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Music beyond the Pierre Boulez Saal

© Kai Heimberg

The "thinking ear" is always curious. This is why the Pierre Boulez Saal is a hall opened to the world of chamber music. We are genuinely interested in the programs of other venues or festivals in Berlin and beyond. In this section we will feature performances, events or initiatives that we consider interesting. 

The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra on Tour

From Aarhus to Los Angeles


On August 9, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra’s annual summer tour kicks off at the Musikhuset in Aarhus, Denmark, with a concert conducted by Daniel Barenboim. Further stops include performances in Copenhagen, at the BBC Proms in London, and at the festivals of Aldeburgh, Lucerne, and Salzburg. Berlin audiences will have the chance to experience the orchestra live at the traditional Waldbühne concert on August 19, with violinist Lisa Batiashvili as the soloist.

The Divan will be back on the road in November for a week-long U.S. tour, including appearances at New York’s Carnegie Hall as well as in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Berkeley, and at Disney Hall in Los Angeles—the spectacular venue designed by Frank Gehry, who also created the Pierre Boulez Saal.