Alisa Weilerstein, Cello
Sun. March 12, 2023 at 3pm
Presented by The Philharmonic Society of Orange County and Irvine Barclay Theatre
Part of the Eclectic Orange Series
In Alisa Weilerstein’s groundbreaking, multi-year performance series FRAGMENTS, new music by some of the most compelling composers of our time meets the timeless beauty of Bach’s Six Suites for Solo Cello in an immersive, multisensory audience experience.
In FRAGMENTS 1, individual movements from Bach’s first suite are thoughtfully integrated with selected new works to create a wholly original emotional arc. Enhanced by responsive lighting and scenic architecture, the music is performed without pause or printed program details, creating an atmosphere of enchantment, adventure and discovery.
With FRAGMENTS, cellist Alisa Weilerstein creates a space for performer, composer and listener that is at once physically intimate and philosophically expansive.
FEATURED COMPOSERS: In each FRAGMENTS program, 5-6 composers are featured. There are 28 FRAGMENTS composers in total: Andy Akiho, Johann Sebastian Bach, Courtney Bryan, Chen Yi, Alan Fletcher, Gabriela Lena Frank, Osvaldo Golijov, Joseph Hallman, Gabriel Kahane, Daniel Kidane, Thomas Larcher, Tania Leon, Allison Loggins-Hull, Missy Mazzoli, Gerard McBurney, Jessie Montgomery, Reinaldo Moya, Jeffrey Mumford, Matthias Pintscher, Gity Razaz, Gili Schwarzman, Caroline Shaw, Carlos Simon, Gabriela Smith, Ana Sokolović, Joan Tower, Mathilde Wantenaar, Paul Wiancko
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