United States Summer Festival Appearances at Ravinia, Grant Park, and Aspen

Following concerts at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Alisa Weilerstein travels to the United States this July for appearances at a trio of music festivals.

She joins the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and conductor Andrew Davis on Saturday, July 16 at the Ravinia Festival, the ensemble’s summer home, to present her acclaimed interpretation of Elgar’s Cello Concerto. Hear Alisa’s recording of this cornerstone of the cello repertoire, which was named BBC Music’s “Recording of the Year 2013”, here on Apple Music, here on Spotify, and here on Amazon. Read More

Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

Alisa Weilerstein kicks off her summer season in Germany with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, presenting Haydn’s Cello Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 under the auspices of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival. These touchstones of the cello repertoire are bookended by orchestral performances of Beethoven’s Symphonies Nos. 1 and 8, all under the baton of Paavo Järvi.

Find more information here about these concerts on Friday, July 8 in Rendsburg’s Christkirche and on Saturday, July 9 at the Laeiszhalle Hamburg. Read More

European premiere of Dusapin’s Outscape with Staatsorchester Stuttgart

On the heels of her world premiere performances of Pascal Dusapin’s Outscape with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Alisa returns to Germany for the concerto’s European premiere with the Staatsorchester Stuttgart and conductor Markus Stenz on Sunday, June 19 and Monday, June 20.

“If the Chicago Symphony Orchestra must be reduced to playing only one world premiere this season, let it be a new work as absorbing and important as French composer Pascal Dusapin’s cello concerto, Outscape. 

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