Alisa Weilerstein announces two major new partnerships to ring in the new year – she has signed an exclusive, multi-album contract with PENTATONE, the Dutch label specializing in high-end, five-channel surround sound, and looks forward to making to her first recording for the label this spring. Due for release later this year, the new album pairs masterworks of the First and Second Viennese Schools – two Haydn concertos with Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht – and marks the first collaboration of her new multi-season role as Artistic Partner of Norway’s celebrated Trondheim Soloists.
Alisa Weilerstein commences the new year with the New York Philharmonic, performing Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations from Jan 4-6 & 9. She is joined at David Geffen Hall by conductor and pianist Jeffrey Kahane in a program of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17 and Haydn’s Symphony No. 98.
Alisa then joins the Hallé Orchestra at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on January 18.
Alisa Weilerstein and recital partner Inon Barnatan perform at Carnegie Hall on October 17 in a program that includes the world premiere Steven Mackey’s Through Your Fingers. Co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall and Wigmore Hall, Through Your Fingers is presented as part of Carnegie Hall’s 125 Commissions Project.
On his process for composing Through Your Fingers, Mackey states: “Writing for Alisa and Inon appealed to me precisely because of the potential—if not necessity—of doing something more intimate and detailed than the orchestral music and quartets I’ve composed over the past 20 years.