Tchaikovsky & Dvorák
Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
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Marin Alsop, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
James Lee III -
Chuphshah! Harriet’s Drive to Canaan
(BSO Commission & World Premiere)
Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”
At just 29, Alisa Weilerstein demonstrates why she is already considered America’s most dynamic female cellist in Dvořák’s Cello Concerto. It precedes Tchaikovsky’s passionate, gripping symphonic essay, the “Pathétique,” a last gasp foreshadowing his own death just days later. Baltimore-based James Lee III’s
Chuphshah! Harriet’s Drive to Canaan depicts Harriet Tubman’s yearning for emancipation, drawing on Negro Spirituals to express her journey from slavery to freedom.
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