Renowned conductor Barenboim to perform in Istanbul
Monday, May 12, 2014
ISTANBUL – Istanbul will host renowned conductor Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin, one of the oldest orchestras of the world, on Thursday.
The ensemble will perform Richard Wagner’s “Tristan and Isolde” and “the Master-Singers of Nuremberg,” and Edward Elgar’s “Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 63" in Zorlu Performing Arts Center, according to a statement issued by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts on Monday.
Seven times Grammy Award winner Barenboim was designated as a 'United Nations peace messenger' by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in 2007.
Founded as a palace orchestra in 1570, the Staatskapelle Berlin has been conducted by many stars of classical music such as Gaspare Spontini, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Felix von Weingartner, Richard Strauss, Erich Kleiber, Wilhelm Furtwangler and Herbert von Karajan throughout its history.
Barenboim has served as the orchestra’s general music director since 1992, and in 2000 the orchestra voted him as 'conductor for life.'
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