Sunday, August 19, 2018

Daniel Barenboim in Berlin Waldbühne

West- Eastern Divan symphony orchestra and world famous conductor Daniel Barenboim concert, August 19-August 2018 at 19:00

Daniel Barenboim was born in 1942 in the city of Buones Aires, Argentina. His parents both were talented pianists and piano teachers. Grand parents were Jewish immigrants who ran away from Pogroms of Russia in the early 1900s. Daniel has received his piano education of his father and his mother since early ages.
The family all migrated to Israel in 1952. Daniel later continued his piano education in Salzburg and Paris, becoming a concert pianist worldwide. He studied to be orchestra conductor afterwards. He directed a large number of orchestra. He was the conductor of Milan's The LaScala opera in Italy .
Now he is the orchestra conductor of Berlin Stadt opera house.
He is also the Berlin Stadtscapella orchestra conductor.
Daniel Barenboim has Argentina, Israel, Palestine and Spanish citizenship.
He is a polyglot, he speaks a lot of languages, Spanish, Hebrew, French, German, English and Italian.
Together with Palestinian American scholar Edward Sait, David Barenboim formed West Eastern Divan symphony orchestra with young musicians from Spain, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Iranian in 1999 in the city of Seville in Spain,
The Divan symphony orchestra gives concerts in various parts of the world. Orchestra aims for the common cooperation of mankind and world peace. We do not know why there is not a Turkish orchestra member in the orchestra.
Waldbühne means "forest stage". It was built in 1935 by Nazi Germany administrators for large demonstrations for political purposes. It was bombed and Damaged during WW2. After the war the theatre was repaired, renovated, first used for rock concerts.
It has a design of 22,000 seat capacity Greek-Roman amphitheater.
Rain and sun protection are added to the stage. The audience seating areas are at open air. The location is right in the forest, next to the Berlin Olympic stadium, very easy to reach by ubahn sbahn and car. You get down at the Pichelsberg station, and walk for 10 minutes to reach the venue.
Tickets could be purchased from the internet.
Tickets for this concert went on sale in price range of € 25-75.
The gates are opening at 18:00, the concert starts at 19:00.
You are listening to the concert and watching the sunset.
In the concert program, Lisa Batiashvili, born in 1979, played viola concerto from Tchaikovsky, followed by Debussy's two orchestral pieces. The beautiful soloist Lisa Batiashvili came out with a light green long dress, she started with low tempo and from time to time kept on harsh interpretation, the conductor and his orchestra followed her. When her concert was over, she played with concertmaster a bis violin duet.
During half an hour intermission, there were food and beverage sales in the back kiosks, the audience consumed plenty of local draft beer and cold white wine.
In the second half Debussy works were performed. In this part, the orchestra has been unified. Finally, the Carmen opera was played as three separate pieces of bis.
At the end of the concert, conductor Daniel Barennoim thanked the audience. Next year, it is going to be the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the 20th anniversary of the Divan orchestra foundation, and 10th anniversary on the Waldbühne stage, all invited to the July 2019 concert.
The space for 22,000 people was full. It was recommended to have Blankets, polar, hat and cushion to stay two hours in summer bleese in the concert. All small children fall asleep. They were carried by parents earlier.
In the second half of August the nights are getting cooler in Berlin.
It is very nice to listen to classical music in the open air atmosphere in the sweet coolness of summer nights.
Especially listening to the concert of an orchestra conductor like Daniel Barenboim is a great pleasure, a great privilege. Concert recording will be released in YouTube.
There are youtube records from earlier years. There is Italian world famous tenor Andrea Bochelli concert in the same place next week.
The concerts continue until the end of September 2018. 2019 concerts start in June.
Our concert was completed by 22:00 hours. Other than car owners and bikers, all others we walked to the nearest Sbahn station and left for home.

Berlin, 20 August 2018

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