Dvořák’s Masterful Symphony no. 7 Conducted by Rafael Payare

Discover the musical world of Rafael Payare in a program imbued with intimacy and sharing, featuring one of his favourite works: Dvořák’s Symphony no. 7, among the composer’s masterpieces.  The program also includes Mediodía en el Llano by the Venezuelan composer Estévez, and Shostakovich’s introspective Concerto no. 2, performed by renowned cellist Alisa Weilerstein, Maestro Payare’s life partner.

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
Rafael Payare, conductor – Artist-in-residence generously sponsored by The Rossy Foundation
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Alisa WeilersteinAlisa Weilerstein is one of the foremost cellists of our time. Since making her professional and Carnegie Hall debuts in her early teens, she has been in high demand as a solo recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist with leading orchestras worldwide. She was recognized with a MacArthur Fellowship in 2011.   An authority on Bach’s music for unaccompanied cello, Weilerstein recently released a best-selling recording of his solo suites on the Pentatone label, streamed them in her innovative #36DaysOfBach project, and deconstructed his beloved G-major prelude in a Vox.com video, viewed almost 1.5 million times. Her discography also includes chart-topping albums and the winner of BBC Music’s “Recording of the Year” award. As Artistic Partner of the Trondheim Soloists, she regularly tours and records with the Norwegian orchestra. She is an ardent champion of contemporary music, and has premiered and championed important new works by composers including Pascal Dusapin, Osvaldo Golijov and Matthias Pintscher. Other career milestones include a performance at the White House for President and Mrs. Obama. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of nine, Weilerstein is a staunch advocate for the T1D community. She lives with her husband, Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare, and their young child.

Antonio Estévez, Mediodía en el Llano [Noon on the Prairie] (7 min.)
Shostakovich, Cello Concerto no. 2 in G major, op. 126 (33 min.)
Dvořák, Symphony no. 7 in D minor, op. 70 (35 min.)

WEBCAST: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 – 7 pm, until February 16, 2021

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