17. AUGUST‒ 07. SEPTEMBER 2024




Anne-Sophie Mutter (© Bastain Achard)|Daniel Barenboim (© Monika Ritterhaus)

Anne-Sophie Mutter (© Bastain Achard)|Daniel Barenboim (© Monika Ritterhaus)

Wednesday , 07.08.24 - 7:30 pm

Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major op. 77
Arnold Schoenberg: Pelleas und Melisande – Symphonic Poem after Maurice Maeterlinck op. 5

Founded in 1999 by Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra has long developed into one of the world’s most renowned orchestras. From the very beginning, the guiding principle has been to bring together musicians from Israel, Palestine and many other countries in the Middle East and North Africa in order to enable an equal dialogue between the different cultures of the Middle East through the experience of making music together - what message could be more relevant today? To mark its 25th birthday, the orchestra and its founder are now coming to Bremen for the first time. The soloist is star violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, by now herself an honorary member of the orchestra. With its enormous technical demands, Brahms' only violin concerto is one of the most important Romantic concertos. Arnold Schoenberg wrote his symphonic poem »Pelleas und Melisande« in his late Romantic phase in 1903, before he turned to twelve-tone music, and its breathtaking, enormous expressive power makes it surpass even its precursors Richard Strauss and Richard Wagner. Two masterpieces which, in the hands of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, are the perfect messengers for humanism and equality!

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Anne-Sophie Mutter Violin
Daniel Barenboim Conductor

Tickets: € 195 / 160 / 125 / 90 / 55 (concessions 20 %)

supported by the Karin und Uwe Hollweg Stiftung