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Conductor Daniel Barenboim rehearses with West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, August 2006.
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This Sunday, the Staatsoper and Staatskappelle will perform Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony Nr. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 and Piano Concerto Nr. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73. Daniel Barenboim will conduct with guest piano soloist Yuja Wang.
So, aside from free admission and a reason to leave the house on Sunday, what's the point in going to this particular performance?
Classical music concerts in Berlin...about as shocking a restaurant serving food. But in this particular case, missing the concert really would mean missing out.
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