This spring, Alisa Weilerstein indulges her love of the intimate subtleties of chamber music on a U.S. tour with old and new friends: her frequent collaborator, pianist Inon Barnatan; Armenian violinist Sergey Khachatryan; and Scottish percussionist Colin Currie.
Their program centers on Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Eduard Steuermann’s transcription of Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht, along with Viktor Derevianko’s transcription of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 15 for piano trio and percussion. A February performance by this “starry group” in London’s Wigmore Hall was praised for its “virtuosity and finesse” in a four-star review in The Guardian.
The tour stops at Chicago’s Harris Theater (May 6), the Virginia Arts Festival in Norfolk (May 8), Washington DC’s Kennedy Center (May 9), and the Folly Theater in Kansas City (May 10), culminating with a stand-alone performance at the Aspen Music Festival this summer (July 25).