Fresh from highly successful performances with the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, this week Alisa Weilerstein embarks on a tour with the Czech Philharmonic, spanning over nine cities in the UK and US.
Giving her first concert this Wednesday 24 October at the Royal Academy of Music’s Duke’s Hall, Alisa will perform Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B Minor conducted by Semyon Bychkov. This concert will be broadcast live at 7.30pm on BBC Radio 3. You can also catch Alisa on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune this Tuesday at 5pm.
Alisa then continues the tour in the US where her first concert state-side will be at Carnegie Hall (27 October). She will also perform at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington (29 October), Wharton Center in East Lansing (30 October), Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor (1 November), Chicago Symphony Center (4 November), Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa (7 November), and San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall (11 November). Alisa will be giving several masterclasses and a recital during the tour as well. You can find more information on all of these performances here.
The beginning of the 2018/19 season started off as a huge success for Alisa with her critically acclaimed album – a collaboration with the Trondheim Soloists for her debut disc with Pentatone – Transfigured Night. Hailed as Presto Classical’s “Recording of the Week”, and BBC Radio 3’s “Disc of the Week” (August 2018), the disc also received ★★★★ from The Times, The Guardian and rave reviews from Gramophone who commented that, “you’d go far to find performances of the Haydn concertos that match Alisa Weilerstein’s mix of stylistic sensitivity, verve and spontaneous delight in discovery”. You can find more information about the album here.
Future highlights this season include performances with the Rotterdam and Gothenburg Philharmonic, Orquesta Nacional de España and Danish National, Cincinnati and Toronto Symphony orchestras.