For their 2015 summer workshop and concerts, the musicians of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra will return to Buenos Aires’s Teatro Colón for performances with co-founder Daniel Barenboim and legendary pianist Martha Argerich, and embark on a tour to the leading music festivals of Europe.
Following last summer’s sold-out, inaugural Festival de Música y Reflexión at the Teatro Colón, the West-Eastern Divan led by Daniel Barenboim will return to the historic Argentinian theatre for a series of concerts (24 July – 8 August, 2015) that spotlights the music of Pierre Boulez, Richard Wagner, and Béla Bartók, Piotr Tchaikovsky, and Arnold Schönberg.
A highlight of the orchestra’s Buenos Aires performances will include concerts at the city’s Islamic Center (1 August), Libertad Temple (5 August), and Metropolitan Cathedral (6 August). The performances will be free of charge.
The Teatro Colón residency will also include a special chamber concert comprising Arab and Iranian music, as well as a Reflection Symposium that sees orchestra co-founder Daniel Barenboim in conversation with former Spanish prime minister Felipe González.
From Argentina, the West-Eastern Divan travel to Europe, where they appear at the Salzburg Festival (12, 13 & 14 August), Waldbühne Berlin (15 August) and Lucerne Festival (16 & 17 August). The summer tour concludes with a special appearance at the BBC Proms in London (18), featuring Schönberg’s Chamber Symphony No. 1, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with violinist Guy Braunstein, cellist Kian Soltani, and Barenboim at the piano.