Alisa Weilerstein joins the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and conductor Cristian Măcelaru for the world premiere performances of Pascal Dusapin’s Outscape, a Chicago Symphony co-commission. Performances take place Thursday, May 26 through Sunday, May 29 and Tuesday, May 31, part of a program that also includes Ibert’s Bacchanale and Holst’s The Planets.
“The piece has a very interesting combination of yearning lyricism and urgent drive”, says Alisa in CSO Sounds & Stories. “One could almost describe it as neo-romantic in that it is emotionally very open, and yet its orchestration and language is absolutely of today. There is an almost constant, very intricate rhythmic interplay between the orchestra and soloist that gives the piece a nervous energy, and it makes for some incredibly compelling writing.”
Next month, Alisa returns to Germany for Outscape’s European premiere with the Stuttgart Opera Orchestra on June 19 and 20.