The West-Eastern Divan Ensemble—founded in 2019 for the 20th anniversary of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra by its concertmaster Michael Barenboim—unites members of the orchestra in an intimate chamber-music formation. Following its inaugural U.S. tour in the spring of 2020, the ensemble now comes to the Pierre Boulez Saal with a program that includes the German premiere of Benjamin Attahir’s string octet Jawb, a piece written for the ensemble.
- Violin and Musical Director
- Michael Barenboim
- West-Eastern Divan Ensemble
Franz Schubert - Rondo for Violin and Strings A major D 438
Benjamin Attahir - Jawb for String Octet, German Premiere - Commissioned by the Daniel Barenboim Foundation
Johann Sebastian Bach - Sonata for Solo Violin No. 3 in C major BWV 1005
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - Octet for Strings in E-flat major Op. 20