Michael Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Ensemble
SCHUBERT Rondo in A Major for Violin and Strings, D. 438
BENJAMIN ATTAHIR Jawb for String Octet (commissioned for West-Eastern Divan Ensemble)
TARTINI Devil’s Trill Sonata for Solo Violin
MENDELSSOHN String Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20
Experience the healing power of music as young artists from Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and Egypt perform together. Led by concertmaster Michael Barenboim, the group draws its members from the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, founded in hopes of finding alternative ways to alleviate the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Join us at 6:30 pm for a special pre-concert talk featuring Michael Barenboim; musicians from the West-Eastern Divan Ensemble; and Alan Chapman, theory faculty.