• 23 May

    Two Nights of Beethoven and Strauss at the Salle Pleyel

    The official orchestra of the Berlin State Opera, the Staatskapelle Berlin, is performing at the Salle Pleyel in July 2014. Thanks to the concet venue's close proximity to the Champs-Elysées, those staying at any one of the Sister Hotels Champs-Elysées have easy access to this performance. The Staatskapelle Berlin will be led by famous conductor Daniel Barenboim. Barenboim is a talented pianist in addition to having acted as the music director for groups such as Milan's La Scala, the Orchestre de Paris and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

    Joining the already impressive combination of Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin is the pianist Radu Lupu. Romanian-born Lupu is an award-winning concert pianist who has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The musician is most well known for his interpretations of Schubert, Mozart and Beethoven. On  Thursday, July 3, 2014, it is Beethoven's Concerto for Piano No. 4 that will be performed by Lupu. Backed by the orchestra and Barenboim, Lupu will also play Edward Elgar's Symphony No. 2 Op. 63.

    The day before on Wednesday, July 4, instead of Lupu Claudius Popp and Felix Schwartz will join Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin to put on a concert of Strauss.  With Popp on the cello and Schwart on the viola, Wednesday's performance will offer Strauss's Ein Heldenleben Op. 40 and Don Quixote Op. 35. Both of these works are considered symphonic poems, giving the public a chance to discover this interesting form of musical expression.

    More information about the concerts and the music venue can be found on the Salle Pleyel's website. Tickets can also be purchased on this website