Cellist Alisa Weilerstein’s Debut With The Berliner Philharmoniker And Daniel Barenboim Tuesday, April 27 Webcast Live Through The Digital Concert Hall
Cellist Alisa Weilerstein’s debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker and conductor Daniel Barenboim on Tuesday, April 27 will be webcast live through the Orchestra’s Digital Concert Hall enabling audiences worldwide to watch her debut performance.
Ms. Weilerstein will perform Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor at the Berlin Philharmonie. The sold-out concert will also include the Prelude to Act 3 of Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Brahms’s Symphony No. 1 in C minor. Tickets to watch the concert live online cost 9.90 EUR (approximately $14) and are available from www.berliner-philharmoniker.de/dch. The concert begins at 8 p.m. in Berlin , which will be 2 p.m. EDT/1 p.m. CDT/11 a.m PDT. A few days after the concert, it will also become available in the video archive of the Digital Concert Hall.
On Saturday, May 1st the Berliner Philharmoniker, Mr. Barenboim and Ms. Weilerstein will present the same program at the Sheldonian Theatre at the University of Oxford in England . This concert is the Orchestra’s annual European Concert that is held in a different European city each year to commemorate the founding of the Berliner Philharmoniker in 1882. This concert will be televised worldwide ( U.S. network and air date to be confirmed) and also released on DVD by the Berliner Philharmoniker.
Following her Berliner Philharmoniker concerts, Ms. Weilerstein will return to the U.S to make her debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and music director Gustavo Dudamel on Thursday, May 6 at 8:00 p.m. performing the Dvorak Cello Concerto. The program will be repeated on Friday, May 7 at 11:00 a.m. and Saturday, May 8 at 8:00 p.m. These concerts will also mark Ms. Weilerstein’s Walt Disney Concert Hall debut. In December 2009 Ms. Weilerstein and Gustavo Dudamel performed this concerto together with the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra on a tour of Venezuela .
Ms. Weilerstein will then embark on a busy summer season that includes performances at the Spoleto Festival USA, the Virginia Arts Festival, Tanglewood and the Aspen Music Festival. She will return to Europe in July for performances at the Bad Kissengen Festival in Germany , the Delft Festival in the Netherlands and the Edinburgh Festival with the Minnesota Orchestra among other European festivals.
Twenty-eight-year-old Ms. Weilerstein has attracted widespread attention for playing that combines a natural virtuosic command and technical precision with impassioned musicianship. In November 2009 Ms. Weilerstein was invited by First Lady Michelle Obama to take part in the White House Music Series Classical Music Student Workshop and Concert. She is also a Celebrity Advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.