This fall, Alisa Weilerstein embarks on a six-city, three-country recital tour with friend and frequent collaborator Inon Barnatan.
Together, they start on the east coast at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center on October 16 presenting works by Mendelssohn, Debussy, De Falla, and Chopin.
Alisa and Inon then make their way to New York to realize the world premiere of Steven Mackey’s Through Your Fingers, a piece co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall, on October 17. The evening also includes the Mendelssohn Cello Sonata No. 2 as well as the Britten and Rachmaninoff Cello Sonatas. Several days later, the two also bring this repertoire to Texas, first to Fort Worth’s Kimbell Art Museum on October 19 & 20 and to Houston’s Wortham Center Theater on October 21.
The end of October sees Alisa appear with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for three evenings (October 27-29) to perform the Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor under the baton of Manfred Honeck.
Alisa also collaborates with Inon in Europe, first on November 2 at Germany’s Schlosstheater Celle. There, they present the Mackey along with the Beethoven Cello Sonata No. 2, Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne, and the Brahms Cello Sonata No. 2. On November 4 for their final recital of the fall together, Alisa and Inon come to London’s Wigmore Hall for an evening that hears both the Brahms Cello Sonatas.
On November 10, Alisa joins forces with husband Rafael Payare who conducts the Ulster Orchestra for Dutilleux’s intensely atmospheric Tout un monde lointain.
Back in the States, Alisa performs Prokofiev’s Sinfonia Concertante with Jaap van Zweden and the Dallas Symphony on November 24-26. She then comes to Chicago on December 7-9 & 12 to reunite with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra — led by Neeme Järvi — for an evening of Barber’s Cello Concerto.