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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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CONCERTS WITH MAURIZIO POLLINI AND THE STAATSKAPELLE BERLIN

January 2009

On January 5th and 6th, Barenboim will lead the Staatskapelle Berlin in the Philharmonie and Konzerthaus as part of the orchestra’s subscription series. Centenarian composer Elliott Carter’s music is once again on the program...
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NEW YEAR'S CONCERT WITH THE VIENNA PHILHARMONIC

January 209

After making his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in November 2008, Barenboim will celebrate another debut after over 50 years on stage, this time leading the Vienna Philharmonic in its New Year’s Concert 2009. As always, the...
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DANIEL BARENBOIM AWARDED ROYAL PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY GOLD MEDAL

January 2008

Daniel Barenboim has been awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society [RPS] Gold Medal, one of the most prestigious honours in classical music. He was presented with the medal by Graham Sheffield, Chairman of the Royal...
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SUNDAY MATINÉES AT STAATSOPER BERLIN TO SHOWCASE DANIEL BARENBOIM AS VOCAL ACCOMPANIST, PIANIST AND CONDUCTOR

January 2008

Over the course of the 2007-2008 season, Daniel Barenboim’s multi-faceted musicianship will be demonstrated in a new series of Sunday Matinées on the stage of the Staatsoper Berlin. He will partner at the piano singers...
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