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Alisa Weilerstein, Cello
FRAGMENTS: Chapter One

Sun. March 12, 2023 at 3pm

Presented by The Philharmonic Society of Orange County and Irvine Barclay Theatre

Part of the Eclectic Orange Series

Alisa Weilerstein: cello


FRAGMENTS: Chapter One

With FRAGMENTS, cellist Alisa Weilerstein creates a space for performer, composer, and listener that is at once physically intimate and philosophically expansive.

FRAGMENTS is a groundbreaking project for solo cello that weaves together the 36 movements of Bach’s solo cello suites and 27 newly commissioned works, dividing the whole into six hour-long Chapters to be released over several seasons. FRAGMENTS: Chapter One is set against the familiar backdrop of Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1. 

Within each Chapter, individual movements from a single suite and a selection of new works are mindfully arranged into a new emotional arc, set within an atmosphere of responsive lighting and scenic architecture. The music is performed without pause and without a program, creating a wholly original experience that empowers audiences to surrender to their senses. 

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