Alisa Weilerstein travels to Japan for a series of recitals in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Hyogo November 8 to 13. The cellist uses Bach’s third cello suite to complement Britten’s Tema Sacher and two pieces from her 2014 album Solo: Osvaldo Golijov’s Omaramor and Kodály’s Sonata for Solo Cello, of which the New York Times found the cellist’s recorded performance “staggering.”
Alisa’s solo appearances are bookended by orchestral appearances in Tokyo and Sydney. Just before the recital tour, Alisa joins the Tokyo Symphony and Simone Young in Kawasaki on November 3, Tokyo on November 5, and Niigata on November 6 for Dvořák’s Cello Concerto. On November 16, 17, and 18, Alisa appears with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Brett Dean for the Dvořák Cello Concerto as well as her interpretation of Lutosławski’s Sacher Variation for Solo Cello.