Launching into Fall 2021 with Performances of Bach and Joan Tower’s A New Day

This fall, Alisa Weilerstein launches the 2021/22 season with a solo recital of Bach and Golijov at London’s Wigmore Hall (September 13), followed by a program of Tchaikovsky and Haydn at the George Enescu Festival with conductor Horia Andreescu and the Radio Romania Chamber Orchestra (September 18).

At the end of September, Alisa travels to Locarno, Switzerland for the Settimane Musicali Ascona, performing Schubert’s Piano Trio No. 2 with James Ehnes (violin) and Francesco Piemontesi (piano) on September 24. While at the festival, Weilerstein also joins two more performances, performing as part of a program dedicated to Messiaen on September 25 (with James Ehnes, violin; Yulianna Avdeeva, piano; Markus Hinterhaüser, piano; and Francesco Piemontesi, piano) and in a program of Golijov and Chopin on September 26 (with Yulianna Avdeeva, piano).

On October 14 & 17, Weilerstein performs Joan Tower’s A New Day with Franz Welser-Möst and the Cleveland Orchestra. Written specifically for Weilerstein, the piece will be performed later in the season with the Detroit Symphony (March 11-13) and National Symphony (May 19-21). 

The cellist’s other fall highlights include Golijov’s Azul with the Atlanta Symphony (November 4 & 6) and Prokofiev’s Sinfonia Concertante in E minor with the Belgian National Orchestra (December 5).