USA Tour November 2018

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 will perform 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 will open 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).


Tour 2018



The 2018 US tour of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra is their 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.

60 Minutes

Composer Daniel Barenboim CBS News

CBS 60 Minutes Report on the work of Daniel Barenboim with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and the Barenboim-Said Akademie.

On Sunday, April 1, 2018, CBS 60 Minutes aired a report taped in Ramallah, in the West Bank, and in Berlin, Germany, on the work of Daniel Barenboim at the Barenboim-Said Music Center, Ramallah, the Barenboim-Said Akademie, Berlin, and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.