfelt plea for peace…young Israelis and Arabs joined together in a musical expression of solidarity.” (The Guardian)

Twenty years ago, the famous Israeli conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim and the Palestinian-American writer and academic Edward Said organized an orchestra that brought together aspiring Israeli and Arab musicians who otherwise would have had little chance to meet, let alone perform with each other. Comprising Arab and Israeli musicians, the group defied the fierce political divide in the Middle East and globally. The West-Eastern Divan Ensemble brings the highly praised artistry of the large orchestra into an intimate chamber music format, with Michael Barenboim, the founder’s son, serving as music director and featured violinist. Through their work, they promote intercultural dialogue and coexistence.

PROGRAM (Wed 2/26/2020: Rackham Auditorium)

Brahms String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 18
Benjamin Attahir Jawb for String Octet
Tartini Devil’s Trill Sonata in g minor for Solo Violin
Mendelssohn String Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

PATRON SPONSOR

  • Joel Howell and Linda Samuelson

MEDIA PARTNERS