Nasher Sculpture Center presents Soundings: Alisa Weilerstein
Nasher Sculpture Center's 2014 Soundings series will kick off with Alisa Weilerstein in recital.
Johann Sebastian Bach wrote his six suites for unaccompanied cello in a single year, the same year he wrote his sonatas and partitas for unaccompanied violin. The enormity of this goes beyond Bach’s ability to compose so prolifically with such sheer beauty and invention. Each of these works seems a miracle of medium, able to realize an unimaginable potential living in a single instrument.
Weilerstein will play a program framed by Bach’s cello suites and exploring the works for solo cello of Zoltán Kodály, Benjamin Britten and Osvaldo Golijov.