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  • The Sound of Utopia

“The Sound of Utopia” is new book that traces the journey from the first workshops of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra to the founding of the Barenboim-Said Akademie in Berlin.

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  • Barenboim-Said Akademie’s Pierre Boulez Saal announces inaugural season

Barenboim-Said Akademie's Pierre Boulez Saal announces inaugural season

The Pierre Boulez Saal, the public face of the Barenboim-Said Akademie, announces its inaugural season today.

“We want to bring you close to extraordinary music of many different kinds, performed by some of today’s finest musicians,” say Divan co-founder Daniel Barenboim and Boulez Saal Founder and Director Ole Bækhøj. “And we want to do this in an intimate setting that will allow you to listen closely–a place where contemporary music thrives and naturally co-exists with the Classical, Romantic, and 20th-century repertoire, where world premieres will share the stage with Arab music, jazz, lectures and more.”

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  • Divan Orchestra embarks on European tour
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Divan Orchestra embarks on European tour

This August, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra embarks on a four-city, six-concert tour across Europe following their annual residency at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. Divan co-founder Daniel Barenboim leads the orchestra and pianist Martha Argerich is the featured guest soloist.

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