Alisa Weilerstein http://wrti.org en Check Out These Classical New Releases! http://wrti.org/post/check-out-these-classical-new-releases <p>WRTI's Mark Pinto, your host for the <a href="http://wrti.org/programs/classical-new-releases" target="_blank"><em><strong>Classical New Releases </strong></em></a>show, has several newly released CDs to recommend for your listening pleasure...</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 01:44:20 +0000 Mark Pinto 7191 at http://wrti.org Check Out These Classical New Releases! Alisa Weilerstein and The Elgar Cello Concerto: Her Way http://wrti.org/post/alisa-weilerstein-and-elgar-cello-concerto-her-way <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles American cellist Alisa Weilerstein. She’s in town to perform the iconic Elgar cello concerto with The Philadelphia Orchestra this week.</p><p>http://youtu.be/f38XezcM-kw</p><p>http://youtu.be/84B2ULdnJfQ</p><p> Sat, 15 Dec 2012 16:03:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 4879 at http://wrti.org Alisa Weilerstein and The Elgar Cello Concerto: Her Way Young Cellist With An Old Soul Plays Elgar, Elliott Carter http://wrti.org/post/young-cellist-old-soul-plays-music-classic-and-new American cellist <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/94245984/alisa-weilerstein" target="_blank">Alisa Weilerstein</a> has been attracting intense heat over the last few years. Not only did she win a 2011 MacArthur <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2011/09/20/140627759/cellist-alisa-weilerstein-among-macarthur-grant-winners" target="_blank">"genius"</a> grant, but in 2009 she gave a blistering performance of Kodaly at the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8tgNKi-2PM" target="_blank">White House</a> for President and Mrs. Tue, 06 Nov 2012 17:05:00 +0000 editor 4675 at http://wrti.org Young Cellist With An Old Soul Plays Elgar, Elliott Carter Alisa Weilerstein: Playing Bach With The Fishes http://wrti.org/post/alisa-weilerstein-playing-bach-fishes <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/94245984/alisa-weilerstein">Alisa Weilerstein</a>, one of today's top cellists, is accustomed to playing in the world's finest concert halls. This season alone brings her to Seoul, Hamburg, Los Angeles, London and Sydney. But there was one other lofty venue on her travel schedule: the National Aquarium in Baltimore.<p>Strategically positioned above a tank full of stingrays, Weilerstein unpacked her cello to serenade the sea creatures — and dozens of pleasantly surprised aquarium visitors — with music by Johann Sebastian Bach. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 18:10:16 +0000 Tom Huizenga 483 at http://wrti.org Alisa Weilerstein: Playing Bach With The Fishes