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RECENT EVENTS - Prom 46: Daniel Barenboim and the West–Eastern Divan Orchestra

Wednesday 20 August 2014 - 7:30 PM

Proms 2014 Prom 46 Daniel Barenboim

Scheduled end time: 9:45pm

The Marriage of Figaro – overture 5'

Kareem Roustom
Ramal 12'
UK premiere

Ayal Adler
Resonating Sounds 12'
UK premiere


Rapsodie espagnole 17'

Alborada del gracioso 7'

Pavane pour une infante défunte 8'

Boléro 16'

West–Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim

The West–Eastern Divan Orchestra and Daniel Barenboim return for a colourful Spanish-flavoured evening.

We begin just outside Seville in Mozart's vivacious Figaro overture, before drifting into the dreamy Spanish nights of Ravel's Rapsodie espagnole.

Dreams give way to convulsing, urgent dance as we reach the Rapsodie's latter movements – a preview of the rhythmic intensity of the composer's Boléro.

Also featuring here are two works newly composed for the orchestra – both exploring the musical junctions of East and West.