Carnegie Hall Live: The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra Plays Strauss and Tchaikovsky

Airs Thursday, June 20, 2019, at 1 p.m. The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, founded by conductor Daniel Barenboim and the late Columbia University professor of literature and postcolonial studies Edward Said, fosters dialogue between Israeli, Palestinian and Arab musicians through musical performance. For this concert, the orchestra performed Don Quixote, a tone poem by Richard Strauss based on Cervantes’ novel, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5.