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  • 2013 American tour
    Carnegie Hall, 2013 © Manuel Vaca

2013 American tour

Daniel Barenboim & West-Eastern Divan Orchestra’s “Beethoven for All” US Tour (Jan 23 – Feb 3) Includes Symphonies at Carnegie Hall; Boston Debut; Concerts at Columbia, Brown & Poisson Rouge; and Documentary at Symphony Space

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  • BBC Proms residency 2012
    © Chris Christodolou
  • BBC Proms residency 2012
    © Chris Christodolou
  • BBC Proms residency 2012
    © Chris Christodolou
  • BBC Proms residency 2012
    © Chris Christodolou

BBC Proms residency 2012

For their multi-year Beethoven for All project, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra participated in an eight-day residency from July 20 to 27 at the BBC Proms as part of the London 2012 Festival, the cultural celebrations of the Olympic Games.

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  • Beethoven for all project

The Beethoven for All project

To coincide with the WEDO Summer Tour 2012, Daniel Barenboim and Decca Classics are embarking on an ambitious multi-album Beethoven for All recording project, which includes releases of complete cycles of the composer’s symphonies with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, piano concertos with the Staatskapelle Berlin, and piano sonatas.

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  • The Castel Gandolfo concert
    © Luis Castilla
  • The Castel Gandolfo concert
    © Servizio Fotografico - L'Osservatore Romano 2012
  • The Castel Gandolfo concert
    © Luis Castilla
  • The Castel Gandolfo concert
    © Servizio Fotografico - L'Osservatore Romano 2012
  • The Castel Gandolfo concert
    © Servizio Fotografico - L'Osservatore Romano 2012

The Castel Gandolfo concert

Pope Benedict XVI praises “professional excellence and ethical and spiritual engagement” of Daniel Barenboim and the WEDO

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  • Barenboim and Divan Orchestra’s “Beethoven for All” summer tour 2012

Barenboim and Divan Orchestra’s “Beethoven for All” summer tour 2012

Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra – the much-lauded ensemble of young Arab and Israeli musicians that Barenboim co-founded in 1999 with the late Palestinian-born literary scholar Edward Said – embark on an eight-city European tour this summer as part of their multi-year Beethoven for All project, which seeks to take the composer’s message of common humanity to audiences around the world. Highlights of the tour include a concert at Castel Gandolfo at the invitation of Pope Benedict XVI (July 11), a performance in the palace gardens at Versailles (July 13), concerts at Berlin’s Waldbühne (July 29) and the Salzburg Festival (August 2 & 3), and an eight-day residency from July 20 to 27 at the BBC Proms as part of the London 2012 Festival, the cultural celebrations of the Olympic Games.

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  • The Asia Tour 2011
    Photo © Monika Ritterhaus

The Inaugural Asia Tour, 2011

Following concerts with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in Seville and Madrid, Daniel Barenboim will lead the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in its debut concerts on the Asian continent as part of their Beethoven for All tour.

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