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"Listen to the World!"

Daniel Barenboim and the
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

December 14-16, 2006

Brown University President Ruth Simmons and the Cogut Center for the Humanities are pleased to announce this historic first performance in Providence of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and their music director, Daniel Barenboim.

Schedule of public events:

Thursday, December 14
Open rehearsal with the Brown Orchestra
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 ("Emperor")
Saleem Abboud Ashkar, piano
Sayles Hall
8-9 pm

Campus conversation
Sayles Hall
9-10:30 pm

Friday, December 15
The Providence String Quartet
and Members of the West-Eastern Divan

Mendelssohn: Octet for Strings (first movement)
8 pm

Campus conversation
Sayles Hall
Immediately following the performance

Saturday, December 16
Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72a
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Oboe,Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon and Orchestra KV 297b
Brahms: Symphony No. 1, Op. 68
2-4 pm

Tickets are free of charge and available from the Office of University Events, 71 George Street, 9am - 5pm, Mon., Dec. 4 - Wed., Dec. 6. Community groups interested in reserving blocks of seats, or anyone needing further information, should call the ticket hotline at 401/863-1055.

Links for more information:

News release

Barenboim biography

Orchestra history

Barenboim-Said Foundation and the Junta de Andalucía