KATONAH, N.Y. -- Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts presents internationally renowned American cellist and recipient of a MacArthur genius grant Alisa Weilerstein, as Caramoor's first-ever Artist-in-Residence.
Weilerstein continues a long, fruitful relationship with Caramoor that began when she first participated in the Rising Stars program at age 17.
Weilerstein will kick-off her residency on Thursday, July 31 at 6 p.m., in the Spanish Courtyard with an unaccompanied recital featuring four pieces – Britten’s "Tema Sacher," Golijov’s "Omaramor," Bach’s Cello Suite No. 3 and Zoltán Kodály’s Sonata for Solo Cello.
On Friday, Aug. 1 at 8 p.m., Weilerstein will be joined by the Ariel Quartet in the Spanish Courtyard for an evening of chamber music.
The Ariel Quartet has quickly earned a glowing international reputation, winning a number of international prizes since their 2008-09 tenure as Caramoor’s Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence.
Weilerstein will also join together for a performance with Orchestra of St. Luke’s led by conductor, Pablo Heras-Casado to end the summer festival on Sunday, Aug. 3.
For more information and to purchase tickets to each of these events, visit Caramoor's website at www.caramoor.org.