Alisa Weilerstein cello
J.S. Bach Suites for solo cello (complete) (140’)
(There will be a 25 minute interval)
Stephen Threlfall introduces the concert and the new International Concert Series 19|20.
Alisa Weilerstein opens the International Concert Series with these remarkable suites for unaccompanied cello, which are amongst the most technically demanding in the repertoire.
At the time of composition, believed to be between 1717 and 1723, the cello was most commonly seen as an accompanying instrument, but here Bach took a musical journey that displayed the virtuosity of the instrument and its performer.
Perhaps surprisingly, there are no tempo markings for the movements, meaning each performance is open to the interpretation of the artist.
In performances marked by intensity, sensitivity and a wholehearted immersion in each of the works she interprets, the American cellist Alisa Weilerstein has long proven herself to be in possession of a distinctive musical voice.
Part of Manchester’s International Concert Series, The Bridgewater Hall’s own classical music concert series.
Travel & Dining
Purchase discounted parking (evening concerts only) and reduced price Metrolink tram tickets along with your concert tickets.