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West-Eastern Divan Orchestra / Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with Kian Soltani (cello) and Miriam Manasherov (viola)

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 8:00 PM

Special Concerts The Human Journey

Defying the fierce political divide in the Middle East, this remarkable orchestra brings together young Israeli, Palestinian, and other Arab musicians. Conducted by orchestra co-founder Daniel Barenboim, the program features Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony, as well as R. Strauss’s Don Quixote with solos by orchestra members Kian Soltani (cello) and Miriam Manasherov (viola). 

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A NOTE TO PATRONS SEATED IN THE CHORISTERS FOR THIS PERFORMANCE: This concert will be preceded by a short video about the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. The video screen in the Concert Hall will partially obstruct the Chorister section, so the Chorister section will be closed before and during the video screening. All patrons with Chorister seats will be directed to the Israeli Lounge (Box Tier level), where the video will be privately screened. Following the video, Chorister patrons will be escorted to their seats, after which the concert will begin. We thank you for your understanding and apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

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Kian Soltani, cello
Miriam Manasherov, viola

Defying the fierce political divide in the Middle East, this remarkable orchestra brings together young Israeli, Palestinian, and other Arab musicians. Conducted by orchestra co-founder Daniel Barenboim, the program features Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony, as well as R. Strauss’s Don Quixote which will include solos by orchestra members Kian Soltani (cello) and Miriam Manasherov (viola). 

Performance Timing: Part One - 48 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Part Two - 45 min.

Co-presented with Washington Performing Arts

Watch and Listen

Introduction to the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra