Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Gabriel Kahane, voice/piano
This intimate duo recital in the Mansion pairs the critically acclaimed superstar cellist Alisa Weilerstein with singer/composer/pianist Gabriel Kahane, whose music “absorbs everything from nineteen twenties neoclassicism to bluegrass and modern indie pop” (The New Yorker),in a program featuring Bach’s Unaccompanied Cello Suites Nos. 3 & 5 and solo works by Kahane.
The performance culminates with the Washington premiere of a new sonata created by Kahane for cello, piano and voice which draws on the poetry of the great 20th century Polish poet Zbigniew Herbert.