Alisa Weilerstein: FRAGMENTS 2
In FRAGMENTS 2, the second installment of this groundbreaking performance series for solo cello, new works are woven together with Bach’s second cello suite, responsive lighting and scenic architecture, inviting audiences into an immersive, multisensory experience.
In Alisa Weilerstein’s groundbreaking, multi-year performance series FRAGMENTS, new music by some of the most compelling composers of our time meets the timeless beauty of Bach’s Six Suites for Solo Cello in an immersive, multisensory audience experience. Within each FRAGMENTS program 1-6, individual movements from a single Bach suite are thoughtfully integrated with selected new commissions to make a wholly original emotional arc. Enhanced by responsive lighting and scenic architecture, the music is performed without pauses or printed program details, creating an atmosphere of enchantment, adventure and discovery.
CO-PRESENTED BY SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY AND LA JOLLA MUSIC SOCIETY
Leadership support for FRAGMENTS is generously provided by Joan and Irwin Jacobs.
Patron support for FRAGMENTS is provided by Judy and Tony Evnin, Clara Wu Tsai and Paul Sekhri.
FRAGMENTS has been made possible with commissioning support from Alphadyne Foundation, the San Diego Symphony, UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures, Carnegie Hall, Celebrity Series of Boston and The Royal Conservatory of Music for the 21C Festival.
Special thanks to Martha Gilmer for her leadership and counsel, and to Celebrity Series of Boston and Aspen Music Festival and School for their in-kind contributions.