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Daniel Barenboim and the 'Orchestra for Gaza' to perform in Gaza

2 May 2011

Maestro Daniel Barenboim, UN Messenger of Peace, will conduct the ‘Orchestra for Gaza’ consisting of distinguished musicians from Staatskapelle Berlin, Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, and Orchestra...
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Daniel Barenboim performs at London's Tate Modern Gallery

7 April 2011

On April 8, 2011 at 21:00h, Daniel Barenboim and members of the Staatskapelle Berlin will give a unique one-off concert at London's Tate Modern Gallery. They will perform an all-Chopin programme on the Turbine Hall...
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Staatsoper Festtage begin April 16

9 April 2011

On April 16, the Festtage of the Staatsoper Berlin will begin with a new production of Alban Berg's opera Wozzeck, directed by Andrea Breth. Daniel Barenboim leads a cast including Roman Trekel in his role debut as Wozzeck, Nadja...
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Benefit Concert for Unicef Japan

25 March 2011

On March 29th, the Berlin Philharmonic and the Staatskapelle Berlin will give a special benefit concert with Simon Rattle and Daniel Barenboim to benefit Unicef in Japan. For tickets and program information click here.
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Bartok, Kurtag, and Brahms

27 March 2011

On March 28th and 31st, Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin perform works by Bartok, Kurtag, and Brahms in the Konzerthaus and the Philharmonie Berlin as part of their subscription season. For exact programs and tickets please...
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Barenboim Cycle at the Staatsoper

26 March 2011

On March 27th at 11:00, the "Barenboim Cycle" at the Staatsoper in the Schiller Theater continues with an all-Brahms program, the Clarinet Sonata in E-Flat, The Cello Sonata in F-Major and the Clarinet Trio op. 114....
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Otto-Hahn Peace Medal

25 March 2011

On March 22nd, Daniel Barenboim was awarded the Otto-Hahn Peace Medal at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin.The prize was awarded by André Schmitz and the laudatio was held by Rolf Verleger.
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Beethoven and Schönberg in Vienna

16 March 2011

This weekend, Barenboim returns to the Vienna Philharmonic, where he has been a regular guest conductor for the past several decades, to play Beethoven's First Piano Concerto (conducting as usual from the piano bench) and...
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Benefit Concert for the Historic Staatsoper Building

7 March 2011

On Tuesday, March 15th, Simon Rattle, Daniel Barenboim, Violeta Urmana, Lioba Brown, Robert Dean Smith, Franz Josef Selig and the Staatskapelle Berlin join forces to raise money for the continuing restoration of the historic...
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Legion of Honor Prize

25 February 2011

On Monday, February 28th, Daniel Barenboim will receive the second highest order of the Legion of Honor, the Grand Officer (Grand Officier). The award will be conferred in the Élysée Palace by President Nicolas Sarkozy...
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Barenboim receives Dresden Peace Prize

14 February 2011

Yesterday, February 13th, Daniel Barenboim was awarded the Dresden Peace Prize, which is given in recognition of attempts at preventing or defusing conflicts between states or peoples. This year's prize was given for...
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Liszt and Schubert piano works

14 February 2011

On February 15th, Daniel Barenboim sets out on an extensive tour performing both piano concertos by Franz Liszt and a handful of all-Schubert recitals. After five concerts this week in Spain, he will appear at the second...
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Tour to United Arab Emirates, Vienna and Paris

24 January 2011

Following this week's concerts in Berlin, Daniel Barenboim takes to the road with the Staatskapelle Berlin and Yefim Bronfman, who will be performing all three Bartok piano concertos with the orchestra....
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Bartok and Tchaikovsky

23 January 2011

On January 24th and 25th, Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin are joined by pianist Yefim Bronfman for Bartok's Second Piano Concerto in the Konzerthaus and Philharmonie Berlin. Bartok shares the stage on these evenings...
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Recital with Magdalena Kozena

23 January 2011

This Sunday, Barenboim continues the "Barenboim cycle" at the Staatsoper Berlin (now located in the Schiller Theater) with celebrated mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená. The program includes works by Ravel,...
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New Year's Concerts in Berlin

29 December 2010

At the end of a long month that began with the triumphant premiere of Die Walküre in Milan, Daniel Barenboim returns to Berlin for his traditional end- and beginning-of-year  performances of Beethoven's Ninth...
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Die Walküre in Milan and in cinemas worldwide

1 December 2010

Daniel Barenboim will conduct the season opener at the Teatro alla Scala on December 7th, a premiere of Guy Cassier's production of Die Walküre in continuation of the theater's cooperation with the German State Opera in...
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Concerts with Filarmonica della Scala

20 November 2010

This week, Daniel Barenboim appears as conductor and soloist with the Filarmonica della Scala. The program includes the choral works Gesang der Geister über den Wassern by Schubert for male choir and strings and Bruckner's...
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Fundraiser for Teatro La Fenice

11 November 2010

On November 14th, Daniel Barenboim will play an all-Schubert program at the Teatro la Fenice in Venice to raise funds for the theater's foundation. Afterwards, he returns to Milan for rehearsals with the Filarmonica...
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West-Eastern Divan members at the Louvre

8 November 2010

Today Daniel Barenboim performs with selected members of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in a chamber music evening at the Louvre. He is joined by his long-time friend, stage director Patrice Chéreau, who will narrate...
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Schubert and Schumann

1 November 2010

The coming week brings more Schubert and Schumann to Daniel Barenboim's performance schedule as 2010 comes to an end. On November 4th and 5th he will appear in Baden-Baden and Basel with an all-Schubert recital program, and...
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Westphalian Peace Prize

25 October 2010

Daniel Barenboim and the musicians of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra are the recipients of this year's Westphalian Peace Prize. The prize, which is given every two years, carries an award of 50,000 Euros and is given to...
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Wagner and Judaism

16 October 2010

On Sunday, Barenboim undertakes the first opera of his second Ring cycle in Berlin and his first with the Staatsoper in the Schiller Theater. Today and tomorrow, Barenboim and a small group of...
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Mozart and Joneleit: Staatskapelle Subscription Concerts

18 October 2010

The Staatskapelle Berlin opened its opera season with a premiere by Berlin composer Jens Joneleit, and on its second subscription concert program, it will perform a further world premiere by the same composer, commissioned and...
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Berliner Rheingold Premiere

7 October 2010

October 17th marks the beginning of the Staatsoper Berlin's first Ring cycle at its temporary home, the Schiller Theater in former West Berlin. Guy Cassier's production of Das Rheingold with choreography by Sidi Larbi...
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Metanoia Premiere at the Schiller Theater

28 September 2010

On October 3rd, the Schiller Theater opens its doors to opera audiences for the first time as Barenboim leads the Staatskapelle and Staatsopernchor Berlin in a world premiere by Jens Joneleit, Metanoia. The opera was to have been...
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All-Boulez Program with the Staatskapelle Berlin

16 September

The opening concerts of the Staatskapelle Berlin's 2010/2011 season are anything but conventional: Barenboim will conduct a full program consisting entirely of the works of his long-time friend and colleague Pierre...
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Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival

8 September 2010

This Saturday, September 11th, Barenboim will perform in the final concert of the Jerusalem Festival, which is directed by his wife, pianist Elena Bashkirova. The program includes two works by Pierre Boulez, Beethoven's Ghost...
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La Scala in Buenos Aires

27 August 2010

This weekend, the chorus and orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala will join Barenboim in Buenos Aires for two performances of Verdi's Aida and one performance of Verdi's Requiem. After an exhausting, musically diverse week and...
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60th Performance Anniversarz

18 August 2010

On August 19th, 1950, Daniel Barenboim gave his first piano recital in his hometown, Buenos Aires, at the age of seven. On the same date sixty years later, he will perform Beethoven's Third and Fourth Symphonies in...
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West-Eastern Divan Orchestra Tour underway in South America

9 August 2010

Yesterday, Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra performed the first concert of a two-and-a-half week South American tour that began in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) and will end with a full week in...
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Opening Speech and Concert of the Salzburg Festival

21 July 2010

Barenboim will deliver the opening speech of the Salzburg Festival this year on July 26th. Previous opening speakers have included George Steiner, Václav Havel, Christoph Ransmayr, and most recently Daniel Kehlmann in 2009. On...
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West-Eastern Divan Workshop in Pilas

14 July 2010

This year’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra workshop begins on July 21st in Pilas, Spain, where the orchestra has been based since 2002. The orchestra will undertake an ambitious program that includes all nine Beethoven Symphonies,...
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Madrid and Granada

1 July 2010

On July 6th and 7th, Barenboim will perform two Bruckner symphonies with the Staatskapelle Berlin in Madrid’s Auditorio Nacional, as well as Chopin’s First Piano Concerto. His homage to Chopin continues on July 9th at the Granada...
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Chopin in Randers and Essen

24 June 2010

On June 29th, Barenboim continues his celebration of the Chopin year, performing both piano concerti with Andris Nelsons and the Staatskapelle Berlin in the Vaerket cultural center in Randers, Denmark. The same program, which...
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Beethoven/Bruckner Cycle

12 June 2010

From June 20th to 27th, Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin undertake a Bruckner/Beethoven odyssey, performing the final six Bruckner Symphonies, all five Beethoven piano concerti and the violin concerto in Berlin’s...
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Barenboim on Che Tempo Che Fa

8 June 2010

On May 30th, Barenboim appeared on the popular Italian talk show "Che Tempo Che Fa," hosted by Fabio Fazio, to talk about and perform Chopin. Other guests on the program included pianist Maurizio Pollini and...
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Staatsoper for All

3 June 2010

On Sunday, June 6th, Barenboim will conduct Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony with the Staatskapelle Berlin on an outdoor stage on Bebelplatz, adjacent to the Staatsoper. The free concert is part of the season's closing...
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Schumann Anniversary

1 June 2010

In celebration of Schumann's 200th birthday, Barenboim will perform a special concert with the Staatskapelle Berlin in the Staatsoper. Young German cellist Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, who was coincidentally born in Zwickau next to...
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Chopin Anniversary Continued

23 May 2010

On May 24th and 25th, Daniel Barenboim will continue his homage to Chopin with a recital in the Teatro Comunale in Florence and a performance of both Chopin piano concertos with Zubin Mehta and the Maggio Fiorentino Orchestra. On...
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Strike in Milan

11 May 2010

On Thursday, May 13th, Daniel Barenboim was to have conducted the premiere of Das Rheingold at the Teatro alla Scala. Over the past few weeks, however, tension between the musicians' and stage hands' unions and the...
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Open Rehearsals in Milan

6 May 2010

The Italian government's proposed opera budget cuts, which will have detrimental effects on the entire country's cultural life, has prompted musicians, stage hands, and other theater employees of Italy's fourteen subsidized...
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The Europe Concert

24 April 2010

This year, the Berlin Philharmonic's annual Europe Concert will be led by Daniel Barenboim in Oxford University's Sheldonian Theatre. The May 1st concert features the young American cellist Alisa Weilerstein, who will be...
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Simon Boccanegra in Milan

9 April 2010

This week, Barenboim is rehearsing with the cast of Simon Boccanegra (which includes Placido Domingo) at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan for its opening there on April 16th. The Federico Tiezzi staging is a co-production with the...
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Festtage 2010

25 March 2010

The annual Easter Festtage are set to begin on Friday, March 26th with a long-awaited comeback by tenor Rolando Villazon, who recently returned to the stage after an unavoidable hiatus. Villazón sings in Achim Freyer's production...
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Chamber Music Matinee Cancelled

18 March 2010

Daniel Barenboim is forced to cancel the matinee concert on Sunday, March 21st, due to a slight case of tendinitis which requires him to desist from playing the piano for a few days. Tickets will be refunded or can be exchanged...
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Schumann for Breakfast; Schubert, Beethoven, and Rands for Dinner

7 March 2010

The Daniel Barenboim Matinee cycle at the German State Opera continues this Sunday, March 14th, with an homage to Robert Schumann on his 200th birthday. Barenboim will perform the Fantasiestücke for Clarinet and Piano, the Three...
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Barenboim will replace Levine on March 3rd and 6th

26 February 2010

James Levine, who was to lead the Staatskapelle Berlin in performances of Mahler's Third Symphony on March 3rd and 6th and perform a piano duo recital with Barenboim on March 5th, was forced to postpone his appearances due to...
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Deutscher Kulturpreis/ German Cultural Award

15 February 2010

Daniel Barenboim was chosen to receive the German Cultural Award in 2009, and it will be ceremoniously presented to him on February 19th in Munich under the auspices of Chancellor Merkel. The Stiftung Kulturförderung, the...
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Nexus Lecture in Tilburg, Netherlands

10 February 2010

On Saturday, February 13th, Daniel Barenboim will take a short break from his Chopin recital tour to deliver the annual Nexus Lecture, an event hosted by the Nexus Instituut and held at Tilburg University. The lecture series was...
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Chopin at 200

8 February 2010

On March 1st, 1810, Frederic Chopin was born near Warsaw; this Thursday, Daniel Barenboim begins an extensive European tour in celebration of the composer's 200th birthday. He will alternate between two different programs in...
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Beethoven and Schönberg in London and Paris

26 January 2010

On January 29th, Barenboim begins a cycle of Schönberg orchestral works and Beethoven piano concertos with the Staatskapelle Berlin. The tour includes four performances in London's Royal Festival Hall, one in Birmingham, and...
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A Schönberg Celebration and a Lieder Matinée

21 January 2010

After a tour to New York with some unusual repertoire for the Vienna Philharmonic which included Schönberg, Webern, and Boulez, Daniel Barenboim returns to his own Staatskapelle Berlin this weekend to conduct an all-Schönberg...
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With the Vienna Philharmonic in Vienna and New York

6 January 2010

This week, Daniel Barenboim is rehearsing with the Vienna Philharmonic for concerts largely based around works by Beethoven and Schönberg, with additional works by Pierre Boulez, Webern, Mahler, and Wagner. The programs include...
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West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in Doha

1 January 2010

On Tuesday, January 5th, Daniel Barenboim will take the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra on tour to Doha, Qatar, for the first time. The concert in the Qatar National Theatre presents a combination of chamber music and orchestral...
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New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day Concerts in Berlin

25 December 2009

This year, Barenboim returns to Berlin again for the annual end- and beginning-of-year concerts of the Staatskapelle Berlin. On December 31st, 2009 at 7:00 PM and January 1st, 2010 at 4:00 PM, he will perform Beethoven’s Ninth...
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Christmas Concert at La Scala

18 December 2009

On Tuesday, December 22nd, Barenboim will conduct the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala in its annual Christmas concert. The orchestra will perform Verdi’s String Quartet in E minor in a version for string orchestra...
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"Una Vita Nella Musica - Artur Rubinstein" Prize in Venice

10 December 2009

On Saturday, December 12, Barenboim will receive the "Una Vita Nella Musica - Artur Rubinstein" Prize in Venice. The prize honors his sixty years of performing as a pianist and conductor, and is considered by many to be...
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Placido Domingo at La Scala, 40 years later

7 December 2009

Just two days after the premiere of Emma Dante's much-awaited production of Carmen as the season opener of the Teatro alla Scala, Placido Domingo celebrates the 40th anniversary of his debut at the same theater as a young,...
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Opening Night at La Scala: Bizet's Carmen

22 November 2009

This week, Daniel Barenboim is rehearsing intensively in Milan for the Teatro alla Scala's grand season opening on December 7th. This year's premiere is an Emma Dante production of Bizet's Carmen. The celebrated Sicilian director...
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Verdi Requiem in Paris and Milan

10 November 2009

On November 15th, Barenboim will take the Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala on tour to Paris to perform the Verdi Requiem once again, a cycle that began last season. Further concerts will take place on November 18th...
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20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Commemorative Concert

5 November 2009

November 9th, 2009 marks the twentieth anniversary of the Berlin Wall's historic fall and the end of a divided Germany. The Staatskapelle Berlin, which belonged to East Berlin twenty years ago, will join Daniel Barenboim in part...
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Benefit Concert for the Renovation of the German State Opera

2 November 2009

On Wednesday, November 4th, Barenboim's longtime friend and colleague Placido Domingo, who is currently starring in Simon Boccanegra at the German State Opera, will sing with the Staatskapelle Berlin in the Philharmonie to raise...
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Free Concert Against Violence at the Gethsemanekirche Berlin

31 October 2009

On November 2nd, Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin join forces against violence in a special memorial concert in the Gethsemanekirche in the Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood of Berlin. On November 5th, 1989, four days before the...
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Barenboim Cycle at the Staatsoper: Orchestral Academy

26 October 2009

Next Sunday, November 1st, Daniel Barenboim continues his cycle of matinee concerts at the Staatsoper Berlin with a project close to his heart: the orchestral academy of the Staatskapelle Berlin. The education of young...
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Simon Boccanegra premiere with Placido Domingo

19 October 2009

This week, Daniel Barenboim is in final rehearsals for the premiere of Simon Boccanegra at the Staatsoper Berlin with Placido Domingo in the title role. Domingo has sung the tenor role of Gabriele Adorno before, and is making his...
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Barenboim Joins Kofi Annan’s Campaign for Climate Justice

16 October 2009

Daniel Barenboim recently became a Climate Ally in support of Kofi Annan’s “Tck Tck Tck: Time for Climate Justice” campaign for a fair, robust and binding agreement at the UN climate talks to be held in Copenhagen...
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Chopin in Copenhagen and Berlin

12 October 2009

This week, Barenboim's Chopin cycle continues with recitals in Copenhagen's Koncerthuset on October 17th and his own musical "home," the Staatsoper Berlin, on October 18th. The program, which will...
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Shostakovich with the Staatskapelle Berlin

1 October 2009

On October 7th and 8th, in the Philharmonie and Konzerthaus Berlin respectively, Daniel Barenboim will lead the Staatskapelle Berlin in an all-Shostakovich program. Gidon Kremer will perform the Violin Concerto No. 2 in...
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Chopin turns 200 years old next year

18 September 2009

In preparation for the Chopin year 2010, Barenboim begins a Chopin cycle this week that will recur throughout the season. On Monday, September 21st, he performs both Chopin piano concerti with the Gulbenkian Orchestra and...
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La Scala in Japan

6 September 2009

This week Daniel Barenboim is in Tokyo, performing Verdi's Messa da Requiem and Aida with the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala. On September 4th, the Scala celebrated its 100th concert in Japan as...
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Staatsoper For Everyone: August 29th and 30th

27 August 2009

On August 29th and 30th Daniel Barenboim opens the German State Opera's season with two free-admission performances. The first, a performance of Tristan und Isolde with Waltraud Meier and Ian Storey in the title roles,...
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Liederabend with Anna Netrebko

16 August 2009

On Monday, August 17th at the Salzburg Festival, Daniel Barenboim will accompany Anna Netrebko in a program of Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov songs (see below for complete program). It is Netrebko's first recital,...
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The First Two Weeks of the West-Eastern Divan Workshop and Tour

15 August 2009

Rehearsals for this summer’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra tour began on July 23rd in Pilas, Spain at the Lantana Hostel, a rural campus with dormitories, a swimming pool, and rehearsal facilities. Barenboim arrived on July 26th...
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West-Eastern Divan Orchestra Tour underway

2 August 2009

Today, Sunday, August 2nd, Daniel Barenboim will commence this summer's West-Eastern Divan Orchestra tour with a symphonic program of Liszt, Wagner, and Berlioz in Seville's Teatro de la Maestranza, and the...
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All-Star Cast of Fidelio Arrives at the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra Workshop

29 July 2009

Today, Wednesday, July 29th, the world-renowned cast of Fidelio arrived in Pilas, Spain to begin rehearsals with Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra for its tenth anniversary tour. Waltraud Meier, Simon O'Neill,...
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West Eastern Divan Orchestra: Tenth Anniversary Tour

20 July 2009

On July 23rd, the members of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra will convene in Pilas, its Andalusian home base, for this year’s workshop, rehearsing for the concert tour and exchanging views and experiences of life from both sides...
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Barenboim Congratulates Youth Orchestra on its Opera Performance in Ramallah

15 July 2009

Daniel Barenboim is “very happy and proud of the achievement of the Youth Orchestra of the Barenboim-Said Foundation in Ramallah.” Yesterday, on July 14th, the opera The Sultana of Cadiz—a patchwork of existing orchestral and...
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On Tour with the Staatskapelle in Granada

July 2009

Barenboim returns to Granada with the Staatskapelle in mid-July to perform three concerts in the Palace of Carlos V. This coliseum-like open-air venue is located on the premises of the historical Alhambra. Due to the summer heat,...
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La Scala: Aida and Concert Tour

June 2009

Barenboim spent the last half of June in Milan conducting performances of Aida with a rotating cast. He traveled with the Filarmonica della Scala to Rome to perform Verdi’s Requiem, and from 27 June to 2 July he took the...
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Contemporary Music with Young People

June 2009

On Sunday, June 14th, the Barenboim cycle at the German State Opera continued with a program of Carter and Berg. Several young musicians from the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and the Staatskapelle Berlin performed some of Elliott...
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Carter and Richard Strauss in the Philharmonie Berlin

June 2009

On June 11th, 12th, and 13th, Barenboim led the Berlin Philharmonic in a program of Strauss’ tone poems—Don Juan and Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks—and Elliott Carter concerti, which included Emmanuel Pahud’s European premiere...
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Schloß Schönbrunn Concert with Vienna Philharmonic

June 2009

On June 4th, Barenboim conducted the Vienna Philharmonic’s annual Schloß Schönbrunn Concert in the park of the historic palace of the same name. Approximately 100,000 people were in attendance for the night-themed concert, which...
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Ruhr Festival

May 2009

On Friday, May 29th, Daniel Barenboim will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto KV 595 in B-flat Major and Mozart’s Symphony no. 41 with the Staatskapelle Berlin at the Ruhr Piano Festival in Wuppertal, Germany.
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60 Years of Germany at the Brandenburg Gate

May 2009

On Saturday, May 23rd, Daniel Barenboim will perform Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in front of the Brandenburg Gate in celebration of the Federal Republic of Germany’s 60th anniversary. The chorus of the German State Opera will join...
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Elliott Carter Chamber Music at Zankel Hall

May 2009

On Monday, May 11th, Daniel Barenboim and members of the Staatskapelle Berlin take a break from their Mahler cycle to honor the living composer Elliott Carter, who turned 100 last December. The chamber music program at Carnegie’s...
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Mahler in Bonn, Vienna, and New York

April 2009

This week Barenboim embarks on a concert tour with Pierre Boulez and the Staatskapelle Berlin, performing the complete Mahler cycle in the Beethovenhalle, the Musikverein, and Carnegie Hall. The Vienna performances are a...
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Cairo Concert

April 2009

On Thursday, April 16th, Barenboim performed in Cairo for the first time in his over fifty years of concertizing. He played Beethoven’s Pathetique Sonata and conducted the Cairo Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s...
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Festtage 2009

April 2009

This year’s Festtage, the annual Easter Festival of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, opens on April 4th with the premiere of Stephan Herheim’s production of Lohengrin with Klaus Florian Vogt, Kwangchul Youn and Dorothea...
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BARENBOIM RECEIVES THEODOR-WANNER PRIZE

April 2009

On Friday, April 3rd, Daniel Barenboim received the Theodor-Wanner Prize for cultural dialogue from the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (institute for foreign relations). The prize was awarded to him for his work with the...
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REBUILDING THE GAZA MUSIC SCHOOL

March 2009

A donation of 50,000€ was recently made in the names of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Mariam Said, and Daniel Barenboim towards the rebuilding and reopening of the Gaza Music School. The school had opened on October 5th,...
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AIDA AT THE STAATSOPER BERLIN

On Saturday, March 14th, Barenboim begins a series of Aida performances with a cast including Norma Fantini, Anna Smirnova (making her Staatsoper debut as Amneris), and Juan Pons. Further performances will follow on March 22nd,...
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STAATSKAPELLE BERLIN WITH RADU LUPU

March 2009

On Monday, March 16th in the Berliner Philharmonie and Tuesday, March 17th in the Konzerthaus Berlin, Barenboim will perform the 6th subscription concert of this season with the Staatskapelle Berlin. The program is as...
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CHAMBER MUSIC AT THE STAATSOPER

March 2009

On Sunday, March 8th, the Barenboim Cycle at the Staatsoper continues with works by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy in continuing celebration of the composer’s 200th birthday. The Staatskapelle’s principal cellist Claudius Popp will...
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PARSIFAL WITH WALTRAUD MEIER, PLACIDO DOMINGO, AND MATTI SALMINEN

March 2009

On Friday, March 6th, Barenboim returns to the Staatsoper Berlin for Wagner’s Parsifal with an all-star cast. Waltraud Meier, Placido Domingo, and Matti Salminen will perform once again in Bernd Eichinger’s production on Monday,...
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TRISTAN UND ISOLDE AT LA SCALA, BEETHOVEN AND SCHÖNBERG WITH FILARMONICA DELLA SCALA

February 2009

On Thursday, February 5th, Patrice Chéreau’s acclaimed production of Tristan und Isolde reopens at Milan’s La Scala with Waltraud Meier and Ian Storey/Robert Gambill under the direction of Daniel Barenboim. Further performances...
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MOSES MENDELSSOHN MEDAL

February 2009

On February 3rd, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s 200th birthday, Daniel Barenboim will be presented with the Moses Mendelssohn Medal, an award granted for a lifetime dedicated to tolerance in the spirit of the Jewish philosopher...
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FELIX MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY TURNS 200

January 2009

On February 3rd, 200 years after Mendelssohn’s birth, Daniel Barenboim will lead the Staatskapelle Berlin in a concert of the composer’s works: his overture to “Ruy Blas” op. 95, the Violin Concerto in E minor (performed by...
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UPCOMING PIANO RECITALS WITH ELENA BASHKIROVA

January 2009

This week, Barenboim will embark on a series of piano recitals with his wife Elena Bashkirova. The first concert will take place on January 26th in Genova’s Teatro Carlo Felice, followed by performances in Turin (Lingotto),...
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CHANGES IN WEST-EASTERN DIVAN ORCHESTRA CONCERT TOUR: TWO CONCERTS IN BERLIN ON JANUARY 12TH

January 2009

Next week, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra was scheduled to begin its tenth anniversary concert tour in Doha, Qatar with a concert on January 10th. Due to the escalating violence in Gaza and the resulting concerns for the...
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