March 23-25, Berlioz, Pintscher and Beethoven
François-Xavier Roth conducts Berlioz,
Pintscher and Beethoven featuring cellist Alisa Weilerstein
American cellist Alisa Weilerstein joins French conductor François-Xavier Roth for the world premiere of the BSO-commissioned un despertar, for cello and orchestra!
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- Brian Bell takes a minute to introduce the program of Berlioz, Pintscher and Beethoven being performed on March 23-25, 2017.
- Audio Concert Preview
- Video Podcast: Beethoven's Symphony No. 6
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
BERLIOZ - Le Corsaire Overture (9 min)
Matthias PINTSCHER - un despertar for cello and orchestra (world premiere; BSO co-commission) (25 min)
BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 6, Pastoral (44 min)
Alisa Weilerstein joins French conductor François-Xavier Roth for
the world premiere of the BSO-commissioned un despertar,
for cello and orchestra by German composer Matthias Pintscher, with
whom Weilerstein has collaborated in the past. Pintscher, also a
noted conductor, is a major figure in classical music in both
Europe and the U.S. Opening the program is Hector Berlioz's
alternately romantic and swashbuckling Le Corsaire
Overture, which, as was often the composer's practice, took shape
from earlier sketches. The title is an incidental reference to
James Fenimore Cooper's The Red Rover ("Le Corsaire
rouge"). Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, Pastoral, is his
only explicitly programmatic symphony, a fundamentally cheerful
work illustrating a sojourn in the countryside.