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    The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and Daniel Barenboim performing Richard Strauss' "Don Quixote" © Manuel Vaca, Paris 2017

The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra returns to the United States

Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra return to the US for five performances, Coast to Coast, November 5 – 11, 2018. The Divan performs Richard  Strauss’s “Don Quixote” – with the Iranian cellist Kian Soltani and the Israeli violist Miriam Manasherov stepping forward from the orchestra to play the solo parts – and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5.

The tour opens at Chicago’s Symphony Center (presented by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra), followed by a performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. The Divan will return to Carnegie Hall in New York, before traveling to the West Coast for concerts at Cal Performances’ Zellerbach Hall at UC Berkeley, and at Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles (presented by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association).

This is the first visit to the US in more than five years, after performing the Beethoven cycle at Carnegie Hall in January 2013, with additional performances in Boston and Providence.

The first coast to coast US-Tour of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and Daniel Barenboim in November 2018 is part of the initiative »Wunderbar together – Germany and the US«, an initiative funded by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, implemented by the Goethe Institut and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI).