On Your Doorstep at the Guildhall with Alisa Weilerstein

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Elgar                                CELLO CONCERTO

Shostakovich                SYMPHONY NO.1

Rafael Payare                CONDUCTOR

Alisa Weilerstein           CELLO

The Ulster Orchestra is delighted to bring renowned cellist Alisa Weilerstein to share the Guildhall stage this March with her husband, the Orchestra’s dynamic Music Director, Rafael Payare. The programme features Elgar’s stunning Cello Concerto along with one of Shostakovich’s finest works, Symphony No.1, which he composed at the tender age of 18.

The Ulster Orchestra is delighted to perform at the Guildhall as part of the Ulster Orchestra’s On Your Doorstep series of concerts, which seeks to bring the orchestra to new venues and audiences across NI.

“American cellist Alisa Weilerstein’s reading of the Elgar centred wholly on the poetic – the natural expressiveness of the opening filled with dreamlike expectation, a sense of quiet exhilaration in the scherzo passages set alight with nimble flirtatiousness, the Adagio beautifully weighted by a darkened pallor, and the finale making its conciliatory point with impassioned lyricism.” – Kenneth Walton, The Scotsman