In Focus (Bonus Episode) In Recital: Alisa Weilerstein Plays Bach

Event Information

  • Dates: February 25, 2021 Available On-Demand

  • Who: Solo Recital Alisa Weilerstein, cello

  • Venue: Adella Online (

Event Dates and Tickets

Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:00PM

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Event Sponsors

Alisa Weilerstein’s performance is generously sponsored by Tony and Diane Wynshaw-Boris

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About the Music

BACH  Unaccompanied Cello Suites, Nos. 1-6

The Cleveland Orchestra presents a special solo recital performance of Alisa Weilerstein playing Bach’s complete cycle of Solo Cellos Suites recorded live at Severance Hall in January 2021. These six pieces, written from 1717-23 for Bach’s own use, were rediscovered in the 20th century to become one of the greatest and most-loved works for cello — showcasing a player’s artistry in a journey across a range and depth of emotions.

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Performing Artists

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
(in solo recital at Severance Hall)


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