Just before Swan Lake, by the Moscow City Ballet, in Nottingham last night. Not the best performance in the world, and you know the orchestra isn’t going to be digging deep into your soul when it wheels out a Korg instead of a real harp, but it was still entertaining.
Weilerstein tackles the famous Elgar Cello Concerto with Daniel Barenboim conducting. They recorded the Cello Concerto together for a new and much-anticipated album – something made all the more notable considering Daniel Barenboim was married to Jacqueline du Pré, legendary cellist who famously made the piece her own before succumbing to multiple sclerosis.
I was lucky enough to watch Alisa Weilerstein play this with the Hallé Orchestra late last year, and was blown away.