West-Eastern Divan Ensemble. Photo: Peter Adamik

Artists

The West-Eastern Divan Ensemble

Michael Barenboim

Violin and Musical Director

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, commissioned by the Daniel Barenboim Foundation.

Approximate running time: 1h 30m with one intermission

Program

Franz Schubert

Rondo in A Major for Violin and Strings, D. 438

Benjamin Attahir

'Jawb' for String Octet

Felix Mendelssohn

String Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

Johann Sebastian Bach

Sonata for Solo Violin No. 3 in C major BWV 1005

Upcoming performances have not been yet announced