Cellist Alisa Weilerstein to Perform with New York Philharmonic October 24-26
Internationally acclaimed cellist, Alisa Weilerstein, will perform together with German cello soloist Daniel Müller-Schott and New York Philharmonic Principal Cellist Carter Brey in a concert of Penderecki's Concerto Grosso, celebrating the composer's 80th birthday, with guest conductor Charles Dutoit and the New York Philharmonic on October 24-26 at Avery Fisher Hall. Also on the program are Ravel'sRhapsodie Espagnole and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. For information on how to purchase tickets, please visit http://nyphil.org.
While this will be Ms. Weilerstein's debut performing Concerto Grosso, she has performed Penderecki's Cello Concerto No. 2 with Lorin Maazel and the New York Philharmonic in 2008 and also with Simone Young and the Hamburg Philharmonic in 2012. Ms. Weilerstein recently performed the Dvo?ák cello concerto for the gala opening concert of the Czech Philharmonic's 2013-14 season, where Mr. Penderecki was in attendance. She last appeared with the New York Philharmonic in November 2012 when she performed Brahms' Double Concerto with the orchestra's concertmaster, Glenn Dicterow.
Ms. Weilerstein's 2013-14 season includes engagements with the Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Houston, and San Francisco symphonies and with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She will tour Europe and Asia to perform with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in the UK, the Orchestra Mozart of Italy, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, the Osaka Philharmonic of Japan, and will perform at Wigmore Hall in London and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
Ms. Weilerstein has attracted widespread attention worldwide for playing that combines a natural virtuosic command and technical precision with impassioned musicianship. The intensity of her playing has regularly been lauded, as has the spontaneity and sensitivity of her interpretations. In September 2011 she was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow and in 2010 she became an exclusive recording artist for Decca Classics, the first cellist to be signed by the prestigious label in over 30 years. In 2012 Decca released her debut album featuring the Edward Elgar and Elliott Carter Cello concertos. Her next album, featuring the Dvo?ák Cello Concerto recorded with Ji?í B?lohlávek and the Czech Philharmonic, is due for release in early 2014.