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Alisa Weilerstein, cellist

La Jolla Music Society

New Ground

Prelude Lecture by Michael Gerdes

New Ground

Friday, August 11 · 7:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Prelude Lecture by Michael Gerdes
6:30 PM in The JAI


Composers step out of their comfort zone and defy their surroundings in this powerful program. Gideon Klein’s ebullient and lighthearted String Trio was composed whilst the composer was imprisoned in the Terezín prison camp just days before his deportation to Auschwitz. Beethoven charted new ground in celestial music that was baffling to his contemporaries and has come to be considered a pinnacle of human creation. Having written almost exclusively just for the piano, Chopin’s Cello Sonata represents an extraordinary effort on the part of a composer who, only a few years from the end of his life, determined to master a genre he had never before attempted.

Serenata for Two Violins and Cello, JS169

Noah Bendix-Balgley, Max Tan*, violins
Julia Lee*, cello


Sonata for Cello and Piano in G Minor, Op. 65

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Inon Barnatan, piano


Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello

Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin
Richard O’Neill, viola
Paul Wiancko, cello


String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2 “Rasumovsky”

Takács Quartet

*Fellowship Artist