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About This Performance

The Leningrad premiere of Shostakovich’s Fifth, with its rip-roaring finale, was a huge success – the audience reportedly responded with a 30-minute ovation! It proved equally popular around the world and is now his most performed symphony.

For this event in the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival, the soloist is the young and talented Alisa Weilerstein, who will play both the Tchaikovsky and Respighi works on this program. Coincidentally, for her Cleveland Orchestra debut at age 13, she played the same Rococo Variations by Tchaikovsky.

Part of the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival
A large contingent of the world’s greatest cellists will converge at USC to celebrate the Gregor Piatigorsky International Cello Festival. As part of this celebration, the LA Phil will present several special events, including a weekend of concerts in which each performance will feature a different piece with a different cello soloist.

Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.

Upbeat Live: pre-concert talks

  • Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 1:00pm

Tom Neenan

Thomas Neenan, Lecturer in Music History and Theory at Caltech and Music Director and Conductor of The Chamber Orchestra at St. Matthew's in conversation with Cellist Alisa Weilerstein