Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Mørk out; Weilerstein in

Alisa Weilerstein, cellist

Giving credit where it's due, the Cincinnati Enquirer's Janelle Gelfand scooped everybody today when she reported on her blog at 5:32 pm that highly acclaimed "Norwegian cellist Truls Mørk has cancelled his performances with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra this weekend due to an illness in his family, the orchestra announced Tuesday. Cellist Alisa Weilerstein, 24, will take his place in the Schumann Cello Concerto. Weilerstein made her Cincinnati Symphony debut in 2004."

This week's concerts will take place on Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30 at 8 pm in Cincinnati's beautiful Music Hall. On the program: the CSO premiere of Symphony No. 11 by the Estonian composer Eduard Tubin, which was unfinished at his death; Schumann's Cello Concerto in A Minor, a jewel of the solo cello repertoire (Alisa Weilerstein, soloist); and Bruckner's Symphony No. 6 in A Major, the shortest in length of the composer’s nine symphonies and the only one that Bruckner, who was notorious for changing his own work, did not revise.

Listen to Paavo's Notes via MP3 here. And read this week's Program Notes before you go.

This program will air via streaming audio for the rest of the world on 90.9 FM, Classical WGUC on Sunday, December 31, at 7:30 pm ET.

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