CAA Arts Access: Orpheus with Alisa Weilerstein '04CC

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CAA Arts Access: Orpheus with Alisa Weilerstein '04CC

Date and time 
Mar 18, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event type 
Arts Access Event
Alumni Artist Event

Tickets start at $20 for Dress Circle and $55 for Prime Parquet

Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall
152 West 57th Street at Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
United States

Join CAA Arts Access for an evening with cellist Alisa Weilerstein '04CC at Carnegie Hall. On March 18, American cellist and MacArthur Fellowship recipient Alisa Weilerstein, will be performing Schumann’s enigmatic Cello Concerto along with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. The early works of great composers are featured, such as Mendelssohn’s refreshing Nocturno for Winds, Webern’s aphoristic Five Movements for Strings, and Schubert’s elegant symphonic salute to the powerful influences of Rossini, Haydn and Mozart.


Mendelssohn: Nocturno for Winds

Schumann: Concerto for Cello

Webern: Five Movements for Strings

Schubert: Symphony No. 6

Learn more about the concert here.

About Alisa Weilerstein ‘04CC

Born in 1982, Weilerstein discovered her love for the cello at just two and a half, when her grandmother assembled a makeshift set of instruments from cereal boxes to entertain her while she was ill with chickenpox. After persuading her parents to buy her a real cello at the age of four, she developed a natural affinity for the instrument and gave her first public performance six months later. At 13, in October 1995, she played Tchaikovsky’s “Rococo” Variations for her Cleveland Orchestra debut, and in March 1997 she made her first Carnegie Hall appearance with the New York Youth Symphony. A graduate of the Young Artist Program at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Richard Weiss, the cellist also holds a degree in history from Columbia University, from which she graduated in May 2004.

Since then, Weilerstein has become a world renowned cellist, putting on many a brilliant shows at Carnegie Hall and The New York Philharmonic.