Our first ever CUCL Prom will take place this summer!
This quintessential British Summer (and now CUCL) tradition will feature acclaimed Columbia College (joint Juilliard) alumna and McArthur Foundation "Genius Grant" Fellow, cellist Alisa Weilerstein (CC'04) playing Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 1, in a program that also includes Beethoven, Rachmaninov, and the UK premiere of Andre Norman's new work.
We will follow the purists' tradition of promming: queuing on the day for a £6 standing ticket (in this instance, for the aerial Gallery, better suited for a group). The promming process has become slightly more complicated since last year, so please RSVP to register your interest, and we will be updating you with detailed instructions in due course. Please plan on arriving at least one hour before the performance starts (appr 5:45pm) or you may be disappointed.
If you don't want to risk it, or don't want to stand, you can also buy a seat HERE
Arts Access Extra - we will also have an exclusive opportunity to meet Alisa on the day of her concert (or a close date) - TO BE CONFIRMED
BBC Prom 12
Following her exciting Proms debut with the BBC Symphony Orchestra last year, rising young American conductor Karina Canellakis returns to direct the orchestra in two 20th-century Russian masterpieces.
Although composed just three years before his death, Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances pulse with exhilarating rhythmic energy, while Shostakovich’s much-loved First Cello Concerto features Alisa Weilerstein in the solo part originally composed for the great cellist Mstislav Rostropovich.
Violence and tenderness battle in Beethoven's Coriolan overture and a UK premiere by Andrew Norman completes the programme.
Ludwig van Beethoven - Overture 'Coriolan' (8 mins)
Dmitri Shostakovich - Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major (29 mins)
Sergei Rachmaninov - Symphonic Dances (36 mins)
Andrew Norman - New Work (6 mins) UK premiere
BBC Symphony Orchestra - Conductor: Karina Cannelakis
Alisa Weilerstein (CC '04) - Cello (Full Bio)