This year marks the 30th anniversary of the premature death of world-renowned cellist Jacqueline du Pré to multiple sclerosis. Maestro Barenboim will conduct his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in their first appearance together at the Royal Festival Hall, in tribute to du Pré - Barenboim’s wife of 20 years.
The concert will feature Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.5 and Strauss’s Don Quixote, with the young Austrian-Persian cellist Kian Soltani as soloist.
The MS Society is honoured to have been offered the opportunity by Maestro Barenboim to mark this occasion with a fundraising tribute concert, commemorating Jacqueline du Pré’s life and extraordinary talent.
All funds raised from the concerts will go to The Jacqueline du Pré Tribute Fund. The tribute fund has been established to support pioneering MS research, as part of the Stop MS Appeal, delivering an appropriate and fitting tribute to Jacqueline.
With the original date of 28th October selling out within two weeks, the Jacqueline du Pré Tribute Concert is the fastest selling of the Southbank Centre’s 2017-18 classical season. Delighted with this level of interest, Maestro Barenboim has kindly offered an additional date, Sunday 29th October. Tickets are now available online.
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We are delighted to have a number of exciting auction prizes available to bid on now, ranging from a private cello lesson with Yo-Yo Ma to a wonderful weekend away in Berlin where you’ll get to go to Maestro Barenboim's open air concert.
The majority of these prizes will close on Saturday 28 October at 10.30pm, with one remaining prize which is available until 7pm on Sunday 29 October. Good luck and happy bidding!