The soloist in Strauss's colourful Don Quixote is the young Austrian-Persian cellist Kian Soltani. Don Quixote traces in music the crazy, fantastical life of the fanciful Spanish knight.
The afternoon concert will raise funds for research into multiple sclerosis, the disease which ended du Pré's brilliant career. She died in 1987, aged 42.
Barenboim and the academic Edward Said formed the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra to open dialogues between Israeli and Palestinian musicians. Under Barenboim’s leadership, the ensemble goes from strength to strength, and is often a big attraction at the BBC Proms, but this is its first appearance at Royal Festival Hall.
The emotional and musical power of this special orchestra and the occasion itself make this an event to catch, and tickets are selling fast.
|What||Daniel Barenboim's West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Royal Festival Hall|
|Where||Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
On 29 Oct 17, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
|Price||£20 - £125|
|Website||Click here for more information and booking|