March 23-25, Berlioz, Pintscher and Beethoven

Alisa Weilerstein

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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  1. Brian Bell takes a minute to introduce the program of Berlioz, Pintscher and Beethoven being performed on March 23-25, 2017.
  2. Audio Concert Preview
  3. Video Podcast: Beethoven's Symphony No. 6

François-Xavier Roth, conductor
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)

American cellist 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.